The W3 Fair+Convention is the annual networking fair in the optics hub of Wetzlar, Germany. Trade visitors from optics, electronics and mechanics meet on site to exchange information about current and future trends.
After the successful premiere of the special exhibition area "Microtechnologies for Optical Devices" last year, the IVAM Microtechnology Network once again...12.03.2020 | Read more
The manufacturing of products made of fiber-reinforced plastics (FRP) often still involves a number of manual work steps: the position and orientation of the semi-finished fiber-reinforced materials must be aligned precisely by hand to ensure that the product has the required levels of stability and flexibility after lamination and curing. Ultimately, this is the only way of enabling the user to fully exploit the advantages of the FRP material. To support the manual deposition process, known as preforming, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen, Germany, has developed intuitive software for commercially available augmented reality glasses.
The system specifies the correct deposition of the semi-finished materials as a virtual representation on the mold and can thus significantly improve the...04.03.2020 | Read more
At the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, researchers are developing advanced technology for manufacturing fuel cell engines with the aim of facilitating their fast and cost-effective serial production. To this end, the IWU researchers are initially focusing directly on the heart of these engines and are working on ways to manufacture bipolar plates from thin metal foils. At the Hannover Messe, Fraunhofer IWU will showcase these and other promising fuel cell engine research activities with the Silberhummel® race car. Journalists can gain an impression of the highlights beforehand at the Hannover Messe Preview in Hall 19 on February 12, 2020.
When it comes to providing energy in electric engines, fuel cells are an ideal way to supplement batteries to increase the driving range. However,...12.02.2020 | Read more
After the successful premiere of the special exhibition area "Microtechnologies for Optical Devices" at the W3 Fair+Convention 2019, the IVAM Microtechnology Network will again present the joint area at the networking fair for optics, microtechnology and precision engineering in February 2020. The IVAM area will show the wide-ranging potential of microtechnologies for optics and photonics.
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New system architecture, module exchange and Gaia-X - The SmartFactory-KL technology initiative and DFKI are presenting a new demonstrator at the Hanover Fair 2020 in the context of a consistent further development of the content of Industry 4.0: Production Level 4. With an inaugural event for SmartFactory-EU, research on Industry 4.0 is lifted on an european level.
"Our second demonstrator, which is completely new in many respects, is to be on display at HM 2020," said Prof. Martin Ruskowski, Chairman of the Executive...10.02.2020 | Read more
Experts in composites strive to develop and research special combinations of materials for lightweight construction and other innovative applications – results of their work will be on show at JEC World in Paris from March 3 to 5, 2020. As the world’s leading trade fair for the composites industry, JEC World offers comprehensive insights into the entire value chain of custom material manufacturing and processing. The Aachen-based Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be taking the opportunity to showcase laser-based processes for lightweight materials and hybrid joints.
At JEC World, Fraunhofer ILT will be presenting a range of research results, including recent findings on the ageing behavior of thermally joined metal-plastic...06.02.2020 | Read more
At MD&M West in Anaheim - the largest American exhibition for design and manufacturing in medical technology - international high-tech suppliers meet at the beginning of the year. Among the approximately 20,000 visitors to the trade show each year are many developers and decision makers from the manufacturing industry. This also makes the trade fair a popular medical technology marketplace for component manufacturers from Europe and Asia.
At the international joint booth organized by the IVAM Microtechnology Network in Hall C, component manufacturers from Germany, Great Britain, Austria and the...30.01.2020 | Read more
At this year’s Photonics West in San Francisco, FISBA makes a statement in the world of micro laser modules. The READYBeamTM demonstrates the companies Know-How and legacy in Micro Photonics Engineering.
FISBA, one of the world's leading independent providers in the field of micro photonics, is exhibiting from 4-6 February 2020 at Photonics West in San...29.01.2020 | Read more
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The energy transition is a supporting pillar of structural change and requires a rethinking in many areas. In order to ensure that successful economic...23.01.2020 | Read more
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...11.11.2019 | Read more
Early detection of tumors is extremely important in treating cancer. A new technique developed by researchers at the University of California, Davis offers a significant advance in using magnetic resonance imaging to pick out even very small tumors from normal tissue. The work is published May 25 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology.
researchers at the University of California, Davis offers a significant advance in using magnetic resonance imaging to pick out even very small tumors from...
Microelectronics as a key technology enables numerous innovations in the field of intelligent medical technology. The Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT coordinates the BMBF cooperative project "I-call" realizing the first electronic system for ultrasound-based, safe and interference-resistant data transmission between implants in the human body.
When microelectronic systems are used for medical applications, they have to meet high requirements in terms of biocompatibility, reliability, energy...
Thomas Heine, Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at TU Dresden, together with his team, first predicted a topological 2D polymer in 2019. Only one year later, an international team led by Italian researchers was able to synthesize these materials and experimentally prove their topological properties. For the renowned journal Nature Materials, this was the occasion to invite Thomas Heine to a News and Views article, which was published this week. Under the title "Making 2D Topological Polymers a reality" Prof. Heine describes how his theory became a reality.
Ultrathin materials are extremely interesting as building blocks for next generation nano electronic devices, as it is much easier to make circuits and other...
Scientists took a leukocyte as the blueprint and developed a microrobot that has the size, shape and moving capabilities of a white blood cell. Simulating a blood vessel in a laboratory setting, they succeeded in magnetically navigating the ball-shaped microroller through this dynamic and dense environment. The drug-delivery vehicle withstood the simulated blood flow, pushing the developments in targeted drug delivery a step further: inside the body, there is no better access route to all tissues and organs than the circulatory system. A robot that could actually travel through this finely woven web would revolutionize the minimally-invasive treatment of illnesses.
A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) in Stuttgart invented a tiny microrobot that resembles a white blood cell...
By studying the chemical elements on Mars today -- including carbon and oxygen -- scientists can work backwards to piece together the history of a planet that once had the conditions necessary to support life.
Weaving this story, element by element, from roughly 140 million miles (225 million kilometers) away is a painstaking process. But scientists aren't the type...
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