>> Symposium and Workshop: The Great Transition – the Importance of Critical Metals for Green Energy Technologies <<
13 July 2017: Partner SIEMENS CT RTC attended and gave a presentation in Darmstadt, Germany – more details here.
>> Partner TEKS partipated in INWED17 <<
23 June 2017: International Women in Engineering Day in Sheffield, UK – more details here.
>> Coordinator OBE attended Engine Expo <<
22 June 2017: Exhibition running together with Automotive Testing Expo Europe, Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo and Automotive Interiors Expo in Stuttgart, Germany – more details here.
>> Partner HAGE attended 3D Print >>
13-16 June 2017: The B2B event for additive manufacturing in Lyon, France – more details here.
>> Partner MUL attended CIM 2017 <<
8-10 June 2017: The 16th International Scientific Conference on Production Engineering in Zadar, Croatia – more details here.
>> Partner MUL attended VI Congreso Iberoamericano de Pulvimetalurgia <<
7-9 June 2017: The 6th Iberoamerican Congress for Powder metallurgy (PM) in Ciudad Real, Spain – more details here.
>> Partner TEKS got involved in Go4SET CAD <<
6 June 2017: TEKS was assessor at the Celebration and Assessment Day of the Go4SET project in Sheffield, UK – more details here.
>> Partner HAGE attended the 19th Plansee Seminar <<
29 May - 2 June 2017: The international conference on Refractory Metals and Hard Materials in Reutte, Austria – more details here.
>> Partner MUL attended ANTEC® <<
8-10 May 2017: The plastics technology conference in Anaheim, California , USA – more details here.
>> Students and "Freunde der Uni Pforzheim": Learn more about our project with our Coordinator! <<
Congratulations to REPRoMag's Coordinator Prof. Dr. Carlo Burkhardt who became Director of the Institute for Jewellery Technology (STI – Schmucktechnologischen Instituts) and Professor for Production Engineering at the University Pforzheim (Hochschule Pforzheim) in Germany on 1 April 2017. Prof. Dr. Carlo Burkhardt also remains in Technical Director of OBE Ohnmacht & Baumgärtner GmbH & Co. KG in Ispringen, Germany.
On 4 May 2017, gave a first lecture introducing REProMag and its contribution to higher resource efficiency in the frame of the Bachelor degree programme Resource Efficiency Management. More information here (in German). You can find future lectures from the degree programme here.
>> Our 4th Newsletter is available <<
Some highlights: REProMag workshops, Fuse Filament Fabrication (Additive Manufacturing), interview with Stefan Hampel (HAGE, Austria)... and more to read here. If you would like to receive our next newsletter, please suscribe to it here.
>> Our new project video is available! <<
What is Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and why are we applying it to the project? Find out more with this video! (click on the picture left)
>> Partner HAGE attended the Hannover Messe <<
24-28 April 2017: One of the world’s leading industrial show taking place every year in Hanover, Germany – more details here.
>> Partner MUL attended ICIT and APT <<
24-26 April 2017: The 10th International Conference on Industrial Tools and Advanced Processing Technologies in Ljubljana, Slovenia – more details here.
>> First REPRoMag workshop successfully completed on 30 March: Circular Economy for RE magnets <<
In the frame of the REProMag Academy, our partner University of Birmingham (UoB) organised a workshop at the premises of its Magnetic Materials Group, Metallurgy & Materials in Birmingham, UK.
The workshop offered the opportunity to understand and discus the advances and progress being made in the development of technologies required for a circular economy of rare earth magnets. Speakers presented work covering the full value chain of the production of recycled rare earth magnetic materials.
The workshop obtained a very positive feedback as it gathered a wide range of backgrounds — potential end-users, scientists, students, measurement and assessment firms — which enabled the 35 participants to benefit from a wide range of experiences and points of view.
>> Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament (The Greens/EFA) and Co-Chair of the European Green Party (EGP) contributing to our next project video <<
REProMag is making a new video on LCA – Life Cycle Assessment – applied to our project. We had the chance to get an interview with MEP Reinhard Bütikofer to discuss the importance of recycling and in particular the impact of critical material. Coming soon!
In the meantime, you can get more about the topic of recycling rare earth materials and magnets with this video from the hearing of the European Parliament Committee of Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) on raw materials policy in 2011: Dr. Allan Walton from REPRoMag partner University of Birmingham giving his view to MEP Reinhard Bütikofer on challenges, R&D progresses and future priorities in the field of rare earth materials/magnets recycling.
Reinhard Bütikofer is a Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA) and the Co-Chair of the European Green Party (EGP). He sits on the Committee of Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), is the Vice Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with the People’s Republic of China, a member of the Delegation to the United States as well as a substitute member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET). Since October 2016 he is a board member of the Green European Foundation (GEF). Short vita (English); website (German); Reinhard Bütikofer’s page on the European Parliament website
>> Visit of Green representatives to Project Coordinator OBE in Germany: REProMag awarded <<
End of 2016, OBE Ohnmacht & Baumgärtner GmbH & Co. KG (Ispringen, Germany), Coordinator of REProMag, was the only regional company to receive 2 awards from the regional Ministry of Environment of Land Baden-Württemberg and the "Alliance for more resource efficiency" in the frame of the competition "100 businesses for resource efficiency" (100 Betriebe für Ressourceneffizienz). One of the projects awarded was REProMag for its outstanding commitment to resource saving and efficiency.
On 3 February 2017, Green (Grüne/Bündnis90) Member of the regional Parliament of Baden-Württemberg Stefanie Seemann (picture: middle) and Green Speaker at County Council Elisabeth Vogt (picture: right) visited OBE in Ispringen to hand the award certificate to OBE Managing Director Carlo Burkhardt (picture: left) in the name of regional Minister of Environment of Land Baden-Württemberg Franz Untersteller (alle die Grünen). Carlo Burkhardt also presented OBE’s activities and in particular REProMag. (source: Pforzheimer Zeitung, 6 February 2017, “Preise für den Ressourcen-Minimierer”. Photo: Seibel)
>> Partner NPL presented REProMag at STEM for BRITAIN (13 March 2017) <<
Nicholas Hillier, Research Scientist for the Magnetic Materials and Sensors Group at REProMag partner NPL, National Physical Laboratory (Teddington, UK) presented a poster about REProMag and characterisation at Parliament in the frame of the STEM for Britain competition. More
>> Our 3rd Newsletter is available <<
Some highlights: retrospect on REPM and World PM, interview with Dr. Christian Kukla (Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria)... and more to read here. If you would like to receive our next newsletter, please suscribe to it here.
>> Project coordinator OBE awarded for its commitment to resource efficiency! <<
OBE Ohnmacht & Baumgärtner GmbH & Co. KG (Ispringen, Germany), coordinator of REProMag, received 2 awards from the regional Ministry of Environment of Land Baden-Württemberg and the "Alliance for more resource efficiency" in the frame of the competition "100 businesses for resource efficiency" (100 Betriebe für Ressourceneffizienz).
100 manufacturing firms from the German region Baden-Württemberg were rewarded for their innovative measures to save material and energy. OBE was awarded twice for its involvment in two projects, among which REProMag that is standing out by its high level of achievement at only half of its duration. Link to OBE's press release (German)
>> REProMag attended World PM2016 <<
World PM2016 Congress and Exhibition (9-13 October in Hamburg, Germany). Read more.
>> REProMag attended REPM 2016 <<
REPM 2016 - 24th International Workshop on Rare-Earth and Future Permanent Magnets and Their Applications (28 August - 1 September in Darmstadt, Germany). Read more
>> First project video online! <<
4:37 minutes of useful information presented in a simple way – the stake of the project, the SDS process and the benefits. Enjoy and share!