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.

Tweaking Alloy Microchemistry For Flawless Metal 3D Printing

Researchers at Texas A&M have fine-tuned the process for creating defect-free metal parts using a laser bed powder fusion 3D printing technique. In the last few decades, metal 3D printing…

Fine-tuned hydrocarbon separation at low energy cost

An electrochemical approach developed at KAUST produces molecular-sieving membranes that could enable a cheap energy-efficient separation of light hydrocarbons, such as olefins and paraffins. This separation, critical for the petrochemical…

Quantum materials cut closer than ever

A new method designs nanomaterials with less than 10-nanometer precision. It could pave the way for faster, more energy-efficient electronics. DTU and Graphene Flagship researchers have taken the art of…

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…

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