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.

Additively manufactured copper components for linear accelerators

World first: Fraunhofer IWS for the very first time prints quadrupole components for linear accelerators. A new generation of particle accelerators aims at taking cancer therapy, drug detection and material…

Small, but powerful: How impurities effect grain boundary segregation

Iron (Fe) is known and utilized by mankind since thousands of years, but until now, we know very little about the local chemistry at the interfaces separating different crystallites, so-called…

Clean air at all times

Filter solutions for high technology processes. Metal processing with lasers and plasma releases many different pollutants into the ambient air. The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS, together…

New engine design could muffle roar of fighter jets

Lab tests show promise for reducing jet noise in commercial and military aviation. Aerospace engineers at the University of Cincinnati have come up with a new nozzle design for F-18…

Researchers design extreme heat exchanger using metal 3D printing

Demonstrating next-generation energy technology, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are using topology optimization and metal 3D printing to design ultra-compact, high-power heat exchangers. Used in most major industries…

Gripper Arm from the 3D Printer

… for Assembling Optical Systems with Maximum Precision. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen has been developing and building laser systems for use in space for several…

Quickest heat flow sensor tested

The research team of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Landshut University of Applied Sciences and Spiess Motorenbau GmbH is developing a new method to measure heat flows in combustion…

Flexible fiber laser for fast material processing

Fraunhofer IWS evaluates thousand times faster beam shaping. Laser experts from Saxony and Israel are jointly testing a novel laser for industrial use at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and…

Standardization of 3D Printing

ASTM Awards Contract to Fraunhofer ILT. The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has received an award for decades of development in the field of additive manufacturing: The Aachen-based institute…

Sustainably produced high-speed helicopters

Automated production of CFRP composite parts… Fast, lightweight and fuel efficient: RACER, the high-speed helicopter reaches flying speeds of up to 400 kilometers per hour. The components of its outer…

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