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17.09.2019 | Materials Technology | News | Onlineartikel

Automated Post-Processing of Milled CFRP Components

A new machine, developed at Fraunhofer IPA in Stuttgart, Germany, can not only precisely mill carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) components, but also postprocess them up to 50% more economically. 

15.09.2019 | Mechanical Engineering + Materials | News | Onlineartikel

Biocompatible stents

Cardiovascular stents are special implants used to widen blood vessels that have become constricted as a result of calcium deposits. In some cases, the body’s immune system can reject these implants in a process known as foreign-body reaction. In a joint project  researchers have now developed enhanced coatings that substantially improve the bio-compatibility of stents.

15.09.2019 | Materials Technology | News | Onlineartikel

Research for better recycling

More recycling is needed not only for plastics, but also for many other products and materials to limit the global overuse of resources. This applies to metals in electrical appliances or industrial plants as well as sand or gravel in building materials or refractory concretes. 

10.09.2019 | Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel

Nanocoating Prevents Greasy Smudges

Not only are greasy fingerprints on shiny stainless steel surfaces unattractive, they also attack the surface in question. In future, a new nanocoating that is being developed by Fraunhofer researchers will prevent the annoying smudges that result from fingers touching stainless steel surfaces.

29.08.2019 | Battery | News | Onlineartikel

Faster and cheaper production of battery electrodes

Faster, higher quality and more efficient: a new coating process is set to optimise the production of battery electrodes. This will ultimately lower the costs of battery production as a whole. 

27.08.2019 | Tribology | News | Onlineartikel

Environmentally friendly slide bearings lubricated by water

Machine bearings are generally lubricated with oil. But even today large quantities of these oils still end up in the environment. The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM has therefore developed a method that will enable slide bearings to be lubricated with water in future.

22.08.2019 | Industry 4.0 | News | Onlineartikel

Screws Go Digital

A new screw for direct fastening into plastic offers excellent connection properties and flexible assembly options. Joins can be calculated in advance, which means the system can be verified during early-stage development.

19.08.2019 | Battery | News | Onlineartikel

Full Throttle with Flame-Retardant Polycarbonates

Electric vehicles not only prevent local emissions, they can also be fun. The design of a racing car's traction battery is one of the most important components for the course of the race. The construction of the battery uses flame-retardant materials.

14.08.2019 | Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel

The World's Strongest Adhesive

Delo Industrial Adhesives from Windach has broken the world record for the heaviest weight lifted with an adhesive. The new record of 17.5 t was officially verified by Guinness World Records. The company hence beat the old record by 7 percent.

13.08.2019 | Mechanical Engineering + Materials | News | Onlineartikel

Freiberger Startup develops new industrial material

"SelfSeal" is the name of a new start-up idea at the Freiberg University of Mining and Technology. It is a sealant that can significantly reduce the annual maintenance and repair costs of high-temperature plants. The idea, which has been registered for patent, is supported with an Exist start-up grant.

13.08.2019 | Materials Technology | News | Onlineartikel

Eisenmann wins order for Tu-Quan Biogas Plant

Eisenmann Environmental Technology signed a contract with Hangzhou Energy & Environmental Engineering (HEEE) to provide dry anaerobic digestion (AD) equipment, engineering and related installation and support services to HEEE for a biogas plant to be located in Ulanhot, China.

12.08.2019 | Industry 4.0 | News | Onlineartikel

Refractory 4.0

RHI Magnesita presented latest innovations at Metec, one of them Refractory 4.0, a concept to digitalize the company’s entire value chain from the mining of raw materials up to production and recycling. Artificial intelligence assists with generating an optimized mining plan.

12.08.2019 | Industry 4.0 | News | Onlineartikel

The Careful Robot Kit

Robots have become indispensable to many a production task. Professor Matthias Althoff at the Technical University of Munich has developed a new system that promises to make it safe for humans and robots to work at close quarters.

07.08.2019 | Materials Technology | News | Onlineartikel

Shaping scientific knowledge into a data platform

BAM (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) participates in a new joint project "Innovation Platform MaterialDigitial" to make materials data more reliable while providing better and faster accessibility: Shaping scientific knowledge into a data platform.

06.08.2019 | Materials Technology | News | Onlineartikel

Nanoparticles with innovative electronic properties

Researchers of the Chair of Organic Chemistry II at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) have developed a concept to control alumina nanoparticles.

06.08.2019 | Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics | News | Onlineartikel

Clean Lungs Thanks to Laser Process Exhaustion

The laser remote process can machine components at extremely high speeds. However, this results in harmful emissions which may cause lung damage. A special suction device can now reduce particles and gases in the air.

02.08.2019 | Production + Production Technology | News | Onlineartikel

Additive Manufacturing of Engine Components for Aviation

Using blade integrated disks as an example, researchers are demonstrating an integrated process chain for manufacturing engine components for aviation – from design and layout through additive manufacturing, heat treatment and subtractive finishing to quality assurance.

28.07.2019 | Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel

Efficient Bonding, Sealing and Potting Technologies

This year's Scheugenpflug TechDays, which took place on June 5 and 6, were all about future technologies. The schedule of the fifth in-house fair had a lot to offer, including dispensing solutions for e-mobility, optical bonding, automation, and process integration. 

24.07.2019 | Machinery | News | Onlineartikel

Laser Structuring at Triple the Productivity

Car makers currently use a variety of methods to emboss plastic panels for vehicle interiors in the course of a few minutes. However, manufacturing the tools required for this purpose is extremely time-consuming. A new laser machine triples the rate at which these tools are produced.

22.07.2019 | Production + Production Technology | News | Onlineartikel

From the Initial Idea to the Customised Bonding Solution

By using the so-called Smart-Bonding-Approach, Lohmann Austria has developed a fully scalable production process for an innovative Austrian startup.

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