Research

The future of production technology

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IFW | When grinding long cantilever tools, displacement of the workpiece occurs. This reduces the manufacturing quality. IFW is developing a sensory grinding spindle to compensate displacement during tool grinding and reduce scrap.
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IKK | Standardization is an integral part of the circular economy, enabling a universal assessment of materials, processes and products. At the same time, the important role of standards in transferring research findings into practice is often underestimated. For this reason, IKK – Institute of Plastics and Circular Economy actively participates in standardization committees for the plastics recycling sector.
IFA | Artificial intelligence (AI) can enable predictions of delivery times and in this way improve the planning of engine maintenance. The Institute of Production Systems and Logistics (IFA) and MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH are researching this topic.
IFUM | Forging processes are subject to significant fluctuations, resulting in extremely varying tool service lives. A mobile measuring concept is being developed at IFUM to record critical process parameters and build up a deeper understanding of the process.