Process Engineering

This special field revolves around processes for modifying material properties (milling, cooling), composition (filtration, distillation) and type (oxidation, hydration).

Valuable information is available on a broad range of technologies including material separation, laser processes, measuring techniques and robot engineering in addition to testing methods and coating and materials analysis processes.

Programmable structures from the printer

Researchers at the University of Freiburg and the University of Stuttgart have developed a new process for producing movable, self-adjusting materials systems with standard 3D-printers. These systems can undergo complex…

Research from Braunschweig enables innovative pharmaceutical products

Braunschweig continues to expand its strengths in the manufacture of individualized pharmaceutical products. For this purpose, the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST and the Center of…

Technology toolkit for bipolar plate production of fuel cells

The ideal forming technology to suit any need: Decision-making tools for the industry. Fuel cells have huge potential, but there are not yet any clear structures and standards surrounding their…

Polypropylene recycling from carpet waste

A sustainable circular economy … A significant part of carpet waste consists of petroleum-based polypropylene. As a non-recyclable product, disposing of it has previously meant incineration or landfill. However, a…

New process for producing insulation from plastic waste

unibz contributes to the fight against microplastics … In 2017, the UN declared the presence of 51 trillion microplastic particles in the Earth’s seas: “500 times more numerous than all…

Sunlight to solve the world’s clean water crisis

Researchers at UniSA have developed a cost-effective technique that could deliver safe drinking water to millions of vulnerable people using cheap, sustainable materials and sunlight. Less than 3 per cent…

Recycle high-tech waste biologically

Innovative biotechnological process extracts gallium from industrial wastewater Gallium is a rare metal, but it is widely used in the high-tech industry. This extreme contrast makes recycling indispensable. However, current…

EHLA Tuning: Roller Coating at up to 200 Meters per Minute

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT’s globally successful EHLA extreme high-speed laser material deposition process is not only turning heads. In the collaborative project EVEREST, the institute – along…

Hard-magnetic coatings for high-precision microscopy

Surface and coating technology Microscopy is at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus. Special microscopes, which enable scientists to view minute cell structures, are an indispensable tool in…

Faster, greener way of producing carbon spheres

– advance could improve carbon capture technology A fast, green and one-step method for producing porous carbon spheres, which are a vital component for carbon capture technology and for new…

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