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Successful demonstration of drone transport solution for medical samples

Today in Hamburg, the joint research project Medifly, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Transportation and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), successfully demonstrated the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for acute transportation of medical samples. A total of six drone flights were conducted between the German Armed Forces Hospital in Wandsbek-Gartenstadt and Saint Mary’s Hospital in Hohenfelde, roughly five kilometers (linear distance) apart from each other. The insight gained from today’s flights will lay the foundation for extended test operations over several months.

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XCreation – Can aviation learn from gamification?

A ZAL event of a different kind: The events of the "X meets" series are already known. On December 3rd, we introduced XCreation, a small modification of the event format. With success: About 30 interested people successfully dealt with the application potential of gamification in aviation.

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Safer is better – ZAL has the best working conditions for aviation research

Protection and safety are mandatory – and since October 4, it has been official: ZAL has been honored with the award for exemplary health protection and occupational safety. The Hamburg Office for Occupational Safety formally handed over the certificate on December 2 to the CEO of ZAL GmbH, Roland Gerhards, as well as the Director of Property Management, André Kohlhoff.

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Collaboration and AI – The new AI Aviation Lab will soon open its doors

In the past decade, artificial intelligence (AI) has gone through an amazing development. The promise that experts made, to make AI systems come close to human intelligence, however, has not been kept. This led to the so-called AI winter at the end of the 1980s. The fact that AI is experiencing a rapid renaissance is thanks, above all, to three supporting factors...

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Science Slam 2019 – Smart minds with a sense of humor

The time had come on November 7th. The most humorous engineers, scientists and a junior scientist showed what they are made of at Science Slam 2019. The event was organized jointly by ZAL and Hamburg Aviation. Like in the past, this year’s event enjoyed huge popularity – all 200 seats were booked. The order of the slams was determined at the start via a random draw.

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Shipbuilding meets aviation at ZAL

How can shipbuilding and aviation benefit from each other in terms of multimaterial? For the second time this year, ZAL was the meeting point for an event of the popular X meets Aviation series on November 4th. Overcoming industry boundaries has always been the focus here. The focus this time was on lightweight construction and multimaterial in water and air.

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Radar Group Additive Manufacturing

Our panel of experts already knew how 3D printing works and what possibilities it offers- But what brings the future of 3D printing? On November 14th, 15 experts from application and research at the Radar Group Additive Manufacturing at ZAL investigated this question.

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Next Generation 3D Printing: Robot-Guided Additive Manufacturing

Tailor-made solutions in small quantities or small batches, functional integration and bionic design the benefits of additive manufacturing are widely recognised. The question remains: how can additive manufacturing be used for large components where conventional 3D printers reach their limits in terms of space and flexibility?

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