At very short notice, scientists from the Zhytomyr State Technological University had the opportunity to visit the TU Freiberg at the invitation of Prof. Carsten Drebenstedt (Institute of Mining and Special Civil Engineering). We were delighted to have had the opportunity to introduce them to the manifold experimental possibilities at the laboratories of the Institute of Mineral Processing Machines (IAM). Particular emphasis was thereby placed on the method of forecasting material properties using Quantitative Microstructure Analysis (QMA).
On 17 July 2018, students and research staff of the Institute of Mineral Processing Machines (IAM) visited the galvanizing plant Paul Bachmann GmbH in Freiberg as part of the lecture “Maintenance”. Founded in 1885, the company specializes in batch galvanizing and cooperates with regional, small and medium-sized businesses, as well as major national steel construction firms. Mr. Ihle, the plant manager, provided fascinating insights into a traditional technology that, for more than 30 years, reliably protects against corrosion, even in a warm, humid climate.
Here you can find a detailed report about the field trip of the IAM (in German).
On 25 April 2018, the final meeting concerning the EU project OptimOre took place in Manresa. In this research project, over a 39 month period, the extraction of tantalum and tungsten from tailings of various European deposits was investigated and made predictable, using newly developed calculation models. The different work packages were focused on the preparation processes of grinding, gravity separation, flotation, and magnetic separation. Continue reading “Research project OptimOre: Final meeting in Manresa”
In March 2018, numerous manufacturers, users, consultants, and research representatives gathered in the municipal hall for the traditional, annual Freiberg conference to present and discuss the latest developments in the field of mineral processing machines and technologies.
Another focus of the symposium was to increase the attractiveness of studying at the Institute of Mineral Processing Machines (IAM), which is always of particular concern to all participants in order to meet the growing demand for engineers in this field. On a related note, Prof. Lieberwirth reported about a field trip to Bulgaria last year, where he, together with 10 students at the institute, had the opportunity to explore copper and gold mines, which are among Europe’s largest and most modern ones.
The next colloquium will take place from 07 to 08 March 2019.
On Friday, 06 July 2018, the time had finally come, and the cable sheave of shaft no. 388 of the former mining company Wismut in Königstein was handed over to the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. The official handover of the cable sheave, which had previously been restored in the laboratories of the Institute of Mineral Processing Machines (IAM), was carried out by Dr. Ing. Stefan Mann, managing director of the present Wismut GmbH, Chemnitz. It was inaugurated in the presence of the rector of the TU Freiberg, Prof. Klaus-Dieter Barbknecht, at the corner of Leipziger Straße / Lampadiusstraße, to the left of the Erich Rammler building. Continue reading “Cable sheave Wismut officially handed over to TU Freiberg”