Machine Engineering

Machine engineering is one of Germany’s key industries. The importance of this segment has led to the creation of new university degree programs in fields such as production and logistics, process engineering, vehicle/automotive engineering, production engineering and aerospace engineering among others.

innovations-report offers informative reports and articles covering technologies such as automation, motion, power train, energy, conveyor, plastics, lightweight construction, logistics/warehousing, measurement systems, machine tools and control engineering.

Laser cutting reduces filter effort during reactor dismantling

More and more nuclear power plants are reaching their maximum service life or are decommissioned due to the nuclear phase-out. To reduce the additional effort of water filtration during dismantling,…

Energy-saving gas turbines from the 3D printer

Neutrons “see” internal stress in component from additive manufacturing. 3D printing has opened up a completely new range of possibilities. One example is the production of novel turbine buckets. However,…

Rotor head full fairing makes helicopters fly faster

Helicopters are to become faster, greener and quieter. An international team led by Airbus Helicopters (AH) is working on the technology to achieve these goals with the RACER demonstrator. Scientists…

Laser-based sensor technology for recycling metals instead of mining mineral resources

In order to help the industry have greater access to raw materials, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and Cronimet Ferroleg. GmbH have jointly developed a laser-based sorting process…

Accelerated testing of rotor blade bearings

Test bench proves successful in regular operation The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES has completed a successful series of accelerated tests on rotor blade bearings at the bearing…

A flow of fresh air protects against coronavirus

People who are required to serve a large number of customers at a checkout or counter are at a particularly high risk of exposure to COVID-19. At the Fraunhofer Institute…

Automated Pre-assembly of CFRP Integral Frames for Aircraft Construction

Automation solutions from the joint project “Impulse“ funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) – sub-project “Tempo“ Automation is one of the most important strategies…

Fraunhofer IWM closes gaps in the mechanics of materials digital value chain

The greatest potential of digitalization in companies in which materials play a prominent role lies in the cross-process linking of materials data. This promises to shorten component development times, faster…

A molecular break for root growth

The dynamic change in root growth of plants plays an important role in their adjustment to soil conditions. Depending on the location, nutrients or moisture can be found in higher…

Light e-waste runabouts for cities

How optimally joined aluminum and fiber composite plastics contribute to climate protection In order to improve city air quality and protect the environment, many municipalities are planning to acquire electric…

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