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Fraunhofer researchers develop cost-effective coating based on renewable raw materials

MUNICH, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — If a surface has to be protected against corrosion, in 80 percent of all cases this takes place through coating it with paints or varnishes. When doing so, the proportion of bio-based, environmentally-friendly solutions is extremely … Read the full press release

Adhesives: Fraunhofer developed new adhesive called MetAK which can be hard and soft at the same time

MUNICH, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — To connect components with each other, gluing is preferred today instead of welding, riveting or using screws. That makes cars, planes and agricultural machines lighter. The requirements placed on the adhesive are high, though: it has … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer: New quantum sensor to precisely measure the tiny magnetic fields in the next generation of hard discs

MUNICH, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Integrated circuitry is becoming increasingly complex. These days a Pentium processor contains some 30 million transistors. And the magnetic structures found in hard drives measure just 10 to 20 nanometers across – less than a flu … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer: RFID technology to introduce more transparency in motor vehicle manufacturers’ supply chains and manufacturing operations

MUNICH, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Pressure to optimize is intense on the floors of motor vehicle manufacturers’ factories: Variance is steadily increasing. Costs have to be contained. Fraunhofer researchers are now using RFID technology to introduce more transparency in motor vehicle … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer: New center for microelectronic and optical systems for biomedical applications will be created in Thuringia

MUNICH, 23-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new project center for multidisciplinary work in the sector of microelectronic and optical systems for biomedical applications is being created in the German state of Thuringia. Three Fraunhofer Institutes, which cover the disciplines of biosciences, … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer Professor Dr. Oliver Ambacher wurde auf den Innovation Days 2015 in Berlin mit dem Karl Heinz Beckurts-Preis geehrt

Professor Dr. Oliver Ambacher, Leiter des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Angewandte Festkörperphysik IAF, wurde auf den Innovation Days 2015 in Berlin mit dem Karl Heinz Beckurts-Preis geehrt. Damit würdigte die Beckurts-Stiftung seinen Beitrag zur Entwicklung hocheffizienter Leistungsverstärker aus dem Halbleiter Galliumnitrid für … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer researchers adapted a wastewater treatment concept they developed in the DEUS 21 project to support the supply of water, energy and fertilizer in Vietnam

To meet the requirements of Asian cities, researchers are adapting an idea they have already applied in Germany for comprehensive water management: They are developing a concept for reducing water use, treating wastewater and extracting fertilizer for a strip of … Read the full press release

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen to present lightweight construction technologies at the LASER World of Photonics trade fair in Munich, June 22 to 25

Many joining and cutting processes are possible only with lasers. New technologies make it possible to manufacture metal components with hollow structures that are significantly lighter and yet just as stable as solid components. In addition, lasers can be used … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer to present MEMS mirrors at the LASER World of Photonics trade show, June 22 – 25, 2015 in Munich

Silicon micromirrors can guide laser beams at extremely high speeds, allowing operators to dose heat input to workpieces with absolute precision. But to date they have not been robust enough to be used for laser cutting and welding. Now a … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer and partners developed wood-polymer composite material that is resistant to humidity and has low flammability

Wood is a popular material in interior design, but its water absorbency limits its use in bathrooms, where natural wood easily becomes discolored or moldy. Fraunhofer scientists and partners have developed a wood-polymer composite material for furniture that is resistant … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer and partners developed an assistance system that helps dermatologists detect skin cancer quickly

Melanoma is aggressive and life-threatening. If it is not detected early, the prospects of recovery drop. Screening is complicated, though. Together with several project partners, Fraunhofer researchers have developed an assistance system that helps dermatologists with diagnosis. Magdeburg, 7-5-2015 — … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer to present pressure-monitoring stocking prototype for diabetics at SENSOR+TEST 2015 in Nuremberg, May 19-21

Diabetics often have little feeling in their feet and don’t perceive the body’s pressure or temperature signals there. This can result in unnoticed wounds that then develop into abscesses. Many diabetics have to have toes or feet amputated. Now, a … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer to present fiber probe prototype manufactured using new technique at the measurement fair SENSOR+TEST 2015 in Nuremberg, May 19-21

