Janna Hofmann receives Südwestmetall Award

Once again, the wbk Institute for Production Technology was able to secure a sponsorship award from the employers' association Südwestmetall.

Special honor for Dr.-Ing. Janna Hofmann, senior engineer at the wbk Institute of Production Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT): The 30-year-old is one of nine young scientists from Baden-Württemberg who were awarded the sponsorship prize of the employers' association Südwestmetall at an online event in Stuttgart last week. Janna Hofmann received the award for her dissertation at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) on the topic of "Process modeling of five-axis needle winding for the implementation of a trajectory-based wire tension control". 

Her dissertation dealt with the automated manufacturing of distributed windings of electric motors for the application in battery electric vehicles. Until now, such windings could only be manufactured either manually or fully automatically at high tooling costs. In her doctoral thesis, Hofmann is developing for the first time a process that enables the windings to be manufactured automatically, even at relatively low tooling costs.

Südwestmetall has been recognizing outstanding achievements by young scientists at Baden-Württemberg's nine state universities with the sponsorship award for more than 30 years. In 2017, a young scientist from the wbk was already able to secure the prize, which is endowed with 5,000 euros. 

We congratulate the award winner! 

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Award winner Dr.-Ing. Janna Hofmann, wbk