15-08-2018 | Electric Vehicles | News | Article
Audi e-tron Gets Electrohydraulic Brake Control System
Car manufacturer Audi claims its e-tron model will be the first electric car fitted with brake-by-wire technology. Depending on the driving situation, the brake system decides whether the Audi will decelerate using the electric motors, the wheel brake, or a combination of the two.
13-08-2018 | Basic Technologies | News | Article
Microstructuring of large surfaces using a UV Laser System
The company Coherent, in collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT), hopes to develop new methods of gentle surface treatment using a short wavelength, high performance excimer laser system. The preparation of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) adhesive surfaces is just one example of the many possible applications.
10-08-2018 | Materials Technology | News | Article
In the context of a research project, scientists have developed highly porous insulation boards with excellent properties, and are now offering these lignin-based aerogels to interested companies for implementation in their pilot plants.
09-08-2018 | Automotive Manufacturing | News | Article
Audi and Ericsson Test 5G in Production
Together car manufacturer Audi and communications technology company Ericsson aim to investigate the potential for network technology and mobile connectivity 5G in automobile production. For this purpose, a 5G radio cell test field has been set up.
09-08-2018 | Engineering + Development | News | Article
2018 TÜV Süd Innovation Award
The Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS and 3D-Micromac AG were joint winners of the 2018 TÜV Süd Innovation Award. They received the award for developing a modern laser-based device that enables faster and more flexible sample preparation of materials for microstructure diagnostics.
01-08-2018 | Materials Technology | News | Article
An Easier Take-Off
Lightweight carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP) composites are increasingly being used in aircraft construction due to their high specific stiffness and strength. With the development of an aircraft nose wheel made of CFRP, researchers are aiming to demonstrate potential weight saving of up to 40 percent.
30-07-2018 | Materials Technology | News | Article
Faster and Better Production of Plastic Parts
Prior simulation of manufacturing processes and component properties plays an increasingly important role in plastic parts production. Including the crystallisation state in predictive models could optimise components and speed up development processes.
27-07-2018 | Manufacturing | News | Article
Requirements for Modern Car Body Adhesives
Sika's new generation of structural adhesives, which are derived from a special low-viscosity epoxy resin matrix, is based on a modular system that allows the combination of the most diverse material properties. This system is novel in that, apart from low viscosity, particularly good wash-out resistance is also achieved.
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