The future of production technology
IMPT | The Institute of Micro Production Technology (IMPT) is working on a process sequence for the deposition and structuring of an aluminum nitride thin-film, which can be used in both sensor and actuator systems due to its piezoelectric properties.
IW | A new class of materials impresses with its absence of main elements and limitless combination possibilities. The so-called high entropy alloys are being researched, among others, at the Institute of Materials Science (IW) of Leibniz University Hannover.
IFUM | Nitriding protects tool surfaces from wear, but at the same time makes them susceptible to cracking and oxidation. Scientists at IFUM, IST and ZfM have investigated which steel exhibits the best properties after nitriding.
ITA/IPH | How to compensate the restricted vision in forklifts with the help of strategically placed cameras and augmented reality glasses? Scientists from ITA and IPH are jointly tackling this question.
IFA | Companies that offer diverse products often struggle with inefficient processes and high inventory levels. But what is the impact of removing exotic products from the portfolio? The IFA is developing a method for companies to assess this.
match | The construction industry is currently facing three significant challenges: workforce shortage, low productivity and high environmental impact. To counter these, researchers at the match develop algorithms for robot-based additive manufacturing of near-net-shape concrete components.
IFW | Determining the cause of cycle time fluctuations in linked production lines and predicting the effect of delays is a complex task. The IFW is investigating how artificial intelligence can be used for this purpose in the IIP-Ecosphere project.
IPH | In cooperation with Otto Fuchs KG, IPH is researching methods to predict and avoid thin flash during flashless forging of aluminum. The development of target-oriented sealing concepts should significantly increase process efficiency in the future.
IMPT/IQ | In order to measure the gravitational acceleration g due to gravity with high precision, scientists are developing miniaturized quantum gravimeters. These could be used on satellites and in research rockets, to study climate change or for earthquake warning.