In the case of additive manufacturing, generative design is a new tool that can better exploit the construction possibilities provided by 3D printing. In our department, we have been dealing with this methodology for a certain time, and our goal is to be able to involve the students as well. Some of the latest results of generative design solutions used in metal additive manufacturing were presented at the Students’ Scientific Conference on 17 November, 2022.
At the invitation of Dr. László Palkovics, Minister of Technology and Industry, Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, Minister of National Defense of Hungary, and Minister of Culture and Innovation János Csák on the morning of Saturday, November 5 at it’s test track in Zalaegerszeg took a visit to our country’s best research and development infrastructure, the largest in Europe and one of the most modern in the world, .
László Palkovics said that this is not only a vehicle industry test track, but also one of the most developing innovation ecosystems in the world. “The government’s objective was to support the operation of the Hungarian automotive industry with the test track, but the test track began to attract other technical fields as well. Universities and researchers have appeared, two international companies are already building their own research institutes, and Rheinmetall’s new factory is also being built here,” said the Minister of Technology and Industry.
During the visit, Minister of National Defense Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky explained that a very important part of military development is the knowledge built around the tools. In front of Rheinmetall’s future combat vehicle factory building, he added that the Zalazone experiences, knowledge and technology here are of particular importance in the development of the armed forces.
János Csák, Minister of Culture and Innovation, emphasized that an innovation environment has been created here, where universities, private companies, state developers and research institutes work together. He emphasized that Hungarian companies can be created or developed from innovations and research results that can enter the international market, or gain a greater role as domestic suppliers in the automotive industry and other industries.
Daesung Kim and Young Ho, engineers from the Korea Institute of Automotive Technology, visited the Department of Automotive Technologies of the Faculty of Transportation Engineering and Vehicle Engineeringg on October 27 to learn about the work of the Automated Drive Lab which was founded for the development and research of self-driving vehicles.
During the meeting, the members of the research group presented their results, future research directions, and also talked about the role of the RECAR Autonomous Vehicle Research Center, the topics of research and education are covered.
During the discussion with the Korean guests, the challenges of introducing automated systems to public roads, the importance of partnerships with global car manufacturers, and the development and testing of components for self-driving vehicles were also discussed. In addition to the professional challenges, the university researchers also discussed the business opportunities of introducing the developments to the market with the staff of KATECH.
The guests of the Automated Drive Lab expressed their appreciation for the research group’s work, achievements and educational programs for experts in the field.
The event, jointly organised by Bosch and BME, focused on the future of electric powertrains and trends in their development.
Sustainability, low fuel consumption and environmental protection are becoming more and more prominent in purchasing decisions, while alternatives to diesel and petrol cars are becoming increasingly important. In the future, the place of electric vehicles in mobility is unquestionable. Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, both in the field of internal combustion engines and electric drives, which is why we organised an evening to discuss the future of electric powertrains with renowned lecturers from BME and Bosch development engineers.
During the presentations, panel discussions and informal conversations, a lot of useful information and questions were raised, hopefully helping to stimulate thinking and shaping attitudes on the subject.