Digitalization

  • Appointment of Prof. Schleifenbaum to the chair “Digital Additive Production“ at RWTH Aachen Uni

    Picture: “In the area of Additive Manufacturing, the applications and the transfer of know-how into the industry are particularly important!” © Schleifenbaum.

    Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl. Wirt.-Ing. Johannes Henrich Schleifenbaum has followed the call to the newly established chair – “Digital Additive Production DAP” – of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. He assumed the position on August 1, 2016. He also took over management of the competence area “Additive Manufacturing and Functional Layers” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen on November 1, 2016. Pooled expertise in additive manufacturing technologies in Aachen. Along with RWTH Aachen University, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences and industrial partners, the Fraunhofer Institutes ILT and IPT form a strong network promoting additive manufacturing (AM) technologies at an international level. In addition to the Photonics Cluster, inaugurated in April 2016 at the RWTH Aachen Campus, the newly established DAP chair rounds off the great spectrum of AM offered by Aachen’s R&D landscape.

  • COMPAMED 2016 connected medical devices and people

    Materialise NV from Belgium speaking on “Innovation in 3D Printed Wearables” at COMPAMED HIGH-TECH Forum 2016. IVAM

    Miniaturized connected systems and outstanding business contacts: forming networks on both technical and business level was one of the key features of COMPAMED 2016, the international trade fair for suppliers and manufacturers of medical technologies. This trend was visible at and enhanced by the joint trade fair booth of the IVAM Microtechnology Network in hall 8a, the accompanying presentation forum and numerous B2B meetings between companies from Germany and Japan.

  • ICTM Conference 2017: Production technology for turbomachine manufacturing of the future

    Digitally created and saved in the cloud - how the digital twin accompanies the component throughout its entire life cycle will be a central topic at the ICTM Conference. © Photo Fraunhofer IPT

    “Digital production” is increasingly turning into an integral part of successful turbomachinery manufacturing: How digitalization approaches can enhance efficient manufacturing and lifetime of modern turbomachinery components will be the central aspect of the fourth “ICTM Conference” on February 15 and 16, 2017, in Aachen. Online registration for the conference is open now, with an early bird price until December 16, 2016. The event, which is organized by the Fraunhofer Institutes for Production Technolgy IPT and Laser Technology ILT, provides attendants of the turbomachinery industry with current information and the opportunity to discuss new developments around the major topics “Advanced Machining”, “Digitalization”, “Industrie 4.0” and “Additive Manufacturing”.

  • Startschuss für APOLI: mehr Sicherheit in der Industrie 4.0

    Industry 4.0 and its different aspects.

    Das Projekt APOLI (Aufgabenbezogene Polymorphe Identifikation) geht an den Start. Ziel ist es, für mehr Sicherheit in den Geschäftsprozessen zu sorgen, insbesondere vor dem Hintergrund von Industrie 4.0. Im Mittelpunkt dabei steht die zweifelsfreie und gleichzeitig anwenderfreundliche Authentifizierung und Autorisierung von Personen und Objekten, die an IT-gestützten, vernetzten Geschäftsabläufen beteiligt sind. Die Projektleitung liegt beim Fraunhofer ESK. Die Sicherheit digitaler Geschäftsprozesse beruht darauf, dass die Identität einer Person oder einer Maschine, Industrieanlage oder Software-Komponente erkannt und überprüft wird. Daraus wiederum ergibt sich eine Autorisierung, also eine Zugangsberechtigung zu einer Serviceplattform oder einer weiteren Komponente. Nur so ist sichergestellt, dass zum Beispiel bei der Fernwartung der Zugriff auf die richtige Maschine oder Komponente erfolgt und dass Missbrauch ausgeschlossen ist.