Modern medicine relies on optical fibers to cauterize unhealthy veins in a minimally invasive way. Now, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a laser processing method that facilitates automated series manufacture of these fibers at a much finer quality than ever before. … Read the full press release

Regenerative medicine: Fraunhofer researchers developed cell-free substrate containing proteins to which autologous cells bind and grow only after implantation

Regenerative medicine uses cells harvested from the patient’s own body to heal damaged tissue. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a cell-free substrate containing proteins to which autologous cells bind and grow only after implantation. Samples of the new implants will be … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer researchers developed thermally reactive fabric blind for glass façades to reduce energy consumption by harnessing solar thermal energy

Glass-fronted office buildings are some of the biggest energy consumers, and regulating their temperature is a big job. Now a façade element developed by Fraunhofer researchers and designers for glass fronts is to reduce energy consumption by harnessing solar thermal … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer researchers developed prototype software to show grid operators how many electric vehicles can be connected to their local grid

MUNICH, 3-4-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The success of electric vehicle networks depends on economical vehicles – and efficient power grids. Existing power lines were not designed for the loads generated by electric vehicles. Fraunhofer researchers have developed prototype software to … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer researchers developed highly promising alternative to animal-based experiments in medical research

MUNICH, 3-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — In medical research, animal-based experiments have thus far been a necessary evil. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a highly promising alternative, however: They are developing a mini-organism inside a chip. This way, complex metabolic processes within … Read the full press release

EU’s “Windheat Project”: Fraunhofer collaborates with six corporations from 4 EU states to develop energy-efficient ice detection and anti-icing system for small wind turbine power generators

In very cold climate zones, the wind can blow with tremendous force. But wind turbines have rarely been built in these regions up to now. The risk of ice formation on the rotor blades is just too high. But now, … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer researchers developed passive surveillance system for littoral regions based on mobile radio illumination called Passive Coherent Location (PCL)

Many coastal areas and harbors go almost unprotected against acts of terror. Soon a new sensor system relying on signal echoes from cell towers can quickly detect even the smallest of attack boats. This mobile radio passive radar can also … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer to present the Megatron® sputtering system at the glasstec trade fair in Düsseldorf from October 21 to 24

Thin-film coatings impart new properties to glass in applications as diverse as window glazing, solar cells and touchscreens. With the Megatron® sputtering system, it is now possible for the first time to vary the materials in these coatings in any … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer to showcase the MAGNUS technique at the EuroBLECH 2014 trade fair in Hannover, October 21-25

High-strength steels are in demand as lightweight construction materials. Now Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new inspection system that allows them to examine the materials contact-free. They will be showcasing the MAGNUS technique at the EuroBLECH 2014 trade fair in … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer to present new glass imprints that do not contain any toxic elements at the glasstec tradefair, October 21-24 in Düsseldorf

Whether on baby bottles, beer mugs or perfume bottles, imprints on glass consist mainly of lead oxide. Fraunhofer researchers have developed printing inks for glass that do not contain any toxic elements. At the glasstec tradefair from October 21st to … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer’s German Phosphorus Platform to show how to recover valuable substance from wastewater at Hannover Trade Fair / IndustrialGreenTec, April 7–11

Phosphorus can be found in fertilizers, drinks and detergents. It accumulates in waterways and pollutes them. For this reason the German Phosphorus Platform has the goal to recover this valuable, but at the same time, harmful element from water. How … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer-Forscher: Die Bauteilsauberkeit im Blick

In Branchen wie der Automobilindustrie gelten strengste Sauberkeitsrichtlinien für Bauteile. Allerdings lässt sich der Teilereinigungsprozess bislang nur unzureichend überwachen. Fraunhofer-Forscher haben ein sensorbasiertes Messsystem entwickelt, das direkt in die Reinigungsanlage integriert wird und dort Partikel in der Reinigungsflüssigkeit erfasst und … Read the full press release

Fraunhofer and Continental build the first ever system to extract vast dandelion rubber quantities for making tires

Rubber can be extracted from the juice of the dandelion. Yet the decisive breakthrough to industrial manufacturing is proving to be a tough step. Working jointly with industry and science, the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME … Read the full press release