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Alfred Wegener Institut

Leichtbau ELiSE

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Exhibition stand
Hall 2, Stand A01
Topic: Bionics - Engineering powered by nature
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Alfred Wegener Institut
für Polar- und Meeresforschung

Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
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Fax: +49 471 4831 1149


Mr. Daniel Siegel
Head of Application
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Mr. Dr. Christian Hamm
Plankton Biomechanics (Head)
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Year founded

No. of employees
1.001-10.000 (Status: 2014)

Company profile

The patented lightweight procedure ELiSE is a technology of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute. Your products will benefit of over 20 years expertise in the field of structural analysis of biological lightweight structures and their technology transfer.

The Evolutionary Light Structure Engineering procedure (ELiSE) revolutionises structural lightweight construction by using nature as its role model. See for yourself how in in several projects in close collaboration with our clients a weight reduction of more than 50 % was achieved.

Our range of services includes the whole value chain of the conception, development and optimisation of new lightweight solutions.

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ELiSE Engineering

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Bionic A-pillar inlay

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ELiSE Bionic Bike Additive Manufacturing

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ELiSE Lightweight Additive Manufacturing

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Light weight automotive rim

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Orthopedic cast

In medical engineering low weight, high stability and air permeability are highly important for orthopedic casts treating bone fractures and other injuries as well as for orthoses, which need to be worn long-term. They require a low weight, high stability and air permeability. Our honeycombed fractal more

Lightweight pavilion

In architecture lightweight construction is advantageous in a variety of fields such as the development of mobile buildings or front structures. As construction materials concrete or fiber composites are particularly suitable as they allow almost any arbitrary structure. In lightweight construction complex more

Offshore foundation

Within the scope of the increasing need of regenerative energy, the development of foundation structures for offshore areas such as multi-megawatt-wind-turbines becomes more and more important. Within these structures steel needs to be used very efficiently to enhance the cost-effectiveness of innovative more

Yacht Engineering

Lightweight construction is of great importance for the development of high-performance yachts. A light yacht exhibiting the same structural stability, but at a reduced weight compared to other yachts has the advantage that it displaces less water and thus also has a reduced water resistance leading more

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