Machining Innovations Conference for Aerospace Industry
29.11. and 30.11.2023
The MIC - Connecting industry and research
For 22 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.
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.
- 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
Keynote Speaker 2023
Chief Technology Officer at MAPAL
Managing Director at Starrag AG
Senior 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
Scientific Articles 2023
The 23rd MIC will take place on 29th and 30th november 2023 at PZH Hanover. For further information and questions about the 23nd MIC, please contact our IFW contacts.
Review: Topics of 2022
Flexible and agile production in the aviation industry
In the future, companies will need flexible production in order to successfully adapt to changes in the market. To achieve this goal, processes must be created that enable the economic production of small series and individual parts in metal cutting with the shortest possible throughput times. To achieve this, however, there are still some technical challenges to be solved.
At this year’s MIC you will learn from experts from the industry about the market’s requirements for metal cutting, the challenges companies face in implementing the economic production of small batches and individual parts, the contribution technology providers are making to optimisation and what research is currently working on to improve the status quo.
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.
Here you can find a selection of MIC speakers from the last year:
Chairmen of the Executive Board
DMG MORI AG
Prof. Dr. -Ing. Martin Wiedemann
Institute for Composite Structures and Adaptronics
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Dr. -Ing. Martin Röhrig
Head of Factory of the Future & Demonstrators
Airbus Operations GmbH
Dr. -Ing. Christoph Gey
Vice President Metal Cutting Technology
Kennametal Europe GmbH
Prof. Dr. -Ing. Dr. h.c. Konrad Wegener
Institute for Machine Tools and Manufacturing (IWF)
Blaser Swisslube AG
Dr. -Ing. Niklas Kramer
Senior Business Development Manager
Speakers of the last years
DMG Mori Co., Ltd.
Vice Chairman of the Board
Starrag Group Holding AG
Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.
Member of the Board of Management
MTU Aero Engines Holding AG
HAAS grinding machines GmbH
Premium AEROTEC GmbH
MTU Aero Engines AG
MAPAL Dr. Kress KG
President and CEO
Research & Technology Overall Physical Design Architecture
Airbus Operations GmbH
Oemeta Chemische Werke GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Stein
Global Manager for Research & Development
LMT Tools GmbH & Co. KG
ARTIS Department / Manager Development
MARPOSS Monitoring Solutions GmbH
Dr. Joachim Schmidt
Manager Service Center Production
Luis Martin Diaz
VP Head of Industrial Service Centers Germany
Dr.-Ing. Florian Winter