Press release

Im Rahmen des jährlichen fachübergreifenden Schülerpraktikums zum Thema „Ressourcenschonende Mobilität“ konnten interessierte Schülerinnen und Schüler des GSN Einblicke in verschiedene Bereiche der Fakultät für Maschinenbau gewinnen. Das Laboratorium für Werkstoff- und Fügetechnik begrüßte die Schüler und Schülerinnen am 25.01. und ermöglichte ihnen spannende Einblicke in die mechanische, thermische Fügetechnik sowie Klebtechnik. Die Schüler…

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A look behind the scenes at Tucker GmbH in Giessen! As part of the master's programme "Thermal Joining Processes", we were able to take a look into the fascinating world of industrial production. From system production and impressive metal production to the precise manufacture of plastic functional elements - Tucker GmbH always offers its customers a complete solution! Our day was packed with exciting insights that enabled us to combine our…

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A visit to Hai Extrusion Germany GmbH in Soest was recently on the programme of the bachelor's course "Lightweight construction materials". Fascinating extruded aluminium profiles are manufactured here. The students not only gained an insight into the production processes, but were also able to see the impressive n 3300 kg extrusion line for themselves on site. The dimensions of such a plant were vividly conveyed during an informative factory…

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With great enthusiasm and eager anticipation, our dedicated employees received a comprehensive introduction to the latest addition to our state-of-the-art laboratory equipment during a workshop: The Tucker - Control Unit joining gun, generously provided by TUCKER GmbH. This state-of-the-art system gives us the opportunity to carry out near-series experiments. In addition to the impressive joining speed of 300 mm/s, the Tucker - Control Unit is…

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The LWF team wishes all students, partners in research and industry a Merry Christmas, relaxing holidays and a good start to 2024!

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It was an inspiring experience to attend this exciting conference and share the latest findings from research and industry. Many fascinating contributions filled the atmosphere with innovation, from highly innovative research to practical applications. The colloquium not only offered the opportunity to network with leading minds in mechanical joining technology, but also to network at the evening events away from the presentations. Another…

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The 18th Erlangen Hot Sheet Metal Forming Workshop took place on 14 November 2023 (www.lft.fau.de/18-erlanger-workshop-warmblechumformung). In the LWF's contribution, a solution approach for semi-tubular punch riveting of hot-formed, ultra-high-strength steels in increased thicknesses was presented. Increasing joining part strengths and thicknesses place ever greater demands on the semi-tubular self-pierce rivet. By modifying the properties of…

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Unter dem Motto „Wir programmieren und tüfteln und tauchen gemeinsam ein in die Welt der Technik“ fand in den Herbstferien 2023 eine Kinderferienfreizeit für Kinder von Studierenden und Mitarbeitenden der Universität Paderborn statt. Organisiert wurde diese durch den SFB/Transregio 285 und die Gleichstellungsbeauftrage der Universität Paderborn sowie der ITQ GmbH einem langjährigen Partner des LWF. In dem Workshop wurden den Kindern…

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Die AJP 2023 fand vom 19 bis zum 20 Oktober 2023 in Braga, Portugal statt. Über 120 Wissenschaftler aus 26 Ländern präsentierten die neusten Forschungsergebnisse auf dem Gebiet der Fügetechnik. Das LWF wurde mit 3 Fachvorträgen vertreten.  Der krönende Abschluss der Konferenz war das Banquet im historischen Ambiente der Bom Jesus do Monto mit gutem Essen, klassicher Fado Musik und einem geselligen Austausch.

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Machine learning is considered a driver of progress in a wide range of industries. Whether in autonomous driving, medical technology, or language models such as ChatGPT, Machine Learning is revolutionizing our understanding of how to analyze and use data. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that LWF has joined forces with KTP for an intensive training of Machine Learning theory and application! Over a day of intensive training, various ML…

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Universitäre Forschung wird überwiegend mit Zuwendungen Dritter (Drittmitteln) von Forschungsgemeinschaften, von Stiftungen, von Ministerien des Bundes und der Länder, entweder direkt oder über Förderorganisationen, wie z.B. von der Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen (AiF) oder der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), von der Europäischen Union oder der Industrie finanziert. Die Einwerbung von Drittmitteln durch die…

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The so-called "Olympic Games of Forming Technology" took place this year in Cannes on the Côte d'Azur, France. From September 24 - 29, the conference was held in 9 different live sessions, presenting over 370 technical papers and keynote lectures by participants from 35 countries. The ICTP conference series is the most important international conference in the field of metal forming. It gathers the most prominent experts in sheet metal and solid…

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The 14th European Adhesion Conference (EURADH) was held in conjunction with the 7th World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena (WCARP) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the LWF was present with three exciting presentations on topics deponding, aging and electromobility.

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In the course of lightweight developments in body-in-white construction, steel-intensive vehicle structures with aluminum outer skin components are of great importance. Due to the metallurgical incompatibility between steel and aluminum, resistance element welding (WES) is a particularly suitable joining solution for joining dissimilar material combinations. On August 22, industrial representatives from various sectors met in Paderborn for the…

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On June 28 - 29, 2023, resistance welders met for the 25th time this year for their "Resistance Welding Meeting" at the Haus der Unternehmer in Duisburg, which was once again organized by the SLV Duisburg in cooperation with the DVS - Deutscher Verband für Schweißen und verwandte Verfahren e. V. (German Welding Society). An exciting mixture of theory and practice makes this conference so successful. For this reason, practical lectures were on…

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