The Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP and the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB will present new developments in films and the efficient control of coating processes at the upcoming International Converting Exhibition Europe ICE being held in Munich from 21 - 23 March 2017. Under the motto "Functional films – efficient coating processes", emphasis will be put on new film functionalities and accelerated test methods (Hall A5, Stand 1031).
Control and monitoring of coating processes inline - for the first time14.02.2017 | Read more
nano tech in Tokyo is the world's largest international nanotechnology exhibition and conference. 2017 the nano tech will take place February 15-17 at the International Exhibition Center in Tokyo. More than 48.000 international visitors are expected. The exhibition's focus in 2017 is on high-quality, functional and smart materials, medicine and life sciences, precision instruments and machinery, semiconductors and electronics as well as automotive industry and environmental technologies.
Various other related exhibitions take place in parallel, focusing on topics like printable electronics, 3D printing, robotics, smart energy or surface...07.02.2017 | Read more
From research into the market: EML European Media Laboratory demonstrates how real-time speech analytics benefit call centers at the 2017 CCW International Trade Show in Berlin
Once again this year the Heidelberg-based IT company EML European Media Laboratory GmbH will have its own stand (Hall 2, Stand C19) at the telecommunications...06.02.2017 | Read more
When manufacturing optical lenses, every detail counts. In order to increrase stability of manufacturing processes while making them faster and more cost-efficient at the same time, Fraunhofer researchers are developing tools and production processes for optical elements of new glass materials. At the Photonics West trade fair in San Francisco from January 28 to February 2, 2017, Fraunhofer experts will be showing how Industry 4.0 approaches can improve the development and manufacture of glass optics and how companies in the optics market can profit from new techonologies and digital tools, like simulations on smart glasses or tablets.
Glass Molding: Cost-efficient large-scale production of high-precision optics31.01.2017 | Read more
At the JEC World Composites Show in Paris in March 2017, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen will be in line with the trend towards hybrid construction: at the joint booth of the Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL, Hall 6, Booth C79), ILT researchers will be presenting three laser-based processes for use with plastic-metal composites.
Lightweight components made of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) and metal are growing in significance across a wide range of industries, but especially in the...30.01.2017 | Read more
For the fourth time, the IVAM Microtechnology Network is going to present a joint booth at the medical exhibition MD&M West 2017 in California from February 7-9, 2017.
The IVAM joint booth will be branded as “Micro Nanotech“ area and can be found in hall C. 13 international exhibitors will showcase technologies and products that constantly make medical technology products safer, cheaper and more reliable.
MD&M West in Anaheim is considered to be the world's largest trade fair for design and manufacturing in medical technology. The visitors of MD&M West are...25.01.2017 | Read more
When integrating renewable energy into the building envelope, solar thermal plays a significant role. So far, solar thermal products were generally based on metal components that conduct heat, absorb a high fraction of solar radiation and emit little infrared radiation to prevent thermal loss. Using this state of the art technology, building integration and architectural aspects are however often neglected.
In the »TABSOLAR II« project, Fraunhofer ISE, together with partners, is following the new approach to produce solar-thermal collectors made from ultra-high...16.01.2017 | Read more
Through optimized operation management, up to 30 % of building energy consumption could be saved. Even low-cost investment measures could result in optimization and significant reduction of costs. In order to save energy, a detailed analysis of the building operation is necessary. For this purpose, Fraunhofer ISE developed the energy monitoring platform MONDAS, which provides all components necessary for collecting, saving, processing and visualizing relevant time-series data regarding building operation. The platform successfully pools software modules to a high-performance overall system. It will be presented at the BAU 2017 trade fair.
Through continuous and automated supervision of the operation of building services, significant energy savings can be reached. Optimization takes economical...16.01.2017 | Read more
CAU presents cutting-edge research, ideas and technology from Schleswig-Holstein
Kiel University (CAU) is currently working at top speed to prepare for the new excellence strategy agreed upon by the German federal and state governments. The excellence strategy is aimed at promoting world-class university research in Germany, and will provide annual funding totalling 533 million Euros from 2018 onwards. From 24 to 28 April 2017 Kiel University will present its research concepts at the Hannover Messe in Hall 2 (Research & Technology).
In addition to the four research foci, the emphasis lies on knowledge transfer, patents and start-up initiatives. Examples of excellent individual research...12.12.2016 | Read more
Miniaturized connected systems and outstanding business contacts: forming networks on both technical and business level was one of the key features of COMPAMED 2016, the international trade fair for suppliers and manufacturers of medical technologies. This trend was visible at and enhanced by the joint trade fair booth of the IVAM Microtechnology Network in hall 8a, the accompanying presentation forum and numerous B2B meetings between companies from Germany and Japan.
The trend towards digitalization and networking was omnipresent at the world's largest medical trade fair MEDICA / COMPAMED, which took place November 14-17,...23.11.2016 | Read more
In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport
Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send “repair-proteins”...
The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and Technische Universität Dresden inaugurated their jointly operated Center for Additive Manufacturing Dresden (AMCD) with a festive ceremony on February 7, 2017. Scientists from various disciplines perform research on materials, additive manufacturing processes and innovative technologies, which build up components in a layer by layer process. This technology opens up new horizons for component design and combinations of functions. For example during fabrication, electrical conductors and sensors are already able to be additively manufactured into components. They provide information about stress conditions of a product during operation.
The 3D-printing technology, or additive manufacturing as it is often called, has long made the step out of scientific research laboratories into industrial...
Nature does amazing things with limited design materials. Grass, for example, can support its own weight, resist strong wind loads, and recover after being...
Nanometer-scale magnetic perforated grids could create new possibilities for computing. Together with international colleagues, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have shown how a cobalt grid can be reliably programmed at room temperature. In addition they discovered that for every hole ("antidot") three magnetic states can be configured. The results have been published in the journal "Scientific Reports".
Physicist Dr. Rantej Bali from the HZDR, together with scientists from Singapore and Australia, designed a special grid structure in a thin layer of cobalt in...
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