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Production-related development projects at the Nordenham Technology Center

Nordenham Technology Center

Informed about ongoing application-oriented development projects at the technology center Nordenham (from left to right): Bernhard Bahlmann, Andreas Eickmann, Guido Dieckmann, Matthias Wenholt, Holger Rasch and Jürgen B. Mayer © Office Regionalforum Unterweser

As part of the "Regional Planning, Business and Science" working group meeting, the members of the Regional Forum had the opportunity to gain interesting insights into the Nordenham Technology Center.

The Nordenham Technology Center was opened in 2011 with the aim of locating production-related development projects in the fields of automation of assembly technologies and processing of composites and lightweight construction materials with a focus on aircraft construction, as well as promoting the transfer of knowledge between the project participants.

Since the opening of the center, well-known companies such as Premium AEROTEC, Broetje-Automation and the GMA group of companies have located project and development offices on a total area of ​​6,700 square meters.

In a tour of the technology center, the members of the regional forum learned about the application-oriented development projects. On the basis of exhibits and project stations, Bernhard Bahlmann, project manager at Premium AEROTEC, explained stir-friction welding, sheet metal forming, vacuum suction blasting and the automation of the processing of composite materials at various stations. The possibilities of cooperation between humans and robots in the manufacturing process were also clarified.

The Managing Director of the Technology Center, Jürgen B. Mayer, told the participants that the locally developed innovative production technologies and processes are used directly in industrial production.

In the future, further projects from the manufacturing processes of large components from the shipbuilding, wind power and automotive sectors are to be located in the Technology Center. It is not just about the topic of lightweight construction, but also about the opportunities that automation and digitalization offer. In addition, efforts will be made to intensify the networking of the Technology Center with regional players from industry, research and development.