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19.07.2018 | Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel

Nanocoating for Anti-Fingerprint Surfaces

Greasy streaks and traces on stainless steel and metal surfaces are not only unsightly but also attack the surface. A research project at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS therefore has plans to develop a highly effective nanocoating to avoid fingerprints.

Nadine Winkelmann

17.07.2018 | Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel

Biopolymers for Self-Repairing Automotive Clear Coat

Scientists are developing a self-healing clear coat that is expected to make scratches in the car body disappear with the help of bio-based polymers and a new operating principle.

Nadine Winkelmann

16.07.2018 | Industry 4.0 | News | Onlineartikel

Augmented Reality Helps Build Aircraft Tanks

Scientists at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are developing an augmented reality (AR)-based assistance system that should make it easier for engineers to build and maintain aircraft tanks.

Nadine Winkelmann

13.07.2018 | Companies + Institutions | News | Onlineartikel

New Sino-German Collaboration in the Automotive Industry

In recent days, new partnerships between German and Chinese companies in the automotive sector have been announced as part of the Chinese state visit to Germany. 

Patrick Schäfer

11.07.2018 | Automotive Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel

The Roadmap for the UK Automotive Industry

The British automotive industry does not fear Brexit as much as the transition to sustainable mobility. That is why the country has drawn up a roadmap for low-emission mobility.

Andreas Burkert

09.07.2018 | Materials Technology | News | Onlineartikel

Carbon infrared oven for jam production

Manchester-based jam manufacturer Duerr's is now using a carbon infrared oven for production and was able to switch from a hot water to a cold air rinsing system at their Wythenshawe jam-making site. This saves several thousand pounds a year for the water and also ensures process optimization.

Wiebke Sanders

09.07.2018 | Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel

Adhesives at the World Cup in Russia

At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, 32 teams will vie for the title at 11 venues. Long journeys have to be made by plane or bus. In order for the teams to arrive safely, transport vehicles must be reliable and robust – adhesives help bridge these far-flung venues at the World Cup.

Dr. Hubert Pelc

06.07.2018 | Materials | News | Onlineartikel

Virtually Maintenance-Free Lightweight Drives

Lightweight components made of magnesium and other metals can now be individually protected against corrosion and wear. The high-performance plastic PEEK (polyether ether ketone) is melted onto the surface by laser beams.

Andreas Burkert

05.07.2018 | Materials Technology | News | Onlineartikel

Highly Wear Resistant Coatings

A research group at the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU, Brandenburgische Technische Universität) in Senftenberg, Germany, has developed coatings with high wear resistance, which are used in crushers and grinding plants, for example.

Nadine Winkelmann

04.07.2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Onlineartikel

Nissan and Italdesign to Unveil 50th Anniversary Edition GT-R50

The Nissan GT-R super sports car will celebrate its 50th birthday. For two anniversaries, the Japanese-based company are launching an exclusive prototype of the GT-R50 in collaboration with designer Italdesign Giugiaro. 

Patrick Schäfer

29.06.2018 | Automotive Engineering | News | Onlineartikel

The Audi A1 Sportback Heralds the Return of the Ur-Quattro

Audi has unveiled the new A1 Sportback, which is now sportier, more networked with the digital world, and offers more opportunities for customisation. The second generation of Audi’s most compact model will roll out to dealers in autumn. 

Christiane Köllner

28.06.2018 | Materials Technology | News | Onlineartikel

Metal-ceramic substrate for power electronics

Silicon nitride is a widely used material in the semiconductor and electronics industries. With the AMB silicon nitride substrate (Si3N4), a new metal-ceramic substrate has now been developed that offers a number of advantages compared to other metal-ceramic substrates.

Wiebke Sanders

28.06.2018 | