17-01-2019 | Manufacturing | News | Article
Functional Coating of Rolls
A roll-to-roll (R2R) system for imparting specific properties to web material by flame pyrolysis can be used to produce barrier layers on thin PET films and improve the adhesive properties of sol-gel layers applied later.
15-01-2019 | Materials Technology | News | Article
Skiing While Warm and Dry
An innovative ski jacket with special membrane technology actively pumps out sweat, keeping skiers warm and dry. The jacket can simply be switched on or off at the touch of a button.
10-01-2019 | Production + Production Technology | News | Article
Growing Self-Organising Polymer Pelts
Polymer pelts are suitable for many different applications from coatings that adhere well and are easy to remove to highly sensitive biodetectors. Researchers at KIT, together with scientists in the USA, have now developed a cost-effective process that enables customised polymer nanofibres to grow on a solid substrate.
08-01-2019 | Production + Production Technology | News | Article
Materials researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich are developing a method to stabilise droplets in an emulsion by precisely coating them with particles. This approach will open up unimagined opportunities for creating new materials.
03-01-2019 | Manufacturing | News | Article
Structural Adhesive for Lightweight Construction
No other industry relies as heavily on lightweight construction as aviation: finding the perfect balance between optimum strength and minimal weight is key. Delo's new flame-retardant structural adhesive can speed up production.
27-12-2018 | Manufacturing | News | Article
Technical Coatings in Additive Manufacturing
The surface of additive manufacturing (AM) components is generally coarse and porous, requiring time-consuming and costly post processing. Technical coatings are opening up new possibilities for the AM market, specifically in industrial production.
19-12-2018 | Hybrid Drive | News | Article
FEV and SEG Automotive Unveil A48V Concept Car
Development service supplier FEV and supplier SEG Automotive have teamed up to develop the A48V concept car. The 48 V mild hybrid is designed to increase the performance and efficiency of the powertrain.
17-12-2018 | Manufacturing | News | Article
Harder 3D-Printed Tools
Forming technology, metal-cutting and process engineering require extremely hard tools that are conventionally made by powder pressing. A 3D printing process known as fused filament fabrication offers a more cost-effective method of producing even harder, custom tools.
ZF Axtrax AVE/© ZF, Ford CEO Hackett and VW Chairman Diess/© Volkswagen, Flame-pyrolytic /© Innovent, Toyota GR Supra 3.0 (A90)/© Toyota, ski jacket/© KJUS, Freightliner Cascadia/© Daimler Trucks, Volkswagen's mobile quick-charging station/© Volkswagen, Polymer Pelts/© Kenneth Cheng/University of Michigan, Magnesium batteries/© Laila Tkotz / KIT, BioLNG EuroNet/© Scania, Stabilises emulsion droplets /© Jan Vermant/ETH Zürich, Brose's location in Bamberg, Bavaria/© Brose, Magna acquires Viza Geca/© Magna, Structural Adhesive for Lightweight Construction /© Delo, Bosch shuttle CES 2019/© Bosch, Material Inspired by Earthworm Skin/© Iris Marer, AM-produced components /© Fraunhofer IAP, Nio ES6/© Nio, FEV A48V/© FEV, Fused Filament Fabrication/© Fraunhofer IKTS