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Compamed 2014: New manufacturing processes for medical products made of fiber-reinforced plastics

Fiber-reinforced materials, which can be formed by the application of heat and thereby adapted to meet individual requirements, have enormous potential for medical engineering.

The use of thermoplastic materials for such composites has opened up new options for manufacturing parts such as adaptable micro-implants for neurosurgery or...

27.10.2014 | nachricht Read more

IVAM Product Market “High-tech for Medical Devices“ at COMPAMED 2014

COMPAMED has become an established international marketplace for suppliers of medical manufacturing. The trade show, which takes place every November and is co-located to MEDICA in Dusseldorf, has been steadily growing over the past years and shows that medical technology remains a rapidly growing market.

The joint pavilion organized by IVAM Microtechnology Network, the Product Market “High-tech for Medical Devices”, is located in Hall 8a. After receiving a...

21.10.2014 | nachricht Read more

Variable glass coatings to stop condensation on windows

Thin-film coatings impart new properties to glass in applications as diverse as window glazing, solar cells and touchscreens. With the Megatron® sputtering system, it is now possible for the first time to vary the materials in these coatings in any way and to produce entirely new coatings with improved surface quality. The researchers will be presenting the Megatron® at the glasstec trade fair in Düsseldorf from October 21 to 24 (Hall 15, Booth A33).

When it’s frosty outside and cozy and warm indoors, a little bit of heat always escapes through the windows. Triple glazing is intended to keep as much of the...

07.10.2014 | nachricht Read more

Glasstec 2014: Lead-free glass decor

Whether on baby bottles, beer mugs or perfume bottles, imprints on glass consist mainly of lead oxide. Fraunhofer researchers have developed printing inks for glass that do not contain any toxic elements. At the glasstec tradefair from October 21st to 24th in Düsseldorf, they are going to present the new imprints (Hall 15, Booth A33).

The perfume bottles seem almost like little works of art: made of stained glass, elegantly formed and decorated with imprints. But the decorative graphics and...

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Flexible electronics off the roll – more than just luminous film

Fraunhofer FEP works on cost-effective system solutions for flexible devices and presents results at Plastic Electronics 2014

A significant growth is predicted for the market of flexible devices. The topic “Wearables”, namely intelligent, wearable systems with several useful and funny...

24.09.2014 | nachricht Read more

World premiere: British Secretary of State launches state-of-the-art train to be used on Thameslink route

The British Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, and Jochen Eickholt, CEO Siemens Rail Systems, alongside Cross London Trains and Govia Thameslink Railway Limited, today presented for the first time three completely assembled cars for the new Class 700 train, to be used as part of the Thameslink project, at Innotrans 2014.

Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport, said: "A world-class rail network needs world-class trains, and it is fantastic to see the spacious and...

23.09.2014 | nachricht Read more

Materials inspection effortless

Defects in the final product can quickly lead to malfunction and thus compromise safety massively – a challenge in many industrial areas such as automotive industry, aircraft, or steel construction. Hence, nondestructive inspection methods which allow to check components without destroying it take a key role in the quality assurance.

From 21 to 25 October 2014, engineers of Fraunhofer IZFP in Saarbrücken provide two innovative methods on EuroBlech 2014 in Hannover which enable fast and...

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Detecting residual stresses on freight train wheels

From 23 to 26 September 2014, Fraunhofer IZFP engineers present a new and enhanced generation of test equipment for rapid and reliable determination of residual stresses in rims at InnoTrans in Berlin, (hall 23B, booth 206).

In the case of a car, the braking operation is carried out in seconds – jamming on the brakes and shortly afterwards the vehicle has stopped. But with a fully...

11.09.2014 | nachricht Read more

Siemens presents first gas-insulated 320-kV switchgear for direct current transmission

  • Compact gas-insulated switchgear requires 95 percent less space compared to air-insulated unit
  • Helps substantially reduce costs in the offshore realm
  • Cornerstone of the new direct current transmission portfolio based on gas-insulation technology

At the Cigré conference in Paris, Siemens today presented the first compact gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for high-voltage direct current applications. Within...

26.08.2014 | nachricht Read more

SAB on the Fair "Innotrans": Railway cables acc. to DIN EN 45545-2

New series of SABIX Rail Cables fulfil the fire protection requirements acc. to DIN EN 45545-2. The Cables will be presented on the Fair “Innotrans” from 23rd to 26th September 2014 – Hall 14.1, Stand 212.

SABIX Rail Data - Cables for signal-transmission in the Railway Technology

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

Im Focus: Lord of the Microrings

Berkeley Lab Reports Breakthrough in Microring Laser Cavities

A significant breakthrough in laser technology has been reported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)...

Im Focus: Sculpting solar systems: Magnetic fields seen for first time

Astronomers have caught their first glimpse of the invisible magnetic fields that sculpt solar systems.

Looking at a bright, nearby baby star and the dust swirling in its cradle, astronomers from the University of Illinois and six collaborating institutions were...

Im Focus: Diagnosing prostate cancer quickly and safely

Distinguishing between benign and malignant prostate tissue is difficult.

A new device facilitates the diagnosis for doctors: Through a visual analysis, they can reliably determine if they are dealing with carcinoma within a...

Im Focus: Quantum effects bridge the gap

Quantum effects in nanometer-scale metallic structures provide a platform for combining molecular electronics and plasmonics

Plasmonic devices combine the ‘super speed’ of optics with the ‘super small’ of microelectronics. These devices exhibit quantum effects and show promise as...

Im Focus: New nanodevice to improve cancer treatment monitoring

In less than a minute, a miniature device developed at the University of Montreal can measure a patient's blood for methotrexate, a commonly used but potentially toxic cancer drug. Just as accurate and ten times less expensive than equipment currently used in hospitals, this nanoscale device has an optical system that can rapidly gauge the optimal dose of methotrexate a patient needs, while minimizing the drug's adverse effects. The research was led by Jean-François Masson and Joelle Pelletier of the university's Department of Chemistry.

Methotrexate has been used for many years to treat certain cancers, among other diseases, because of its ability to block the enzyme dihydrofolate reductase...

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