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.

Optical packages for encapsulating components at wafer level

New technology kit enables extended functionalities. Fraunhofer ISIT operates state-of-the-art production lines for processing silicon with a processing accuracy in the nanometer range. These precise structure generation processes have now…

Researchers develop glass-in-glass fabrication approach

… for making miniature IR optics. New technique can create complex 3D optics for infrared spectroscopy, sensing and more. Researchers have developed a new fabrication process that allows infrared (IR)…

Lithium thin films as pioneer to high energy capacities

The development of resource-efficient manufacturing processes for next-generation battery anodes was the aim of the joint project „nextBatt“ funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF, funding…

How glass learns to illuminate itself and create heat

Glass objects which glow in the dark, glass containers that heat up and cool down, or glass control knobs and switches that eliminate viruses and bacteria by themselves – all…

Ultra-high-rate plasma coating to improve surface function

Reduces friction and extends product life. Toyohashi University of Technology research team led by lecturer Toru Harigai have developed an ultra-high-rate coating technology for functional hard carbon films using vacuum…

LZH develops underwater laser method

… for defusing explosive ordnance in the sea. Together with project partners, the LZH is developing a process to defuse world war ammunition under water using a laser. The goal:…

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