The future of production technology
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.
IFW | Component marking does not have to be complex and expensive. In machined components, the surface is as unique as a fingerprint – and thus offers the possibility of marker-free identification and reliable traceability.
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.
IW | How can the forming behavior of promising but limited-formability engineering materials be improved? At the Institute of Materials Science (IW), research is being conducted into the so-called electroplastic effect: current pulses are intended to facilitate the plastic deformation of magnesium alloys.
ITA | During longer-lasting space missions, damaged components can be repaired and remanufactured in microgravity with the help of laser metal deposition. Scientists from Hannover and Magdeburg are jointly pursuing this research goal.
IKK | Mechanical recycling of textile waste: In close cooperation with the textile industry the IKK – Institute of Plastics and Circular Economy at Leibniz Universität Hannover develops individual processing steps for manufacture of high-quality plastic recyclates.
IPH | IPH has developed an algorithm for the automated design of rolling dies in the DFG project “Non-Circular Rolling”. The researchers are using it to perform extensive parameter studies with a wide range of dies.
IMPT | IDS | Measuring smallest forces precisely and within a very short time: This challenge is currently being researched by the Institute of Micro Production Technology (IMPT) in cooperation with the Institute of Dynamics and Vibration Research (IDS). The sensors used in this application are made of piezoelectric materials.
LZH | IPH | Additive manufacturing makes it possible not only to attach RFID tags to identify components from the outside, but also to implement them directly in the component. Which processes are suitable – and to what extent can this process be automated?