LightCon Preview Week
The LightCon Preview Week is completed: a week full of ideas and inspiration for lightweight construction. For five days, we looked at different areas of lightweight construction in our online presentations - giving a foretaste of the new congress trade fair LightCon taking place in Hannover from 6 to 7 October 2021. If you missed a lecture or want to deepen your knowledge – please go ahead and take a look!
Review Program LightCon Preview Week 2020
Yves Mattern, Managing Director, Lignoa Leichtbau GmbH
Wood with its technical properties is not only the oldest Lightweight material, in some cases and for some products it is the best. New production processes allow to use wood for lightweight products that had previously not been thought of. The Wooden-3d-Tubing-Process helps to orientate the wood fiber along a hollow profile while using common wood veneer, calculable and reproducible.
Tassilo Witte, Project Manager & Airbus Recycling Expert, CTC GmbH
The use of sustainable and lightweight materials is an important element of future aircraft. While lightweight technologies and overall aircraft efficiency (engines, drag) are the key drivers for lower fuel consumption, the shift to more sustainable materials and the development of recycling and reuse technologies for the materials used are key for the future circular economy. And what exactly is being done - especially in the area of composite materials - will be the content of this presentation.
Dr. Christian Hamm, Head of the Department of Bionic Lightweight Construction & Functional Morphology, Alfred-Wegener-Institute
Evolution created a large variety of fantastic, very efficient lightweight structures as a result of the adaptation to diverse environmental factors, i.e. significant mechanical challenges and the need to build lightly and/or economically. To use the resulting design principles efficiently for Technology Transfer, we developed the product development process ELISE (Evolutionary Light Structure Engineering) for applications in automotive, aerospace, medical, naval and mechanical engineering, which will be presented in this online lecture.
Stefanie Brickwede, Managing Director, Mobility goes Additive e.V.
Lightweight plays an increasing role for different transport modes although the potential is yet not even to a small extend explored. The mostly used production technology is additive manufacturing also known as 3d printing to realize weight-optimized solutions. Many sectors are currently busy with identifying the ideal use cases to save material and therefore production time, weight and costs. The perfect side-effect of this green technology is the reduction of carbon emissions and water consumption. Be inspired and boost AM!
Dr.-Ing. Nico Liebers, Project Manager, Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
We present the lessons learned and way forward after the national funded project “iFeZ”. A lot of practical challenges of a digitized production were tackled as the retrofit of 7 different sensor systems for process monitoring to test feasibility and interference. Furthermore, we introduce our open source-based architecture to transfer, store and visualize data and harmonize in-house developed expert systems. The transferability as well as their application to other process technologies is shown in the outlook.
Companies of the Speakers
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