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.

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…

Thanks to AI, robots are learning how to perform assembly tasks

When it comes to assembly tasks, especially regarding small and medium lot sizes, up till now flexible robot programming has been a time-consuming and costly job. The “Rob-aKademI” research project,…

More powerful electric motors with 3D printing: EXIST research transfer from TU Freiberg pushes additive manufacturing

“We are rethinking the electric motor,” explains Philipp Arnold. “The drive tasks of the future – whether in industry or traffic – place high demands on the…

Fraunhofer ISE Develops with Partners a Novel High-Throughput System for Functional Printing

In addition to solar cells, the system enables high-precision printing on single components, e.g. for applications in the field of hydrogen technology, sensor…

MOONRISE: Bringing 3D printing to the moon – Moondust melted under lunar conditions

“With these spheres, we have come a big step closer to 3D-printing on the moon”, explains Niklas Gerdes, a scientific employee of the LZH. A laser system…

Strong and ductile Damascus steels by additive manufacturing

Dr. Philipp Kürnsteiner, Prof. Eric Jägle and their team at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE) designed, together with colleagues from the…

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