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02-06-2020 | Biomedical Technology | News | Article

Using Biocompatible Hot-Melt Adhesives to Close Large Wounds

In most cases, large open wounds are still closed using stitches or staples. Researchers at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology have developed a medical hot-melt adhesive system for sealing these types of wounds in the future. It will also speed up the healing process.

26-05-2020 | Materials Technology | News | Article

Greetings from the Silver City

On the campus of the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany, research has been conducted since 1765 on the extraction, processing, refining and reuse of raw materials and substances. The sustainable use of resources is also the driving force for innovative research projects at the Chair of Ceramics.

26-05-2020 | Materials Technology | News | Article

Ceramic Coatings for High-Tech Applications

For a long time, the production of ceramic coatings has only been possible by means of sintering techniques conducted at more than 1,000 °C. However, a novel spraying method, Powder Aerosol Deposition (PAD), enables their production at normal room temperatures.

20-05-2020 | Manufacturing | News | Article

Toyota Uses Liquid Glass for New Aluminium Casting Technology

Toyota has developed new aluminium casting technology for cylinder heads that uses liquid glass in place of sand and adhesive cylinder heads. This will help to reduce odour and smoke during production.

15-05-2020 | Driver Assistance Systems | News | Article

Driverless Transport System for SMEs

Driverless transport systems are set to soon become affordable for small businesses: the start-up Flexlog and the IPH want to work together on a joint project to develop an inexpensive and flexible driverless transport system that is easy to put into operation.

12-05-2020 | Lightweight Design | News | Article

Thermoplastic Composite Leaf Spring is Ready for Series Production

An RTM process developed by Fraunhofer ICT allows parts to be produced using thermoplastic composites. It has been used successfully to produce an automotive leaf spring, demonstrating that it is ready to go into series production.

11-05-2020 | Materials Technology | News | Article

"For the energy transition, we have to rely on diversity."

Prof. Dr. Olivier Guillon is director of the Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK-1) at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. In an interview with the Interceram, he explains what makes Jülich special as a research location and talks about his vision of an energy transition.

06-05-2020 | Lightweight Design | News | Article

All-Plastic Brake Pedal Suitable for Large-Scale Production

Lanxess and Boge Elastmetall have developed an all-plastic brake pedal. The pedal will first be used in battery-electric sports cars, but the manufacturing process is also suitable for large-scale production.  

30-04-2020 | Energy Technology | News | Article

Generating Electricity with Waste Heat at the Rotary Kiln

Energy efficiency - More than half of the energy in the industry remains unused and is lost as waste heat. Far too often it evaporates unused into the air, even though it is valuable. This also applies to the ceramic industry.

30-04-2020 | Mechanical Engineering + Materials | News | Article

Tandem Solar Cell World Record

A special branch in the famous NREL-chart for solar cell world records refers to a newly developed tandem solar cell by HZB teams. The world-record cell combines the semiconductors perovskite and CIGS to a monolithic "two-terminal" tandem cell. It achieves a certified efficiency of 24.16 %.

28-04-2020 | Interior | News | Article

Variable Storage Tray for Vehicle Interiors

A new type of storage tray developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) appears only when it is needed. The tray is made from a shape-memory alloy and was developed together with supplier Brose.

23-04-2020 | Industry 4.0 | News | Article

Spray Quality in Gluing and Coating Processes

A new and automated control system can monitor the spray quality in gluing and coating processes in-line and in real time using a laser, high-precision optics and artificial intelligence (AI). It is an alternative to visual quality control that is quicker, consistently accurate and more economical in the long term. 

20-04-2020 | Materials Technology | News | Article

Edag Develops Crash-Proof Aluminium Alloy for 3D Printing

Together with its partners, Edag has researched a new alloy for additive manufacturing which will enable components to be manufactured at significantly reduced weight without compromising crash safety.

16-04-2020 | Energy Technology | News | Article

Roadmap for Battery Research in Europe

In order to develop future batteries, partners from science and industry from all over Europe have launched the Battery 2030+ research initiative. A roadmap specifies the milestones.

16-04-2020 | Production + Production Technology | News | Article

EU Plans Transition to Digital and Carbon-Neutral Industry

European industry is set to become more digitalized and more environmentally friendly. The EU has published an industrial strategy in which it describes how European industry will occupy a leading global position.

14-04-2020 | Production + Production Technology | News | Article

New Clamping and Referencing System

Laser powder bed fusion is being used increasingly often in the production of turbomachinery components and in medical engineering. In order to simplify the referencing between process steps and improve accuracy, researchers at the Fraunhofer IPT have developed a clamping and referencing system.

09-04-2020 | Materials Technology | News | Article

New Foam for Special Applications

BASF is expanding its Basotect range of melamine resin foams. The new, lower-emission variety Basotect UF+ will replace the successful Basotect UF foam and open up new fields of application. 

08-04-2020 | Materials Technology | News | Article

Hybrid Filters for Safer Components

Scientists of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg have developed a new process for the production of molten metal hybrid filters in the Collaborative Research Centre 920. These filters increase the quality and resistance of cast components for safety and lightweight constructions.

07-04-2020 | Biomedical Technology | News | Article

Adhesives for Broken Hearts

IIf the heart muscle is damaged, repairing this constantly active organ can be a challenge. Researchers at Empa are therefore developing a tissue adhesive inspired by nature which can repair defects in muscle tissue perfectly.

02-04-2020 | Mechanical Engineering + Materials | News | Article

One Step Closer to 5G

The ever-growing mobile data transfers in the wake of 5G require the use of more and higher frequency ranges, all of which need to be accommodated within a single mobile device. Thus, the demands on radio frequency components are constantly increasing.

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