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 […]

Paths to a crisis-proof industry

Aachen, May 10, 2021 – The term resilience has been on everyone’s lips at least since the COVID 19 pandemic – especially with regard to the future design of industry. “If we want to arm our companies for future crises, we have to rethink previously common impact and explanation models for processes within the machine, […]

Intelligent monitoring of drilling processes

Hamburg, February 24, 2021 – Around 150 million rivets are set every year in European aircraft construction – two thirds of which are processed by employees using lightweight machines. It is obvious that nothing must go wrong here. Quality control is correspondingly complex and expensive. This is where the work of Samuel Bender from the […]

Thinking computer science into production engineering
Hanover, 08 February 2021 - Dr Marc-André Dittrich accepted the golden Otto Kienzle Commemoration Medal on Friday - the prestigious award of the WGP, the Scientific Society for Production Engineering, the association of leading professors in production engineering. "His extremely quick grasp of things and, above all, his interdisciplinary view of things have brought about [...]