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24-05-2018 | Materials Technology | News | Article

Metal-Phosphate Flakes Improve Corrosion Protection

Zinc-phosphate coatings are frequently used to protect steel structures against corrosion. Researchers at the Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM) have developed special, flake-shaped metal-phosphate particles to improve passivation and increase the diffusion barrier to corrosive substances.

22-05-2018 | Production + Production Technology | News | Article

Conveyor with Silicone Muscles

Researchers have developed an energy-saving conveyor technology that individually adapts to the conveyed goods according to size, weight and desired speed: silicone muscles under the conveyor.

18-05-2018 | Lightweight Design | News | Article

Inexpensive Carbon Fibres for Lightweight Construction

Producing carbon fibres is still too expensive for the mass market. This should change with the ComCarbon technology from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, which focuses on an inexpensive melt-spinning process with special meltable PAN copolymers.

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24-05-2018 | Race Cars | News | Article

Porsche presents the 911 GT3 R customer race car

Porsche has designed a customer race car for the global GT3 series from 2019. The Porsche 911 GT3 R is based on the 911 GT3 RS sports car.

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