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Medica 2019: Arteriosclerosis - new technologies help to find proper catheters and location of vasoconstriction

Blocked blood vessels such as in the widespread disease arteriosclerosis can lead to strokes and heart attacks. Therefore, it is important for doctors to make a quick and reliable diagnosis. Computer scientists from Kaiserslautern and Leipzig are working on a technique that selects the best catheter for a treatment. They are also developing a method that automatically identifies the location of bottlenecks in vessels. For this, the researchers use image data from Computed Tomography, which they analyse using the most up-to-date methods.

They will be presenting their technologies at the medical technology trade fair Medica held from 17 to 21 November in Düsseldorf at the Rhineland-Palatinate...

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Laser versus weeds: LZH shows Farming 4.0 at the Agritechnica

Lasers instead of pesticides - the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) will be showing this Farming 4.0 vision for the first time during the AGRITECHNICA in Hannover from November 10th to 16th, 2019, at the Pavilion of the state of Niedersachsen (hall 21, stand A05).

The new approach of the LZH is based on the non-contact, optical interaction of light with biological material: cameras can be used to distinguish weeds from...

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Fraunhofer FHR to Showcase Non-contact, Non-destructive Quality Control of Plastic Products at the K 2019

At the K 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry in Düsseldorf from October 16 – 23, the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR will demonstrate the broad range of applications of its SAMMI® millimeter wave scanner in the plastics sector. With their trade fair presentation, the scientists will demonstrate the diverse possibilities of millimeter wave technology for the non-contact, non-destructive inspection of plastic products.

Millimeter waves are capable of penetrating non-conductive materials, so-called dielec-trics. Thus, they are particularly suitable for the use in quality...

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IVAM product market at the COMPAMED 2019: No digitalization in medical technology without microtechnologies

The COMPAMED, which takes place annually at the MEDICA trade fair, is the leading international marketplace for suppliers of medical manufacturing. Exhibitors from all over the world will come to Düsseldorf this fall to present their components and technologies to the trade visitors.

Demand of miniaturization for digitalized medical devices continues to grow

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Polyamides from terpenes: Amorphous Caramid-R® and semi-crystalline Caramid-S®

The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB is using a new, recently patented process to develop new polyamides from the terpene 3-carene, a residual material from the cellulose industry. The biobased polyamides Caramid-R® and Caramid-S® produced using this process represent a new class of polyamides with outstanding thermal properties. The production of the monomer for Caramid-S® was already successfully piloted in a 100-liter scale. The Fraunhofer researchers will present the new polyamides at the K trade fair in Düsseldorf from 16 to 23 October 2019 (Hall 7.0, Stand SC01).

The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB has developed a sustainable alternative to petrochemically produced plastics using...

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Fraunhofer lighthouse project futureAM at formnext: Metal AM on the verge of a breakthrough

In the Fraunhofer lighthouse project “futureAM – Next Generation Additive Manufacturing,” an alliance of six Fraunhofer institutes shall accelerate 3D printing with metal powder by at least a factor of ten. The first tangible results prove that this is not a dream of the future. The futureAM team will be presenting these results at the joint Fraunhofer booth D51 in Hall 11 during formnext from November 19 to 22, 2019 in Frankfurt am Main.

Developed in close cooperation with all the participating institutes, the Virtual Lab will digitally link all areas and institutes in the field of metallic...

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formnext 2019: More productivity thanks to optimized AM processes

The market for additive processes continues to grow by around 20 percent annually and has reached a volume of 10 billion euros. This was reported by the organizer of formnext, the world's leading trade fair for additive manufacturing (AM) in Frankfurt. In AM, the trend is clearly moving towards greater productivity. Thanks to its new materials, lasers for eMobility and highly efficient 3D coating processes, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is providing the right ideas at the right time.

Additive processes, or more simply industrial 3D printing, have left their niche and are finding their way into many areas of established industries. In...

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Fraunhofer FHR to Showcase Leading-Edge Radar Technology at the European Microwave Week 2019 in Paris

Radar innovations beneath the Eifel Tower: The Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR will present leading-edge technology at the 22nd European Microwave Week 2019 taking place in Paris this year. From September 29 to October 4, Europe’s leading trade show und conference for microwave technology, high frequency techniques and radar will once again bring together industry and science. Fraunhofer FHR will attend the EuMW 2019 with two shared booths, six specialist lectures and contributions to three workshops.

In cooperation with top-level partners, Fraunhofer FHR will present the latest research results and projects in the field of high frequency and microwave...

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Wire laser material deposition – a smart way to save costs

Within a BMBF-funded project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is tackling the issue of 3D printing large components economically by using a new process called Hybrid AM that combines conventional manufacturing with additive processes. An important step forward in this process development is a new wire LMD head and its modular components which the Aachen-based experts will be presenting for the first time at formnext from November 19 to 22, 2019 in Frankfurt am Main.

Production experts are increasingly facing a dilemma: Conventional manufacturing processes such as turning, milling, eroding or forming are gradually reaching...

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Modular OLED light strips

At the International Symposium on Automotive Lighting 2019 (ISAL) in Darmstadt from September 23 to 25, 2019, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, a provider of research and development services in the field of organic electronics, will present OLED light strips of any length with additional functionalities for the first time at booth no. 37.

Almost everyone is familiar with light strips for interior design. LED strips are available by the metre in DIY stores around the corner and are just as often...

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

Im Focus: Atoms don't like jumping rope

Nanooptical traps are a promising building block for quantum technologies. Austrian and German scientists have now removed an important obstacle to their practical use. They were able to show that a special form of mechanical vibration heats trapped particles in a very short time and knocks them out of the trap.

By controlling individual atoms, quantum properties can be investigated and made usable for technological applications. For about ten years, physicists have...

Im Focus: Images from NJIT's big bear solar observatory peel away layers of a stellar mystery

An international team of scientists, including three researchers from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), has shed new light on one of the central mysteries of solar physics: how energy from the Sun is transferred to the star's upper atmosphere, heating it to 1 million degrees Fahrenheit and higher in some regions, temperatures that are vastly hotter than the Sun's surface.

With new images from NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO), the researchers have revealed in groundbreaking, granular detail what appears to be a likely...

Im Focus: New opportunities in additive manufacturing presented

Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden demonstrates manufacturing of copper components

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden has succeeded in using Selective Electron Beam Melting (SEBM) to...

Im Focus: New Pitt research finds carbon nanotubes show a love/hate relationship with water

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are valuable for a wide variety of applications. Made of graphene sheets rolled into tubes 10,000 times smaller than a human hair, CNTs have an exceptional strength-to-mass ratio and excellent thermal and electrical properties. These features make them ideal for a range of applications, including supercapacitors, interconnects, adhesives, particle trapping and structural color.

New research reveals even more potential for CNTs: as a coating, they can both repel and hold water in place, a useful property for applications like printing,...

Im Focus: Magnets for the second dimension

If you've ever tried to put several really strong, small cube magnets right next to each other on a magnetic board, you'll know that you just can't do it. What happens is that the magnets always arrange themselves in a column sticking out vertically from the magnetic board. Moreover, it's almost impossible to join several rows of these magnets together to form a flat surface. That's because magnets are dipolar. Equal poles repel each other, with the north pole of one magnet always attaching itself to the south pole of another and vice versa. This explains why they form a column with all the magnets aligned the same way.

Now, scientists at ETH Zurich have managed to create magnetic building blocks in the shape of cubes that - for the first time ever - can be joined together to...

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