Press release

In cooperation with Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Meschut and Nick Chudalla, M. Sc. from the Department of Adhesive Bonding Technology have developed and scientifically validated a process that enables the component-friendly separation of bonded steel joints, among other things in car body repair. Low temperatures are used to reduce the energy absorption of the adhesive to such an extent that the joint can be…

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Im Projektseminar Fügetechnik und Leichtbau (Prototyping im Anlagenbau) haben die Studierenden dieses Semester eigenständig eine Fügezange entwickelt. Ziel war es, den gesamten Entwicklungsprozess von der Konzeptphase über Konstruktion, Simulation und Programmierung bis hin zur Erprobung am Prototypen zu durchlaufen. Durch die ganzheitliche Systembetrachtung und Implementierung des selbst entwickelten Zustandsautomaten bauten die Studenten so…

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„Fügen heißt verbinden. Wir wollen nicht nur Werkstoffe verbinden, sondern auch Menschen. Zu diesem Zweck wurde im LWF ein neuer Ort der Begegnung geschaffen, der den zwischenmenschlichen Austausch zwischen den Mitarbeitenden bei einer Tasse Kaffe in lockerer Atmosphäre anregen soll

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"360° - from Engineering to Production" is the company motto of Heggemann AG and stands for the realization of the complete value chain in product development and safeguarding as well as in the design and industrialization of quantity-optimized manufacturing processes. Students of the LWF lecture "Joining of lightweight structures" as well as student employees of the LWF got an impressive insight into this during an excursion to Heggemann AG in…

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Der mit 5.000 Euro dotierte “Academic Fatigue Research Award” wurde auf der „ECS Simulation Conference“ am 11.05.2023 in Linz an Herrn Dr.-Ing. Serkan Cavdar für seine ausgezeichnete Dissertation zum Thema „Spannungsbasierte Lebensdauerberechnung von zyklisch beanspruchten Klebverbindungen mit hyperelastischem Deformationsverhalten“ verliehen.

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The German Research Foundation (DFG) extended its funding for the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) ‘Method development for mechanical joinability in versatile process chains’ at Paderborn University. The CRC/Transregio 285 received around 11 million euros for its second four-year funding phase. Researchers from Paderborn University, TU Dresden and FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg have been working together within this interdisciplinary CRC in the field…

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The LWF has visited the research institution "InstitutoTecnológico de Canarias" (ITC). The ITC is a publiccompany of the Canary Islands government, whose activities are in the fields of Research, Development and Innovation. The technologies developed socio-economic transformation and sustainable development of the Canary Islands. The LWF would like to thank Gonzalo Piernavieja Izquierdo for his hospitality and the exciting insights into the…

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Visiting the pipe production at Tata Steel Tubes B.V. in Maastricht, Netherlands

As part of the IGF research project "Design of adhesive bonding in agricultural machinery construction," the Laboratory for Materials and Joining Technology (LWF) is working with Münster University of Applied Sciences on a design method for adhesive bonds in agricultural machinery and plant construction. This is to enable an analytical SME-based design following the FKM guideline. On 26 April 2023, the final project meeting of the…

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The LWF held an annual strategy workshop on 06.04.2023 and invited all students as well as technical and scientific staff of the LWF. During the afternoon and evening, exciting presentations were given on individual student work as well as other areas of LWF activity. The goal of the workshop was to provide insights into different areas, to have conversations about possible future activities at LWF, as well as to express…

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As part of the IGF research project "Failure analysis of bonded joints", the LWF is working with the Gesellschaft zur Förderung angewandter Informatik e.V. (Society for the Promotion of Applied Computer Science) on a computer-aided analysis of bonded fracture surfaces. The objectification of the fracture surface evaluation of bonded joints is essential for the quality assurance of cross-industry adhesive users. On April 20, 2023, the final meetin…

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Group photo in front of the production halls of BTM Maschinen- und Steuerungsbau GmbH
Group photo in front of the production halls of BTM Maschinen- und Steuerungsbau GmbH

Mr. Fisch (Managing Director) of BTM EUROPE Blechverbindungstechnik GmbH invited the LWF's Mechanical Joining Technology Section to Brilon to discuss common topics. BTM takes over the production of simple tools up to the sophisticated automation of production lines in the field of mechanical joining technology. One focus here is on clinching, which is used to join sheet metal and profiles reliably, cost-effectively and without the application of…

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At the 23rd Colloquium "Joint Research in Adhesive Bonding Technology", more than 180 participants from industry and research met on February 28 and March 01, 2023, at the DECHEMA House in Frankfurt This event has been the forum for adhesive developers, manufacturers and users for many years. The LWF was prominently represented at the most important event for adhesive technology research in Germany with 6 of its own technical presentations and a…

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LWF® employees Johannes Göddecke, Karina Tews and Tobias Schmolke (ltr) present their research results at the Adhesion Society Annual Meeting.

The Adhesion Society organizes a large conference on adhesive bonding technology every year. About 275 scientists from the field of adhesive bonding technology meet and exchange information on current research topics. The LWF® was represented by three employees who presented exciting contributions from current research projects. Ms. Karina Tews focused in her presentation "Experimental Investigation of the fatigue behavior and calculation of the…

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As part of the two-week interdisciplinary internship "Resource-efficient mobility", interested high school students from Gymnasium Schloss Neuhaus were able to gain insights into various areas of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Institute of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Through the internship, the pupils* had the opportunity to get to know studying, learning and working at the chairs. The Laboratory of…

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After two years of restrictions due to the pandemic, the LWF was able to use January 2023 to offer excursions to cooperating companies as part of its courses. Hai Extrusion Germany GmbH in Soest was visited as part of the bachelor's course "Lightweight Materials" and MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH as part of the master's course "Thermal Joining Processes". With over 15 participants in each case, the excursions were well received as a supplement…

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