Machine Engineering

Machine engineering is one of Germany’s key industries. The importance of this segment has led to the creation of new university degree programs in fields such as production and logistics, process engineering, vehicle/automotive engineering, production engineering and aerospace engineering among others.

innovations-report offers informative reports and articles covering technologies such as automation, motion, power train, energy, conveyor, plastics, lightweight construction, logistics/warehousing, measurement systems, machine tools and control engineering.

Thanks to AI, robots are learning how to perform assembly tasks

When it comes to assembly tasks, especially regarding small and medium lot sizes, up till now flexible robot programming has been a time-consuming and costly job. The “Rob-aKademI” research project,…

More powerful electric motors with 3D printing: EXIST research transfer from TU Freiberg pushes additive manufacturing

“We are rethinking the electric motor,” explains Philipp Arnold. “The drive tasks of the future – whether in industry or traffic – place high demands on the…

Fraunhofer ISE Develops with Partners a Novel High-Throughput System for Functional Printing

In addition to solar cells, the system enables high-precision printing on single components, e.g. for applications in the field of hydrogen technology, sensor…

MOONRISE: Bringing 3D printing to the moon – Moondust melted under lunar conditions

“With these spheres, we have come a big step closer to 3D-printing on the moon”, explains Niklas Gerdes, a scientific employee of the LZH. A laser system…

Strong and ductile Damascus steels by additive manufacturing

Dr. Philipp Kürnsteiner, Prof. Eric Jägle and their team at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE) designed, together with colleagues from the…

Reprogramming of macroscopic self-assembly with dynamic boundaries

Self-assembly is an autonomous process where complex and functional structures are created in a bottom-up manner by the organization of a large set of…

How interstitial ordering affects high-strength steels

The performance of materials is strongly influenced by their alloying elements: Adding elements beyond the basic composition of the alloy can strongly…

LED instead of laser or electron beam: New technology revolutionizes 3D metal printing

Selective LED-based melting (SLEDM) – i.e. the targeted melting of metal powder using high-power LED light sources – is the name of the new technology that a…

Escaping crisis with innovation: The University of Bayreuth founds a centre for 3D printing that is unique in Germany

“In the national and international research environment, additive manufacturing is usually viewed through the eyes of an engineer. But only if this future…

EU project GALACTIC develops supply chain for Alexandrite laser crystals

Laser systems in earth observation satellites generate data for the analysis of the earth's atmosphere and surface.

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