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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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The LWF team wishes all students, partners in research and industry a Merry Christmas, relaxing holidays and a good start into 2023!

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Am 23. und 24. November 2022 fand das 12. Gemeinschaftskolloquium "Gemeinsame Forschung in der Mechanischen Fügetechnik" am Fraunhofer IGP in Rostock statt. Die Veranstaltung, welche von den AiF-Forschungsvereinigungen EFB und FOSTA ausgerichtet wird, bietet seit vielen Jahren eine wichtige Plattform für den fachlichen Austausch zwischen den Experten der mechanischen Fügetechnik aus Wissenschaft und Industrie. Das LWF hat sich zahlreich beteiligt…

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On 05. and 06.10.2022 the annual PhD student seminar on adhesive bonding technology took place for the 13th time. The Technical University of Braunschweig invited to the premises of the monastery Michaelstein, where eight PhD students from six universities and Fraunhofer institutes met together with their professors and group leaders. The LWF was represented by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerson Meschut and the research assistants Marius Striewe and Karina…

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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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On the evening of September 23, 2022, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering opened its doors to visitors of all ages and offered an insight into the world of mechanical engineering at the University of Paderborn and beyond with the help of numerous booths. The individual chairs and subject groups as well as study initiatives welcomed a large number of students from higher grades, adults, but also younger and older children. In addition to the…

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Together with 300 international guests, the scientific staff of the LWF visited the SCT 2022 in Mailand. With 150 presentations from industry and science, a wide range of topics related to steel and automotive construction was presented. The LWF presented 5 exciting research projects in the field of materials and joining technology. The core topic of the SCT this year was the reduction of costs and energy consumption while improving crash safety…

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All students of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering are cordially invited to enjoy hot dogs and drinks while learning about the activities of the LWF®, topics for student research projects and theses, and PhD opportunities.

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Student and research staff tell how they came to the LWF. In the process, it becomes clear what the LWF stands for, why you should already be involved in research during your studies and what a successful team spirit looks like. Interested? Please contact us via: bewerbung(at)lwf.upb(dot)de

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