HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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Lightweight Construction

Less weight - better performance: intelligent lightweight construction systems for a reduction of energy and material requirements.

Hall 5

Integrated Lightweight Plaza

Lightweight construction is a key technology. Industrial enterprises world-wide are striving to reduce the weight and improve the quality of their products. Coupled with innovative design, new lightweight materials save energy and materials, reduce CO2 emissions, while at the same time enhancing the robustness and efficiency of the product. Smart, lightweight systems are acquiring ever greater importance throughout industry – in the automotive sector, in mechanical and plant engineering, and in the energy sector.

Integrated Lightweight Plaza

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Integrated Lightweight Plaza

Why not benefit from the experiences of other sectors? That is the purpose of this new platform for the whole of HANNOVER MESSE. After all, successful lightweight engineering solutions depend on interdisciplinary collaboration in materials, design and construction, and manufacturing technologies. The Integrated Lightweight Plaza is the ideal place for your highlight exhibits, project studies and live demonstrations. A Speakers' Corner hosts talks on lightweight construction technologies for a wide range of sectors. Guided tours show visitors the potential in various applications, while a Lightweight Construction Café facilitates dialogue.

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Group presentation Glass fibre-reinforced plastics

CFRPs get a lot of news coverage, but the real industry champions among composites are GFRPs. Glass fibre-reinforced plastics offer many benefits that explain their dominance of the market for composites: they are very light in weight, and their continuous glass-fibre filaments and polyester resins make them highly stable and resistant to corrosion. Advances in process engineering have also made them cheaper to produce. The range of applications is steadily growing – and many examples can be seen at the group presentation Glass fibre-reinforced plastics.

Lightweight Construction Conference

A single technology can lead to innovations right across industry. With a growing list of applications, lightweight construction makes products and systems more efficient, cheaper and sustainable. On 25 April, an international conference located within the theme park "“Lightweight Construction" will be discussing which technologies and construction processes are setting the trend in lightweight construction. And which materials: non-ferrous metals, plastics and composites, ceramics or steel?


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