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Lightweight construction affordable, sustainable and intelligent: Small sized wind energy rotor blade made of bio-based materials © Kunststofftechnik Leoben
Lightweight construction affordable, sustainable and intelligent: Small sized wind energy rotor blade made of bio-based materials © Kunststofftechnik Leoben

Lightweight polymer construction

10.08.2022

The Montanuniversität Leoben (University of Leoben) works on polymer lightweight construction for various differnt fields of application with a sound understanding of the materials, micro- and macromechanical modelling expertise and on the basis of broadly based processing technology.


MARK produces ultra-lightweight, corrosion-free hydraulic cylinders. © MARK Hydraulik GmbH
MARK produces ultra-lightweight, corrosion-free hydraulic cylinders. © MARK Hydraulik GmbH

Lightweight cylinders for everyone

27.07.2022

The MARK Group looks back on an innovation track record that goes back nearly 100 years. The company revolutionised skiing with the invention of the ski boot buckle. By entering the automotive market, MARK Hydraulik GmbH created the basis for sustainable entrepreneurial activity and the foundation for the on-going development of groundbreaking technologies and products.


ProImagine_Mikroskop © AIT LKR
ProImagine_Mikroskop © AIT LKR

“Pro-Imagine”: Neuartige Verarbeitungsprozesse für die Magnesium-Umformung

14.07.2022

Im Rahmen des von der FFG geförderten Sondierungsprojekts „Pro-Imagine“ (Process Routes for Improved Magnesium wrought parts in Europe) soll die industrielle Verarbeitung des Werkstoffs Magnesium durch eine Optimierung von Umformprozessen erleichtert und eine deutliche Energieeinsparung erzielt werden.


More quality, efficiency and productivity in machining aluminium, plastics, and lightweight and composite materials with tool solutions by Leitz © Leitz
More quality, efficiency and productivity in machining aluminium, plastics, and lightweight and composite materials with tool solutions by Leitz © Leitz

Modern expert machining

13.07.2022

With its extensive material and process expertise and its tool solutions designed for quality and performance, Leitz offers a perfect package of products and services for machining modern materials. Leitz products are used in more than 150 countries globally, and on all continents.


© FACC
© FACC

Zukunftsthema Leichtbau – ein Schlüssel zu mehr Nachhaltigkeit

12.07.2022

Die österreichische Leichtbauplattform A2LT ist eine Erfolgsgeschichte. Robert Machtlinger, CEO der FACC, hat als Plattformsprecher die inhaltliche Neuausrichtung mit Fokus auf nachhaltigen, leistbaren und intelligenten Leichtbau angestoßen und geprägt. Stefan Seidel, CTO von Pankl Racing Systems, war daran schon intensiv beteiligt und wird die Roadmap als neuer Plattformsprecher nun operativ umsetzen. Im Interview sprechen die beiden „Sirs“ des Leichtbaus über ihre Motivation, ihre Philosophie und den Nutzen von A2LT.


MultiMaterial-Welding KVT-Fastening GmbH portfolio © KVT-Fastening GmbH
MultiMaterial-Welding KVT-Fastening GmbH portfolio © KVT-Fastening GmbH

Innovative lightweight fastening

29.06.2022

KVT-Fastening, as part of the Bossard Group, has been a leading specialist for industrial fastening and assembly technology since 1972 and offers sophisticated, high-quality individual components and customer-specific solutions for applications in a variety of sectors. Innovative MultiMaterial-Welding (short MM-Welding) is particularly important for lightweight construction.


Idealised demonstrator of a civil aircraft wing spoiler scaled to 1:2. © JKU Linz/Markus Winklberger
Idealised demonstrator of a civil aircraft wing spoiler scaled to 1:2. © JKU Linz/Markus Winklberger

Lightweighting meets mechatronics

15.06.2022

Johannes Kepler University Linz with its broad range of disciplines is a pioneer when it comes to innovative technologies. This is especially true for the Department of Mechatronics, which today already comprises 14 institutes with a wide variety of technical orientations. This interdisciplinary environment opens up a multitude of new avenues, e.g. the use of mechatronics for lightweight structures.


Fronius is the innovation leader in arc welding and the global market leader in robot welding. The focus is on the automotive industry and its suppliers as well as other industries. © Fronius International GmbH
Fronius is the innovation leader in arc welding and the global market leader in robot welding. The focus is on the automotive industry and its suppliers as well as other industries. © Fronius International GmbH

Smart welding solutions

01.06.2022

Passion for technology, revolutionary solutions and Austrian quality – this is what the Fronius brand has stood for since 1945. Fronius develops its tailor-made, innovative systems for welding technology for and with its customers. Both digitalisation and sustainability play a central role in high-end welding processes.


Präsentation bei der Leichtbau-Konferenz in Schweden © Business Upper Austria
Präsentation bei der Leichtbau-Konferenz in Schweden © Business Upper Austria

Leichtbau kennt keine Grenzen

20.05.2022

Bei der Zukunftsreise Anfang April nach Schweden stand die Schlüsseltechnologie Leichtbau mehrere Tage lang im Zentrum. Bei intensiven Gesprächen und während der Konferenz konnten einige Anknüpfungspunkte für künftige Zusammenarbeit identifiziert werden.


Weight-saving, high-strength composites are the ideal material for drones. © FH OÖ
Weight-saving, high-strength composites are the ideal material for drones. Students at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria applied their know-how and expertise in lightweight design to develop a camera drone in a very integral design and enable a weight saving of more than 40 %. © FH OÖ

Research in lightweight design

18.05.2022

The University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, School of Engineering in Wels was founded in 1993 and is one of the pioneers in the UAS sector. With its focus areas and extremely successful research projects, it is one of the most renowned universities of applied sciences in Austria.


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