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In 2020, despite the challenging situation of the Corona pandemic, the Laboratory of Materials and Joining Technology (LWF) succeeded in setting a new record of third-party funds spent. In comparison, a total of 3.0 million euros was spent in 2017 and in 2020, the third-party funds spent increased to 4.0 million euros.

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Overview of the project partners of the "Steel battery housing" lead technology project.

Leading technologies for the energy revolution - New research project „Concept development of a steel battery housing with special consideration to the joining technology and the corrosion protection (Steel Battery Housing)“

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With the collaborative research project METEOR (Methods and technologies for validating and optimizing the resource efficiency of process networks in the production of lightweight structures), a new research project is starting at the Laboratory of materials and joining technology (LWF) at the University of Paderborn.

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Prof. Hahn, the founder of the Laboratory for Materials and Joining Technology (LWF) at the University of Paderborn, celebrated his 80th birthday.

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Dr Paulina Sierak has been awarded the Jowat Adhesives Research Award 2020. Image source: Jowat SE

Detmold, 18 December 2020 - For the 16th time, Jowat is honouring first-class work in adhesives research. The prize, which is awarded every two years, goes to Dr Paulina Sierak in 2020.

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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 2021!

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Participants of the 9th joint colloquium at the Lower Saxony Research Center for Automotive Engineering (NFF) in Braunschweig, December 2019

The "Technology Symposium for mechanical joining technology" of DVS, EFB and FOSTA has been a fixed date in the joining industry calendar for many years. It was actually planned that the joint colloquium would take place this year in Rostock with the host Fraunhofer IGP. However, the year 2020 has presented us all with enormous challenges against the background of the continuing corona pandemic and so it is unfortunately not yet possible to meet…

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EuroBLECH Digital Innovation Summit. Source: Mack Brooks Exhibitions Ltd

Future trends in forming and joining technology The EuroBLECH Digital Innovation Summit from 27-30 October is a four-day online event with technology showcase, networking and webinars for professionals from the entire technology chain in sheet metal working. As part of this digital EuroBLECH, there will be an EFB webinar on Thursday, 29 October at 15:30 on the subject of Trends for the Future - Forming and Joining Technology.

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University research is mainly financed by third-party funding from research associations, foundations, federal and state ministries, either directly or via funding organizations such as the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) or the German Research Foundation (DFG), the European Union or industry. In this sense, the acquisition of third-party funds by professors at a university is often highlighted by universities and…

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Knowledge floaters are instructional videos specially developed for digital media that deal with topics from the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, information technology and construction engineering in a clear and memorable way with facts, data and figures. The images, animations and videos shown are audiovisually supported by a readable and spoken text. The creators of the knowledge floaters are experts from theory and…

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Supported by the TecUP, LWF scientists develop a system for reproducible segmentation and classification of fracture surfaces of bonded joints

In a new research project, scientists at the Laboratory for material and joining technology (LWF) are developing an analysis system for evaluating fracture surfaces of bonded joints. Building on a successfully completed publicly funded project, the objectives of the new project are the transfer of knowledge from research to industry by providing a marketable system for users and, in the long term, the company foundation. The start-up is also…

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Abschluss des Forschungsvorhabens „Nachweis der Einsetzbarkeit des Widerstandspunktschweißens für reduzierte Flanschbreiten im leichtbauoptimierten Stahlkarosseriebau“

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Together with ten project partners scientists from the Laboratory for Material and Joining Technology (LWF) at the University of Paderborn are developing a combined physical and virtual process chain for fiber-composite plastic-metal hybrid structures.

Together with ten project partners, coordinated by Brose Fahrzeugteile SE & Co. KG, Bamberg, scientists from the Laboratory for Material and Joining Technology (LWF) at the University of Paderborn are developing a combined physical and virtual process chain for fiber-composite plastic-metal hybrid structures as part of the project "hypro - Holistic implementation of hybrid construction methods into series production". The aim is to make the…

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Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der Vorlesungsveranstaltung „Thermische Fügeverfahren“ vor dem Firmengebäude der Tucker GmbH in Gießen.

More than 215 participants from industry and research met at the 20th colloquium "Joint Research in Bonding Technology" on 03 and 04 March 2020 in the Marienberg Fortress in Würzburg. The LWF was prominently represented at the most important event on adhesive technology research in Germany with 6 own lectures and another 3 participations. Besides the young researchers, 2 students of the University of Paderborn also had the chance to get a…

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Participants of the lecture "Thermal joining processes" in front of the company building of Tucker GmbH in Gießen.

Within the master lecture "Thermal Joining Processes" a one-day excursion to Tucker GmbH STANLEY Engineered Fastening was offered on 20.02.2020. After arriving by bus, the participants were welcomed by the plant manager and head of R&D during a friendly reception with a company presentation. The tour of the plant by the various plant and production managers then provided an impressive and deep insight into the main areas of focus of the plant in…

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