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Cost-effective manufacturing of large-volume components with combined SLM and casting method

In the past, selective laser melting (SLM) technology has been cost effective only for manufacturing components with relatively small volumes. In an innovative breakthrough that combines SLM with casting, now the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has developed a cost-effective method for manufacturing solid, large-volume components using SLM. For the first time at EuroMold 2014, experts will be presenting tool inserts with conformal cooling channels that were made using the combined method.

Injection molding is used to make the majority of plastic components. With additive manufacturing techniques such as SLM, it is possible to integrate complex...

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Fraunhofer IBMT at the 100th RSNA 2014 in Chicago - Custom-tailored Ultrasound Technology

The Fraunhofer IBMT has a broad and long-standing expertise in the field of ultrasound. At this year's RSNA 2014 - Radiological Society of North America, November 30 to December 5, 2014 in Chicago, it presents its MR-compatible version from its new multi-channel ultrasound platform with a modular structure.

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) was founded in 1915 to promote the highest standards of radiology and related sciences in teaching and...

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Second generation wired mobile panels for automation

SPS IPC Drives 2014, Hall 11

  • New Simatic HMI Mobile Panels with enhanced performance, flexibility, convenience and quality
  • Brilliant seven or nine inch widescreen display with 40 percent...
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Added value on board – Siemens tours Europe with the IDS Roadshow

SPS IPC Drives 2014, Hall 11

  • IDS Roadshow launches in November from Nuremberg to wide-ranging destinations across Europe
  • Mobile exhibition focuses on tangible customer benefits
  • Application-specific exhibits and live demos illustrate added value of IDS across different industries...
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Siemens presents industry-specific motors for steel plants

SPS IPC Drives 2014, Hall 11

  • Expansion of the Simotics Definite Purpose portfolio with steel plant motors specially designed for applications in the steel industry
  • Optimized versions available for operation with Sinamics S120 converters as an integrated drive system
  • Efficiency class IE3 for energy-efficient network operation

Siemens has developed industry-specific motors for steel plants on the basis of the Simotics 1LE1 motor platform. The ventilated Simotics DP Steel Plant Motors...

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Easy integration of industrial heating processes into automated systems

SPS IPC Drives 2014, Hall 11

  • Two new product lines for controlling electrical heating elements in 230 V and 400 V/480 V networks: Siplus HCS4200 and HCS4300
  • Industrial heating processes integrated in TIA Portal: simplified engineering, effective diagnosis and parameterization

New heating control systems from Siemens switch and control heating panels and elements in industrial applications: Siplus HCS4200 is suitable for 230 V...

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Siemens expands simulation platform to improve engineering quality and productivity

  • New Version 8.1 of the Simit Simulation Framework
  • New Simit Virtual Controller V3.0 facilitates emulation of Simatic S7-300, S7-400 and S7-410 controllers
  • Flexible simulation and emulation environment for projects of all sizes
  • Synchronized runtime of simulation and emulation both in real or virtual time

In Version 8.1, Siemens has expanded its Simit simulation platform to include the virtual commissioning of automation solutions. New functions and wizards...

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SLM: New machine design and exposure concept facilitates scalable productivity and building space

A this year’s EuroMold, which takes place in Frankfurt from November 25-28, 2014, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will for the first time present its new SLM machine design and exposure concept. This solution makes it easy to scale productivity and building space at significantly lower cost than previous machine designs allowed.

Additive manufacturing via selective laser melting (SLM) has been successfully used to make prototypes and small-series production runs of predominantly...

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Asian markets are waiting for German medtech suppliers

Countries like Malaysia, Vietnam or Thailand are still lagging behind significantly in health care. Consequently, the coming years will see investments focus on the medical technology field. This means optimal conditions for German enterprises that aim to expand their operations and secure a foothold in the Asian market. For this, Singapore is especially suitable: its official language is English, its infrastructure is of a British-European character and its geographical location facilitates travel to all ASEAN member states via short flights.

Medical Manufacturing Asia in Singapore
In September 2014, Medical Manufacturing Asia took place in Singapore, a medical technology exhibition that attracts...

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A medical lab for the home

Fraunhofer FIT demonstrates a mobile wireless system that monitors the health of elderly people in their own homes, using miniature sensors. Besides non-invasive sensors this platform integrates technology to take a blood sample and to determine specific markers in the patient's blood. At its core is the home unit, a compact device located in the patient's home. It incorporates the necessary software as well as sensors and the analytical equipment. Visit us at MEDICA, November 12 – 15, 2014, Hall 10, booth G05.

For years, cardiac diseases have been the most important cause of death globally. Mobile assistance systems that monitor vital parameters, e.g. blood pressure...

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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Cooling With the Coldest Matter in the World

Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the vibrations of a membrane were cooled down to less than 1 degree above absolute zero. This technique may enable novel studies of quantum physics and precision measurement devices, as the researchers report in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Ultracold atomic gases are among the coldest objects in existence. Laser beams can be used to trap atoms inside a vacuum chamber and slow down their motion to...

Im Focus: Permafrost soil is possible source of abrupt rise in greenhouse gases at end of last ice age

Scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have identified a possible source of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases that were abruptly released to the atmosphere in large quantities around 14,600 years ago.

According to this new interpretation, the CO2 – released during the onset of the Bølling/Allerød warm period – presumably had their origin in thawing Arctic...

Im Focus: Small volcanic eruptions could be slowing global warming

Small volcanic eruptions might eject more of an atmosphere-cooling gas into Earth’s upper atmosphere than previously thought, potentially contributing to the recent slowdown in global warming, according to a new study.

Scientists have long known that volcanoes can cool the atmosphere, mainly by means of sulfur dioxide gas that eruptions expel. Droplets of sulfuric acid that...

Im Focus: Researchers discern the shapes of high-order Brownian motions

For the first time, scientists have vividly mapped the shapes and textures of high-order modes of Brownian motions--in this case, the collective macroscopic movement of molecules in microdisk resonators--researchers at Case Western Reserve University report.

The new technology holds promise for multimodal sensing and signal processing, and to develop optical coding for computing and other information-processing...

Im Focus: New form of crystalline order holds promise for thermoelectric applications

Since the 1850's scientists have known that crystalline materials are organized into fourteen different basic lattice structures. However, a team of researchers from Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) now reports that it has discovered an entirely new form of crystalline order that simultaneously exhibits both crystal and polycrystalline properties, which they describe as "interlaced crystals."

Writing in the Nov. 14 issue of the journal Nature Communications, the researchers describe finding this unusual arrangement of atoms while studying...

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