The MIC - Connecting industry and research

For 23 years, the “Machining Innovations Conference for Aerospace Industry” has been very successful in providing a platform for exchange and discussion between scientists and experts from industry. The topics revolve around manufacturing technology in the aerospace industry. Modern aviation requires the extensive use of cutting-edge technologies. In this industry, manufacturing technology is therefore subject to constant pressure to innovate. The MIC always offers insights into current challenges and innovative solutions in the industry as well as new developments in scientific research. Part of the program is an exhibition area with technology leaders of the branch in the production technology center in Hannover. Live demonstrations of advanced manufacturing processes in the IFW laboratory complete the program. An evening gala offers the right setting for an interdisciplinary exchange with our top-class speakers and participants.

Exhibition area in the production technology center in Hanover
Live demonstrations in the IFW test field
Evening gala
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Years of experience
Industry speeches
Scientific presentations
Live demonstrations
Hours of networking

Organized by


Institute for Production Engineering and Machine Tools


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Manufacturing Innovations Network


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At the Hannover Centre for Production Technology

As a research center of national and international importance, the Hannover Centre for Production Technology PZH, together with the IFW, unites eight institutes of the Leibniz University Hannover. The PZH offers the ideal venue for the Machining Innovations Conference.

Review: Topics 2023

  • Current trends and innovations in the aviation industry
  • Benefits and possible applications of AI and digitalization
  • Sustainability in the aerospace industry: minimizing environmental impact
  • Solutions for data generation and management in production
  • Additive manufacturing and other innovative production technology in the production of aerospace components

Review: Keynote Speaker 2023

At the MIC, you will learn first-hand from users what requirements are placed on flexible production. For this purpose, we have invited company representatives who will tell you about their everyday lives.

Solution providers will also show you how the requirements can be met. And you can discuss your own requirements directly with experts. We are looking forward to the exchange in Hanover.

You can find an overview of all the speakers of the year 2023 here.

Jacek Kruszynski

Chief Technology Officer at MAPAL

Christian Kurtenbach

Managing Director at Starrag AG

Alain Bouthillier

Senoir Fellow Manufacturing Technology at Pratt & Whitney Canada

Professor Dr. Sami Kara

Professor of sustainable manufacturing and life cycle engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney Australia

Dr.-Ing. Joachim Schmidt

Head of Site and Plant Varel, Premium AEROTEC GmbH

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