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Technische Universität Hamburg Institut für Produktions­management u. -technik (IPMT)

Street: Denickestraße 17 (L)
Zip-Code: 21073
City: Hamburg
Website: www.tuhh.de/ipmt

Long Description: 

The IPMT researches basic production related problems and develops models, methods, and processes for industrial praxis. The institute contains two departments production management and production technology. Research at IPMT spans from knowledge-oriented basic research to applied development. While the basic research aims at better understanding the fundamental principles of industrial engineering, we conduct applied developments jointly with industrial partners. Applied research usually addresses actual production topics. A main focus of the production technology is drilling and milling of new fiber composite and light weight materials (e.g. CFRP, GFRP, Glare, honeycomb, titanium, aluminum, MMC etc.) as well as large components of aircrafts. Fields of research of the production management include Virtual Reality and simulation, production planning and scheduling, and productivity management.

Products + Services

  • Development of cutting processes, tools and cutting materials
  • Automated sensor guided machining, e.g. with industrial robots
  • Analysis of cutting mechanisms, process modeling and simulation
  • Monitoring of cutting processes
  • Knowledge-based methods for developing and diagnosis

Value-Added Steps

Product Design
Process Simulation
Manufacturing Processes
Production Systems
Material Processing
Joining & Assembly Techniques
Training & Education

Branches

Aerospace
Aerospace
Wind Energy
Wind Energy
Automotive Construction
Automotive Construction
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Transportation
Transportation
Marine Systems
Marine Systems
Misc.
Misc.

Competence Description: 

The use of the newest manufacturing technologies is an essential basis to securing competitiveness of manufacturing companies. Basic problems are investigated with scientific methods, creativity and pragmatism. Innovative solutions are developed for our partners as well. Light weight materials with extremely different properties and difficult machinability as well as advanced coatings play an important role. Due to increasing variety of products machining technologies are of importance for reasons of flexibility and economic efficiency. Major aspects are e.g. reliability and control of machining process. The designs of machining processes require a detailed understanding of chip formation and wear processes as well as in-depth knowledge of the new material. By means of experimental and numerical methods and the cooperation with material scientists suitable cutting materials, tools and process strategies are developed. IPMT offers development and integration of non-contact measuring and automated precision machining systems.

Keywords:

  • process monitoring
  • tool development
  • development of milling processes
  • research and development
  • automation