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19.10.2020 | Automotive Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel

Seat Prototype Centre Opts for Additive Manufacturing

Seat has opted for additive manufacturing for its development and production. The 3D printing lab at the Seat prototype centre can manufacture prototypes for vehicle development and custom tools.

15.10.2020 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel

Recycling in Real Time

The recovery of raw materials from secondary sources plays a decisive role in sustainable recycling management. But the complex structure of technical equipment makes recycling difficult. Scientists are researching new processes for resource-efficient recycling.

09.10.2020 | Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel

Dynamic Plastics Testing at Low Temperatures

Temperature and strain rate affect how plastics behave. When designing components, it is therefore important to be aware of how the polymers used will behave not only in laboratory conditions but also in their subsequent operating conditions.

05.10.2020 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel

Tandem Solar Cells: Paving the Way for Industrial Production

Perovskites are regarded as promising materials for solar cells. They are particularly suitable for tandem solar cells. With two new, highly innovative production facilities, researchers are now creating the basis for future production on an industrial scale.

05.10.2020 | Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel

Audi Opts For Robots From Kuka for its Adhesive Processes

Sustainable and efficient production is becoming ever more important in the automotive industry. As an alternative joining procedure, adhesive and sealing technology enables a wide variety of materials to be securely bonded during body manufacturing. 

01.10.2020 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel

Germany’s First 3D Printed Residential Building

The company Heidelbergcement supplies the material for Germany’s first printed residential building made of concrete. The material “i.tech 3D” was developed specifically for 3D printing.

29.09.2020 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel

Improving Kiln Insulation Performance

Ever-widening end use application possibilities, allied to novel production techniques, have resulted in a higher strength version of a unique refractory insulating product.

29.09.2020 | Energy Management in Electric Vehicles | News | Onlineartikel

Freudenberg Develops Thermally Conductive Elastomer for Electric Cars

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed a silicone-based material that can conduct heat and is also electrically insulating. One of its potential uses is in charging sockets.

23.09.2020 | Mechanical Engineering + Materials | News | Onlineartikel

“Industrial Waste Resources Will Become the New Normal”

Interceram turned to industrial minerals and markets specialist Mike O’Driscoll of IMFORMED – Industrial Mineral Forums & Research, to sound him out on refractory materials matters – particularly as they apply to the European industry.

22.09.2020 | Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel

3D Printing Is the Key to More Powerful Electric Motors

The TU Bergakademie Freiberg is developing an innovative 3D printing process for copper coils. This should lead to shorter development and test cycles as well as more powerful motors.

15.09.2020 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel

“More Understanding is Needed”

Carol Jackson of the World Refractories Association and HWI talks about the environmental responsibility of the refractories industry and the role of refractories as an essential industry – especially in view of the current crisis.

08.09.2020 | Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel

Glued Machining Tools Result in Improved Machining Performance

Together with an industry partner, the Fraunhofer IFAM has proven that improving the properties of machining tools primarily relies on the damping ability of glue joints. The project demonstrated that glued processing tools have significant benefits when compared with brazed components.

04.09.2020 | Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel

Manufacturing Products Drop by Drop

Additive manufacturing is currently one of the most significant trends in industry. Now a team from the Fraunhofer Inst IKTS has developed a Multi Material Jetting system that allows different materials to be combined into a single additively manufactured part. This makes it possible to create products with combined properties or functions.

03.09.2020 | Ceramic Technology | News | Onlineartikel

Formnext 2020 to take place only virtually

Due to the recent rise of the Covid-19 infection figures worldwide, and the associated increase in travel restrictions, Mesago Messe Frankfurt has decided to hold Formnext 2020 purely virtually. The digital event will be named "Formnext Connect".

31.08.2020 | Energy Technology | News | Onlineartikel

New Solar Cells for Space

Almost all satellites are powered by solar cells – but solar cells are heavy. While conventional high-performance cells reach up to three watts of electricity per gram, perovskite and organic hybrid cells could provide up to ten times that amount. A research team has now tested this type of cell in space for the first time.

25.08.2020 | Industry 4.0 | News | Onlineartikel

New Industrial Locating Standard Introduced

The locating standard integrates existing technologies such as RFID and GPS. This enables fork lift trucks, transport systems or tools from various manufacturers to be located using a single infrastructure.

24.08.2020 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel

State-of-the-art Tunnel Kiln Goes into Operation

As of August 18th 2020, a new tunnel kiln has been in operation at the Steuler company in Höhr-Grenzhausen, which will create new jobs and increase the production capacity by approx. 8,000 tons per year.

21.08.2020 | Ceramics | News | Onlineartikel

Excellence Prize for Young Scientists

This year, Forschungszentrum Jülich awarded the Jülich Excellence Prize to Dr. Yulia Arinicheva, Dr. Vera Jäger, and Dr. Juri Romazanov. Forschungszentrum Jülich has been awarding the Excellence Prize since 2009. It is based on an outstanding doctoral thesis, the main parts of which were written at Jülich.

12.08.2020 | Ceramic Technology | News | Onlineartikel

Project Big-Map to Boost Battery Development

The BIG-MAP project, which is funded by the European Union (EU), aims to significantly shorten the time it takes to develop new types of batteries – with a special focus on sustainability. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Ulm University are participating in the project via the CELEST research platform.

11.08.2020 | Materials Technology | News | Onlineartikel

Anode Material for Safe Batteries with a Long Cycle Life

Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Jilin University in Changchun/China investigated a highly promising anode material for future high-performance batteries – a lithium lanthanum titanate ceramic with a perovskite crystal structure (LLTO).

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