Smart Production

When the Fraunhofer Institute in Graz, which had made a name for itself in the fields of graphic data processing and virtual reality, and the plant manufacturer Vescon Systemtechnik (System Engineering) were presented on 2 July 2018, a research institute as well as a showcase company in the field of smart production were presented.

Rail rockts

On 18 June 2018, ORF Steiermark (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Styria) presented three Styrian companies that are making a stir in rail industry: the Styrian “Spalt Elektromechanik- und maschinenbau GmbH” (Electrical Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering Ltd.), which has a high-tech factor, PJ Messtechnik (Measuring Technique), which makes trains intelligent, and RCC, which has developed a hydrogen driven train!

Smart Surfaces

Switches and buttons are increasingly becoming a thing of the past. The future is called “intelligent surfaces”, which react to contact. ORF Steiermark (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Styria) broadcast a report, which also featured JOANNEUM RESEARCH and Wollsdorf Leder (Leather), on 4 June 2018.

Gluing instead of screwing

On 25 April 2018, the ACstyria Leichtbautag (Day of Lightweight Construction) already was the second cross-industry technical conference about the topic of lightweight construction in mobility industry. The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation sent an exciting report about this day on 21 May 2018. This report particularly dealt with the topic of joining technology. The following players were part of the game: the gluing experts Mayer & Mayer, Technical University Graz and EJOT.

Driving, flight and rail simulators

No matter whether it is all about rail, air or the road: Simulators play an important role when it comes to training people in driving or testing technical innovations or in connection with product developments. On 7 May 2018, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation paid a visit to FH Joanneum (Fachhochschule - University of Applied Sciences), Technical University Graz and the Graz Köflacher Bahnen (Graz Köflach Rail), three players using and developing simulators.

Mobility under voltage

Jaguar I-Pace made by Magna Steyr symbolises success of Styria in the field of e-mobility. Did you know that Samsung SDI in Graz is a battery manufacturer supplying almost all big automobile manufacturers? Charging technology comes from Styria just as well: In this respect, Dinitech in Rosental is making a name for itself (broadcast sent on 23 April 2018).

Tomorrow’s engineers

On 9 April, the Formula Student Teams and Joanneum Aeronautics were tomorrow’s engineers standing in the limelight. The flying objects and racing cars, which are built in Graz, regularly are extremely successful at competitions in the US and Europe.

Natural gas, technology for the future

For trucks, in particular, natural gas is an important powertrain technology of the future. On 26 March, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation paid a visit to MSG, Ventrex and Cryoshelter. Ventrex and MSG produce pressure valves for CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) Tanks.

Fire-fighting vehicles from Styria

Styria is the centre of Austrian automotive industry. Who will, in this respect, think of such hidden champions as Magirus Lohr, a leading producer of fire trucks and engines? Or of i-Tec Styria, which produces a jet flyer that is also used for fire brigades? On 12 March, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation reported about the two companies.

Crash tests from Styria

May we present to you: Altran Concept Tech, pioneer in the execution of crash tests in international automotive industry. Thanks to high-precision test systems and intelligent software provided by such companies as dewetron, the safety of cars can be improved significantly (broadcast sent on 26 February 2018).

Start-up country Styria

Styria is a start-up country. The ACstyria Partners Science Park Graz and FABLAB, a “makerspace” for young founders, help to sew the seeds for new and exciting companies. These companies include bionic surface technologies GmbH (Ltd.), whose aeroplane areas imitate shark skin. Just dive into the exciting broadcast shown on 12 February 2018.

The future is digital

Both at pre-development and for new access systems, contactless and intelligent systems are used. Such systems range from the car unlocked by using a smartphone to devices intervening in the electronic system of the vehicle. Good reasons to interview the showcase companies Magna Powertrain, Gigatronik and NXP Semiconductors on 29 January 2018.

Aeroplane parts made in Styria

On 15 January 2018, ORF Steiermark (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Styria) presented three Styrian companies that are leaders in aerospace industry, a market of the future: Boehler Aerospace, whose forged components can be found in all aeroplanes worldwide, as well as the aerospace specialist Maschinenbau (Machine Construction) Koller and the spring manufacturer Hugo Sampl.

In the focus: ACstyria

The Mobility Cluster ACstyria represents a network of more than 290 companies operating in automotive and aerospace industries and in rail systems. The key service provided by the cluster is that of enabling networking among and supporting Styrian companies throughout the value added chain. On the New Year’s Day 2018, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation dedicated a report to us.

When the car brakes proactively

The car of the future will detect accidents much earlier than man and will brake in time - thanks to a new sensory system used for measurement and sophisticated test systems. In this respect, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation broadcast a report about the technology leader Infineon and the high-tech dummies made by 4active Systems.

Let's print: 3D printing from Styria

Additive manufacturing / 3D printing made its entry as a production technique into the partner companies of ACstyria a long time ago. On 4 December 2017, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation paid a visit to Böhler Schmiedetechnik (Forging Technology), which produces powder for 3D printing, the printer manufacturer HAGE Sondermaschinenbau (Construction of Special Machinery) and the 3D expert M&H CNC Technik (Technology).

Styrian railway industry

Having the World Competence Centre for Bogies, Graz is the hotspot of Austrian rail industry. On 20 November 2017, Steiermark Heute (Styria today) (ORF 2, the 2nd channel of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) reported about Styrian companies that start tomorrow’s trains rolling: Siemens, Nextsense and Maschinenfabrik (Machine Factory) Liezen - partners of the Mobility Cluster ACstyria.

Autonomous driving

Is the steering wheel out of use? In the broadcast sent on 6 November 2017, Oliver Zeisberger was not sitting at the wheel himself. A test vehicle provided by “virtual vehicle”, a company based in Graz, safely and autonomously took him to the destination. A visit was paid to experts in the field of autonomous driving: the Styrian sensor producer AMS AG and dewesoft.

Let it become lightweight!

Throughout mobility industry, lightweight construction is an important topic. The less weight a car or aeroplane has, the lower the costs will be. In a report broadcast on 23 October 2017, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation paid a visit to KTM (in order to have a look at the production of the super-lightweight carbon racing car KTM X-BOW), the aerospace specialist LTC and the carbon processor SECAR.

The drones are taking off

From parcel delivery to automated warehouse logistics using the autonomous Quadcopter - in a broadcast sent on 9 October 2017, Steiermark Heute (Styria today) showed what innovative approaches were already being implemented in the field of drone technology. Magna Steyr and Technical University Graz play a leading role, in this respect.
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