Mobility and production technologies of the future are fascinating, efficient and sustainable. This is proven by the InnovationCampus Future Mobility (ICM) at Hannover Messe 2023. In the pavilion of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg "THE LÄND" Energy Solutions, the ICM presents some of its pioneering research projects. The exhibits and virtual reality applications make the future of mobility an experience to look at and try out. For example, the experimental vehicle "DeVee", a car seat made from renewable raw materials and a welding robot with an ultra-precise optical measurement system are presented.
In the case of the transverse flux machine, a digital visualization also helps to better understand complex electromagnetic matters. It illustrates how magnetic fields behave in a high-performance electric motor of the future. With the transverse flux machine, the scientists demonstrate the laserbased
additive manufacturing of metallic components for electrical machines. Slots or grids are used as design elements to reduce losses, which significantly reduces eddy currents and improves efficiency. As a result, such electric drives can be manufactured efficiently, with higher torque density
and thus higher performance and quality.
The cross-university project "Design for Recycling" uses a seat shell made of natural fiber composites (NFC) to demonstrate how sustainable materials can be used for the mobility of the future. For that, researchers at the University of Stuttgart are developing laser-based recycling processes and testing
the selective reinforcement of components by combining natural and synthetic fibers. Researchers of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology provided the design and derived the areas where local carbon fiber reinforcements need to be applied.
"SDPräFlexBot" is an project of the ICM in which researchers are developing high-precision measurement techniques, software-driven and adaptive accuracy-optimized configuration, path and trajectory planning. The goal is to enable simple robot kinematics for high-precision production tasks. A model of a welding robot demonstrating a machining process is on display at Hannover Messe. It is equipped with a multi-point position measurement system consisting of a camera system with a diffractive optical element. This enables highly accurate optical measurements so that the robot can process the material with extreme high precision.