HANNOVER MESSE 2019,
01 - 05 April
In addition, Fraunhofer IWU demonstrates highlights from the department adaptronics at the main booth, for example digital processes for the functionalization of structural components. With the help of laser-based technologies among other things, electrical and sensory functions can be placed onto structural components freely and economically. Conducting paths and operating elements are printed directly onto the components. In addition to increasing flexibility, this way the weight of the final product is reduced by omitting the cables. The principle of this novel technique resembles the one of an inkjet printer, only instead of ink a special paste is utilized, which can be used as a conducting path or a sensor after drying, depending on the composition. Using a so-called jet dispenser, which is a specific nozzle, these pastes are deposited onto the component as strands or points. A robot guides the nozzle over the workpiece. Thus the variant diversity becomes manageable. It is due to the robot that for the first time it is possible to not only print on surfaces, but also to print lines, sensors or keys onto large three-dimensional components in a quick, efficient and entirely individual manner.
Scientists of Fraunhofer IWU give metal cutting machine tools a sense of touch via the tactile workpiece SensoTool. SensoTool captures temperatures and forces where ...
Another highlight of intelligent production technology is demonstrated by the experts in adaptronics of Fraunhofer IWU: “PermaVib”, a vibrational system for drilling ...
If damage occurs in press lines in critical components such as the main drive, the hydraulics of the die cushion or the press transfer, the press comes to a standstill, ...
A cursory glance at shop floors is all it takes to see human-robot collaboration has gone mainstream in manufacturing. However, a second glance reveals that this ...
The additive manufacture of large-volume plastic components is a time-consuming undertaking. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming ...