Research: From medical technology to aerospace technology, from stone processing to CFRP production
IFW deals with the areas of manufacturing processes, machines and controls as well as production organization.
Cross-divisional research areas include, for example, new manufacturing processes under the stricter material and process requirements in medical technology or under the lightweight construction and safety specifications in the aerospace industry. For almost 15 years we have been inviting experts to the conference "New manufacturing technologies in aerospace", and for the past three years we have been doing so together with our partner, the Machining Innovations Network. www.machining-network.com
The "High-performance production of CFRP" is another research focus, which has been anchored in the "Stade field office" since 2011, in the immediate vicinity of CFK Valley and Airbus. www.hpcfk.de
The Collaborative Research Centre "Gentelligent Components", which is based at the IFW, investigates methods across institutes and disciplines in order, for example, to imprint information about the origin of components into the material itself and to enable them to communicate in the production process and to make their own decisions. www.sfb653.uni-hannover.de
We are also one of the few institutes that can boast a long tradition of research in the field of stone processing.
A cross-section of current research projects can be found under Current Projects.