Initiative for a functioning industry in the energy crisis

Flensburg, May 9, 2022 – At its spring meeting in Flensburg, the WGP (Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Produkti-onstechnik – Scientific Society for Production Technology) took an in-depth look at the effects of the energy crisis on the manufacturing sector and launched an efficiency initiative. The WGP is an association of 70 leading professors of production technology. […]

Independence from Russia is possible faster

Hamburg, March 30, 2022 – The war that Russia is waging against Ukraine has shown all those responsible in politics, business, science, society, NGOs and every human being with frightening clarity our economic-industrial, especially energy interconnectedness and thus dependence. But we have a lever that is effective in the short term, which already led a […]

Further training courses on innovative production start up again

Hamburg, February 23, 2022 – After the WGP Production Academy took an enforced break due to the Corona crisis, the Scientific Society for Production Technology is starting up again in spring 2022 with its seminars on innovative production technology and new processes. Participants can get the latest knowledge from the renowned WGP research institutes directly […]

Production needs new targets

Hamburg, January 10, 2022 – Since the beginning of 2022, Prof. Jens P. Wulfsberg, Head of the Manufacturing Technology Laboratory (LaFT) at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg, has been the new President of the WGP (Scientific Society for Production Engineering). He succeeds Prof. Christian Brecher, head of the Chair of Machine […]

Product updates on an industrial scale

Aachen / Hannover, December 16, 2021 – A new concept of an Update Factory shows an almost revolutionary way how manufacturing companies can develop innovative business models with industrial updates of their products. The position paper was created in collaboration between WGP (Scientific Society for Production Engineering) and WiGeP (Scientific Society for Product Development). “We have completely rethought sustainability. The Update Factory would be a big step towards the urgently needed circular economy,” emphasizes Prof. Volker Schulze, main author of WGP and spokesman of the Institute Management of the Institute of Production Engineering wbk at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Glasgow – The industry can do much more

Glasgow showed two things: There is a certain consensus that something urgently needs to be done about man’s influence on the climate. And: Disruptive, revolutionary changes do not seem feasible. The goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to the pre-industrial era was dropped at the World Climate Conference against better judgment.

The production of profiles becomes significantly more efficient

Berlin, November 09, 2021 – Profiles ranging from guard rails to drawer guides can be found in all areas of our lives. However, their production has so far been mainly mechanically supported, and digitization is still the exception in this area. This could soon change, as Dr. Tilman Traub’s research is bearing fruit: the first […]

“Windows for robotics” and other innovations for more sustainability

Dresden, October 04, 2021 – At the annual congress of the WGP (Scientific Society for Production Engineering), solutions for the upcoming structural change of the industry towards energetically improved processes or even the use of environmentally friendly materials were presented. “This change can only be contested with innovative production technology and the new possibilities of […]

Making electrolysers for green hydrogen ready for series production

Aachen, August 30, 2021 – Hydrogen plays a central role in the energy transition. To drive production forward, Peter Altmaier presented his National Hydrogen Strategy just over a year ago. Now, on August 26, 2021, the kickoff event for the largest implementation initiative to date, with 700 million euros, took place in Frankfurt/Main. It comprises […]

Intelligently securing production sites

Aachen, May 17, 2021 – In view of increasingly occurring crises and disruptions, intelligent production planning is more important than ever. At the same time, a survey significantly supported by the WGP (Scientific Society for Production Engineering) has shown that two thirds of companies are not satisfied with production planning. On June 17, 2021, at […]