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Radar Sensors Increase Efficiency of Production and Automation

The radar systems developed at Fraunhofer IAF work in the millimeter-wave range and are able to penetrate most non-metallic materials such as plastic,…

New application of the selective laser melting method

Scientists developed a technology for obtaining new metal structures by selective laser melting method.

Digital Simulations for Real World Engines and Turbines: FVV awards Hans Dinger Prize 2016

The 2016 award went to Lukas Berger, RWTH Aachen University, who studied in his master thesis the formation of soot emissions in aircraft gas turbine engines…

Stronger turbine blades with molybdenum silicides

Gas turbines are the engines that generate electricity in power plants. The operating temperatures of their combustion systems can exceed 1600 °C. The…

Getting blade bearings in shape for the turbines of the future

In wind turbines in the 7-10 MW range, the wind drives blades of up to 80 m in length. Blade bearings, the interface between the hub and the blades, are the…

Gluing with the Laser

The Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) and the Institut für Werkzeugforschung und Werkstoffe (IFW) in Remscheid have now developed a mobile, laser-based process…

Generating eco-friendly power with metal rotor blades

Wind turbines feed eco-friendly power into the grid. To keep their weight down, the majority of larger rotor blades are made from fiber-reinforced plastics….

Combined wear-protective and non-stick coatings at the Fraunhofer IST

Especially suitable here are modified diamond-like carbon coatings (DLC), such as, for example, the SICON® coating developed at the Fraunhofer IST, which is a…

Online Seminar of the Fraunhofer WKI: "Thermography on Rotor Blades"

Hidden defects in rotor blades of wind energy turbines can cause huge economic losses and, in the worst case of a breaking blade, threaten human lives….

Blades of grass inspire advance in organic solar cells

Using a bio-mimicking analog of one of nature's most efficient light-harvesting structures, blades of grass, an international research team led by Alejandro…

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