Technologies for economical and functional lightweight design

Conference proceedings 2018

  • Klaus Dröder
  • Thomas Vietor
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Projects within the Open Hybrid LabFactory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sebastian Gellrich, Marc-André Filz, Johannes Wölper, Christoph Herrmann, Sebastian Thiede
      Pages 15-27
    3. Bernd-Arno Behrens, Sven Hübner, Alexander Chugreev, André Neumann, Nenad Grbic, Henrik Schulze et al.
      Pages 29-39
  3. Functional Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Sebastian Iwan, Frank Schettler, Wolfgang Nendel, Lothar Kroll
      Pages 43-49
    3. Melanie Jauernick, Christine Schütz, Joachim Sterz, Birte Horn
      Pages 51-60
    4. Claudia Creighton, Mandy de Souza, Russell J. Varley, John Antony
      Pages 61-67
  4. Smart Production/Smart Components

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Alexander Pototzky, Daniel Stefaniak, Christian Hühne
      Pages 79-90
    3. Benedikt Lahl, Nikita Pyatov, Christian Busch, Stefan Hartmann, Hans-Josef Endres, Tim Andreas Osswald
      Pages 91-102
  5. Design and Simulation of Hybrid Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Henning Gleich, Frank Meißen, Kim Kose, Christian Paul
      Pages 105-110
    3. Michael Hage, Benjamin Wagner, Frank Preller
      Pages 111-117
  6. New Production Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
  7. Material Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Thorsten Schnettker, Philipp Dreessen, Klaus Dröder, Christian Vogler, David Koch, Thomas Frey et al.
      Pages 157-166
    3. Ole Hansen, Christoph Habermann, Hans-Josef Endres
      Pages 189-200
    4. Florian Bittner, Martin Bellmann, Madina Shamsuyeva, Hans-Josef Endres, Wolfgang Viöl
      Pages 201-212

About these proceedings


This book comprises the proceedings of the conference “Faszination Hybrider Leichtbau 2018”, which took place in Wolfsburg.

The conference focused on new methods and technologies for the development and production of multifunctional and hybrid lightweight solutions in large-scale vehicle manufacturing. Further, it promoted the exchange of insights and lessons learned between experts from industry and academia.

Lightweight design and construction are key technologies for the development of sustainable and resource-efficient mobility concepts. Material hybrid structures, which combine the advantages of different materials (e.g. fiber-reinforced plastics and metals), have a high potential for reducing weight, while simultaneously expanding component functionality. However, the efficient use of functional integrated hybrid structures in vehicle construction, requires innovations and constant developments in vehicle and production technology. There is a great demand for affordable lightweight construction in mass production that takes into account the increasing requirements in terms of variant diversity, safety and quality- particularly with regards to new methods and technologies.

The Editors

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Dröder is Professor of Manufacturing Technologies and Process Automation, as well as, Head of the Institute for Machine Tools and Production Technology (IWF) at the Technische Universtität Braunschweig. He is also a member of the board of the Open Hybrid LabFactory. His research interests include technological and automation issues in current and future process chains, with a focus on the implementation of production strategies that enable the efficient and flexible manufacture of functionalized products.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Vietor is Head of the Institute for Engineering Design (IK) at the Technische Universität Braunschweig and is a member of the board of the Open Hybrid LabFactory. His research focuses on the integration of product development and production technology, the integration of product development and industrial design, and the use and further improvement of CAx processes in product development.


Hybrid materials Multifunctional leightweigh design Production techbnologies Material science Mobility Automotive

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Dröder
    • 1
  • Thomas Vietor
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. of Machine Tools and Prod. Technol.Braunschweig University of TechnologyBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Engineering DesignBraunschweig University of TechnologyBraunschweigGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer Vieweg, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-58205-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-58206-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2524-4787
  • Series Online ISSN 2524-4795
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