Machining Innovations Conference for Aerospace Industry
29.11. and 30.11.2023

Connecting industry and research

For 22 years now, the “Machining Innovations Conference for Aerospace Industry” has very successfully provided a platform for exchange and discussion between scientists as well as experts from the industry and increased the innovation potential in aerospace manufacturing.

Years of experience
Industry speeches
Scientific presentations
Live demonstrations
Hours of networking

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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.

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

Speaker 2023

The first speakers at MIC 2023 have been announced, look forward to exciting lectures. Here you will find a selection of this year’s speakers.

Jacek Kruszynski

Senior Vice President at MAPAL

Christian Kurtenbach

Head Business Unit High Performance Systems and Member of the Executive Board at Starrag AG

Dr. Janez Roethel

Business Developing Executive Europe at QualiChem Inc.

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.

Speaker 2022

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:

Christian Thönes

Chairmen of the Executive Board

Prof. Dr. -Ing. Martin Wiedemann

Executive Director
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

Executive Director
Institute for Machine Tools and Manufacturing (IWF)
ETH Zürich

Daniel Schaer

Blaser Swisslube AG

Dr. -Ing. Niklas Kramer

Senior Business Development Manager
Sandvik Coromant

Speakers of the last years

Masahiko Mori

DMG Mori Co., Ltd.

Frank Brinken

Vice Chairman of the Board
Starrag Group Holding AG

Gerald Weber

MAG Europe

Shinichi Inoue

Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.

Rainer Martens

Member of the Board of Management
MTU Aero Engines Holding AG

Mirko Merlo

Walter AG

Dirk Wember

HAAS grinding machines GmbH

Thomas Ehm

Premium AEROTEC GmbH

Lars Wagner

MTU Aero Engines AG

Karsten Röttger

Ecoroll AG

Jochen Kress

MAPAL Dr. Kress KG

Hans-Joachim Molka


Wolfgang Kurth

President and CEO
Hapag-Lloyd Express

Jens Gralfs

Vice President
Research & Technology Overall Physical Design Architecture
Airbus Operations GmbH

Stefan Joksch

Oemeta Chemische Werke GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Stein

Global Manager for Research & Development
LMT Tools GmbH & Co. KG

Hon.-Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Dirk Lange

ARTIS Department / Manager Development
MARPOSS Monitoring Solutions GmbH

Manfred Hader

Senior Partner
Roland Berger

Jürgen Nolde

Vice President
Vertical Aerospace

Dr. Joachim Schmidt

Manager Service Center Production

Dirk Friedrich

Grindaix GmbH

Luis Martin Diaz

VP Head of Industrial Service Centers Germany
Airbus Helicopters

Marco Bauer

mipart GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Florian Winter

Manager R&D
Fauser AG

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