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Merge Technologies for Multifunctional Lightweight Structures

Top-level research for international visibility and performance

Welcome to Germany's first and only Federal Cluster of Excellence in the field of lightweight structures. Lightweight construction is a key technology of the future. Wherever masses have to be moved, the optimization of weight is a main focus in order to save raw materials and energy. Thus, it is the aim of the Cluster's research to merge basic technologies suitable for mass-production, comprising plastic, metal, textile and Smart Systems for the development of resource-efficient products and production processes. More than 100 researchers and technicians from a total of six interacting research domains are currently working on the implementation of this project, which is funded by the DFG with 31 million Euros in the period 1st November 2012 to 31st October 2017.

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Filling Gaps for Faster Simulations

In the course of the Federal Cluster of Excellence MERGE computer scientists of the TU Chemnitz are developing a new process for the distribution of parallel simulations in heterogeneous computer clusters …

Working on the Perfect Sandwich

Researcher of the Federal Cluster of Excellence MERGE are developing stable lightweight materials made of textile and foam - first applications in headrest and testing car seat …

It’s time for MEE

Zu einem It’s mee-Abend der etwas anderen Art lud die Geschäftsstelle des Bundesexzellenzclusters MERGE am 8. November 2016 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter des Forschungsverbundes ins Einsiedler Brauhaus.


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