VDMA Technology Symposia at glasstec 2012

During the upcoming glasstec trade fair, the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) has organized two symposia on Energy- and resource-efficiency and sustainability, and Production technologies for solar products and applications.

Energy- and resource-efficiency and sustainability, and Production technologies for solar products and applications are the titles of two symposia that VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau – German Engineering Federation), Forum Glass Technology has organized for 24 and 26 October 2012 within the “glass technology live (gtl) exhibition” during glasstec.
Energy and resource efficiency and sustainability, 24 October 2012, Moderator: Dr. Volker Sittinger, Fraunhofer IST.
10:00 – Opening address and introduction, Industry film “The people behind glass – mechanical engineers are shaping our environment”
10:05 – Success in glass finishing with efficient production strategies, Peter Böhmer, Hegla GmbH & Co KG; Klaus Mühlhans, Albat + Wirsam Software GmbH
10:55 – Energy-saving and efficient cleaning of flat glass, Thomas Oberndörfer, Benteler Maschinenbau GmbH
11:20 – Innovative and efficient large-area-coating; development of coatings and flexible production technologies, Dr. Volker Sittinger, IST; Dr. Gerd Kleideiter, Leybold Optics
12:15 – Lunch break
Moderator: Dr. Rainer Kübler, Fraunhofer IWM
13:45 – Opening address
13:50 – Numerical simulation and material-specific processes improve the efficient production of bent glass, Tobias Rist, Fraunhofer IWM
14:15 – Production technologies for efficient flat glass bending, Gregor Thui, Elino Industrie-Ofenbau GmbH
14:40 – Improvement of product characteristics through controlled process management; inspection and quality requirements for bent flat glass, Prof.-Dr. Ing. Ö. Bucak, Hochschule München
15:10 – Blue Competence – the sustainability initiative of mechanical and plant engineering, examples from glass technology, Timo Feuerbach, VDMA
15:30 – Efficient cooling water treatment in glass processing, Ralf Ackermann, Bohle AG
16:16 – Closing of the symposium
Production technologies for solar products and applications, 26 October 2012, Moderator: Dr. Bernd Szyszka, Fraunhofer IST
10:00 – Opening address and introduction, Industry film “The people behind glass – mechanical engineers are shaping our environment”
10:10 – Market developments for solar products, technologies and trends for mechanical engineering, Dr. Florian Wessendorf, VDMA
10:35 – Solar glass markets – future developments worldwide, Hans Mahrenholtz, glass global consulting GmbH
Requirements on suppliers and producers in the area of solar glass, N.N.
11:30 – Laser methods from thin film PV are conquering new applications, Gabriele Eberhardt, Jenoptik Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
11:55 – Development and testing of laminate-free PV modules, Ingrid Hädrich, ISE
Production technology for PV modules without laminate films, Klaus Puschmann, Bystronic Lenhardt GmbH
12:40 – Developments and testing of concentrating photovoltaic systems (CPV), Thorsten Hornung, ISE
Efficient production technologies for CPV systems, Martin Sträb, Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH
13:40 – Closing of the symposium
The VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau – German Engineering Federation) is one of the key association service providers in Europe and offers the largest engineering industry network in Europe.