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Lightweight Technologies in the Capital Region Berlin Brandenburg

  • Text
  • Lightweight
  • Berlin
  • Materials
  • Region
  • Composites
  • Technologies
  • Brandenburg
  • Applied
  • Innovation
  • Manufacturing


FROM RAW MATERIAL TO FINAL PRODUCT Lightweight technologies are a driving force for many industries in the capital region. Especially in the clusters Transport | Mobility | Logistics, Energy Technology and Healthcare (medical technology), this cross-sectional technology is used along the entire value chain. The potential of lightweight technologies extends from design and material selection to the finished product and recycling. Starting with the production of raw materials such as metals and plastics, the capital region is home to international corporations such as BASF, ArcelorMittal Germany and Riva Stahl. In the production of semi-finished products, BERNHARDT Kunststoffverarbeitung or Diehl Metal Applications, among others, develop and manufacture forms such as sheets, rods, foils or plates. In addition, Havel metal foam, whose aluminum foams and sandwiches are used in mechanical engineering, among other applications, is another company active in this stage of the value chain. COMPANIES (selection) ADMOS Gleitlager / alco advanced lightweight constructions / Alstom / Applied Validation of NDT / APUS Group /Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof / AUCOTEAM / BASF Schwarzheide / Bendich Berlin / Berlin Heals / BERNHARDT Kunststoffverarbeitung / Brose Fahrzeugteile / CellCore / Clean Energy Global / Diehl Metal Applications / Digimind / Dr. Ing. Georg Wazau Mess- + Prüfsysteme / Dr. Mirtsch Wölbstrukturierung / Enso3D / ES-TE Folding Systems / F. LIST / Formlabs / Forster System-Montage-Technik / FTT Deutschland / GEFERTEC / Grasse Zur Ingenieurgesellschaft / H.-H. FOCKE / Häfele / Havel metal foam / HYDAC INTER- NATIONAL / InnoMat / inpro / Knickmeier Stahl-Blech-Formteile / Lubosch Engineering / Merete Medical / NANOVAL / Offroad Leichtbau Manufaktur / OHST Medizintechnik / Orion Additive Manufacturing / OTIS / Ottobock / PYOT Labs / SWS / Space Structures / System 180 / TGM Lightweight Solutions / ThiM Network Factory / Think3DDD / Tiwari Scientific Instruments / TPI Composites / trinckle 3D / VELA Performance / Voith Composites / WINT Design Lab /

The mobility sector in the capital region has several well-known companies with a wide range of expertise in lightweight technologies. These include Rolls Royce with aircraft engines, Alstom with the production of rail vehicles, BMW Motorrad and Tesla with its Gigafactory. Supplier companies such as Brose Fahrzeugteile manufacture mechatronic components for the automotive industry. Medical technology is another strongly represented industry in which lightweight processes and materials are increasingly being used. Space Structures, for example, developed lightweight aluminum prosthetic adapters in a joint project with the Paralympic Sports Club Berlin. Other key representatives include Ottobock, OHST Medizintechnik and Merete Medical. Sustainability, climate protection and resource conservation are currently defining issues in society, politics and business. New lightweight materials and design patterns make a significant contribution to the comprehensive optimization of the entire product life cycle, including recycling. The Alba Group and TSR Recycling, as recycling raw materials companies for ferrous and non-ferrous metals, are two pioneers in the field of recycling lightweight products and materials. RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS (selection) BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing / Berliner Hochschule für Technik (BHT) / Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg / Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development / Fraunhofer IAP / Fraunhofer IPK / Fraunhofer IZM / German Aerospace Center (DLR) / GFAI - Society for the Advancement of Applied Computer Science / Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin / Humboldt-Universität / Institut für Forschung und Entwicklung von Sportgeräten (FES) / IMU-Institut Berlin / Institut für Forschung und Entwicklung von Sportgeräten (FES) / Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau / Technische Hochschule Brandenburg / Technische Universität Berlin / University of Applied Sciences Potsdam / University of Potsdam / Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin ASSOCIATIONS & NETWORKS (selection) Composites Germany / Composites United / Innovation Network for Advanced Materials / KuVBB - Netzwerk für Kunststoffe - Chemie – Biopolymere / Mobility goes Additive (MGA) / Netzwerk Leichtbau Metall Brandenburg / The Lightweighting Initiative / Verband der Automobilindustrie

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