Hamburg is now gearing up to a host a second, joint stand at the world’s leading Hanover Fair for industrial technology from April 23-27, 2018 and highlighting the city’s technological clout. The Hanseatic city last held a joint stand at the Hanover Fair in 2003. This year’s Hanseatic exhibitors include numerous scientific institutes, a start-up, a business promoting institute and technology transfer facilities across 120 square metres under the theme “Future Hamburg”.
Dr. Rolf Strittmatter, Managing Director of Hamburg Invest and organisers of the EUR 100,000 presentation at the fair, said it will be “a very powerful performance” adding, “Hamburg has added points of emphases in recent years and stands more for knowledge-based added value which we will demonstrate in Hanover.” Frank Horch, Senator for Economics will open Hamburg’s joint stand on April 23, 2018.
The exhibits include the world’s first brake caliper made of titanium that can be 3D printed. Developers at Bugatti had reached this milestone in co-operation with Hamburg’s Laser Zentrum Nord that became part of the Fraunhofer Institute for Additive Production Technologies (Fraunhofer IAPT) in early 2018, and Bionic Production AG. Until now, mainly aluminium has been used in the additive production of vehicle components.
The Deutsche Elektronen- Synchrotron (DESY), European XFEL GmbH, the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME ScreeningPort, the Fraunhofer – Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (CML), the Fraunhofer Institute for Additive Production Technology (IAPT), the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg (HAW), Orokoko GmbH, the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH) and the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research GmbH can also be encountered at the joint stand.
Chevron, Jungheinrich, Still and TÜV Nord are just some of many other Hamburg-based exhibitors hosting separate stands at the fair. More than 6,000 exhibitors and up to 240,000 visitors are expected at the world’s largest industrial fair in Hanover this year. Mexico is the partner country with at least 100 Mexican firms among the exhibitors.