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.

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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…

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…

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