Everything for the robot

There are some challenges in the machining of buildup welded structures by milling. For a perfect surface, in particular, there must be no burrs that cannot be polished out later. "The floor under our robot contained a material that was slightly yielding," reports Thomas Engel, project manager at spannverbund GmbH. This made machining by robot…

Research potential of the material glass

"In my eyes, there is still a great deal to be researched in glass construction, especially with regard to material properties and new product developments," explains Dr. Baitinger. In construction, glass is mostly used in the building envelope and is therefore one of the decisive factors for the appearance and physical properties of a building.…

Bastian Wibranek on AM4U | Formnext

Join us for IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago for a presentation organized by AM4U | Formnext on September 16th from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Central Time 2022. In his talk, BE-AM member Bastian Wibranek will show a cross section through six years of research in the field of additive manufacturing for the…

Development with focus on customer and market

"Newly defined goals are not setbacks," says Dr. Landmann. "If requirements on the market or at the customer change or can be grasped more sharply, a modification or adjustment of the target in question is part of the process." Therefore, changes occurring in the middle of the development process are always accepted positively and taken…

Milling of additively manufactured steel surfaces

"In our "Welding and Milling" project from the ZIM-funded "BuildingAM" innovation network, we started more or less from scratch in robot programming," reports Thomas Engel, project manager at spannverbund GmbH. His colleague Jan Müller can report a number of "aha moments": "There were many, many. Ah, the robot is moving. Ah, now it's moving the…

Research results extensively applicable

"I find it very exciting when it comes to generating new topics and helping to shape things. You can integrate the knowledge gained in research projects, which develops you both professionally and personally, into committee work at the same time," says Dr. Baitinger. Against this background, one of the company's focal points is research and…

Agile development processes

In the last ten years, DATRON AG has grown steadily and therefore increasingly dealt with topics in the environment of process and responsibility development as well as digital transformation. Dr. Landmann himself has been with DATRON AG for 3 years. After originally joining the product development department, he is now active as division manager for…

Finest structures through additive glass printing

If additive glass printing were possible without technical limits, IL Metronic Sensortechnik GmbH would manufacture grid-strengthened sensor housings made of membrane glass. An innovative solution, which would not only guarantee better protection of the sensors, but also provide better thermal insulation and be more pressure-stable as well as moisture-permeable - a clear non plus ultra…

Decades of experience in structural glass engineering

Dr. Baitinger and her husband Mr. Dipl.-Ing. Baitinger have been active in the field of structural glass engineering since the early 2000s. More than 20 years ago, this topic was still relatively new in the construction industry. As a result, in addition to theoretical work, such as structural design and assessment, component and material testing…