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Video: Research Project Develops Material And Resource Efficient Technologies
The Ministry of Science and Art of Saxony is funding the project "Saxon Alliance for Material and Resource Efficient Technologies" - Amareto for short - in the amount of 5.5 million euros. Minister of Science Dr. Eva-Maria Stange handed over the funding notices in Dresden to the project managers at the TU Dresden, the TU Chemnitz, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU in Dresden at the end of January 2017.
Link material design, design and production technology
The main goal of the three Saxon universities and the Fraunhofer IWU is to create intelligent links between efficient material design, stress-oriented material system and component design and optimized production technologies for the mechanical engineering, automotive and aviation industries. Through the cooperation, the desired product properties and resource-saving manufacturing processes are to be taken into account already in the material development. The supra-regional cooperation should shorten the development time - starting with the choice of materials up to series production.
Researchers at TU Dresden are developing multi-component materials and possible manufacturing technologies (smart design). The colleagues at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg are working on high-strength metallic materials and hard materials that are part of the multi-component materials or that are required for the manufacturing technologies (smart material). The researchers at Chemnitz University of Technology and Fraunhofer IWU are developing data driven production processes (smart production) using visualizations and simulations.
Fast and practical research results hoped for
Minister of Science Dr. Eva-Maria Stange explains: “The researchers from various universities and institutes in the Free State of Saxony set international standards in the development of new materials. It is therefore good if these experts get together and advance their research.”The decision to fund the project with EU funds is also linked to the hope that the research results will be processed in such a practical way that industrial implementation will soon be possible. "That is why Fraunhofer IWU, which focuses on application-oriented research, is an important partner in the network of technical universities."
Prof. Matthias Putz from Chemnitz University of Technology and head of the Fraunhofer IWU explains: "Researchers at Chemnitz University of Technology and Fraunhofer IWU are developing intelligent production technology with the aim of increasing process stability and quality." In addition, the researchers from Dresden and Freiberg a comprehensive simulation base can be built, which is supported by new visualization and simulation techniques such as virtual reality technology. “This enables us to increase the value of production engineering data. We link all relevant process and simulation data in research exchange in a comprehensive model that is created parallel to the real component and is available as a virtual twin."
"Developing materials efficiently for complex products is associated with many demands on the material properties," explains Prof. David Rafaja from the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. On the one hand, the materials must have the desired properties for the respective application, on the other hand, they must be machinable and recyclable. “In order to find an answer to this, specialists from complementary scientific fields have to exchange information. The Amareto project is a good platform for such an exchange.”(Kj)