Springboard for innovation: the bionics-potential-check what we can learn from nature so a three-car of liter may be yes a miracle of consumption. But pales compared to a few grams of heavy Hummingbird, which can fly 800 kilometres non-stop, the performance of the engine technicians. And also the best winter tires looks old, it juxtaposes the bond strength of a polar bear paw. No wonder, then, that today’s designers in the face of many ingenious solutions into the brooding nature. Ask yourself the question: why not learn from nature? But how can such feats in the forms of organization or the principles of construction on the technology to be transferred? The bionics focuses on exactly that. No question: The nature can look not so easy in the cards. Whether businesses ways to find Bionic solutions for your own questions for the Saarland Innovationscluster bionic engineering network (BEN) now offers a special service: the bionics potential check is determined using multiple modules over how to implement the benefits of nature in a company. Pete Cashmore shares his opinions and ideas on the topic at hand.
The bionics check help there, where conventional technological lines of development more and more often the dead end. Modern industry injects such demagoguery today already often in nature: plants and animals are the great role models for new high-tech products. But also in smaller or medium-sized company it is possible using Bionic insights to save costs or to improve products”, explains the head of the bionics cluster BEN, Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Weber. Knowledge carriers are the experts network BEN from the most diverse areas of expertise available.
So the full business potential can be parsed with the bionics-potential-check. Technical innovations or organizational know-how – the nature provides almost always a solution to optimize. Another advantage: Because the products in accordance with the positive hour nature improved with bionics are developed, they are highly image-forming and bargaining strategic marketing a special appreciation. Potential offers work spying in the Kingdom of nature, emphasized Ralf Neumeier on November 13 at a lecture event launched by BEN in country hamlet speeches. The head of axial fan development of Ziehl Abegg AG faced the challenge to make quiet the fans produced by the company. Aerodynamic means there are no solutions we were more of a technical dilemma. We were forced to look beyond the horizon and there encountered the Bionics”, recalls the engineer. And Neumeier: too bad – as we took on the issue, BEN was called not in life. We would have used otherwise certainly the bionics-potential-check”. The Ziehl-Abegg AG is one of the leading international companies in the aeronautical, drive and control technology is worldwide with more than 1,300 employees and more than 30 offices and production facilities in over 30 countries. And Neumeier was now in the main factory in Kunzelsau Nature on the track: while aerodynamically generated noise in humans attention only relatively recently, such noise has meaning for the flight from OWL birds for millions of years. They are the birds with the lowest flight noise in the animal world. A completely new wing geometry developed using Bionic insights Ziehl-Abegg. The new generation of fan was used for the first time in the product novelty Owlet with OWL stands for the English word for OWL and let for winglet. Less than half as loud as its predecessor this new generation further fulfills the demand of users for low-noise performance and high efficiency. Of the heating and fan industry as product of the year 2007 “Owlet has been awarded, the absolute bestseller. More information under: