The company Havel metal foam GmbH has developed a battery box that is not only lighter than conventional battery cases. It also provides improved protection for the battery.
Lusatia has become a hot spot for lightweight design, now home to both companies and research institutes. Both benefit from the synergies that Brandenburg creates. In the video, Dr. Kai Winkelmann from SMT describes the research goals pursued by the company together with its partners, such as, for example, the Panta Rhei.
Knowhow Wilhelms GmbH combines 3D printing with arc welding. In this way they benefit from the advantages of the printing process and at the same time achieve a print rate of 600 cubic centimetres an hour.
In an interview with the transfer scouts for lightweight design from Innovation Hub 13, the experts explain how university expertise is combined with company needs and the advantages of cooperation between companies and research.
The key innovations in the field of lightweight design, which we have developed here and continue to pursue, are numerous and, above all, they focus on the development of so-called structured metal sheets.
Team Tejbrant designs and builds bus stops. Ordinary and yet truly special constructions. Why are aluminium profiles increasingly replacing steel? Boards made out of aluminium honeycombs and metal foams are technologies of the future, and are already being used today.
The company KAPI Electronics manufactures flight recorders and safety systems for small aircrafts on-site at the airport grounds in Eberswalde. The use of lightweight design fabrics in the aviation sector is self-explanatory—it’s easier to fly with less weight. Some of the flight recorder housings have been manufactured by 3D printers.
In cooperation with the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, the company LKT has developed the Flexreha procedure. This procedure is used for the renovation of crumbling and damaged concrete shafts; it utilises composite materials and can be used at any time of the year.
Under the management of Thorsten Ladwig, Flammsyscomp—a company based in Hennigsdorf near Berlin—primarily manufactures components for the automotive sector.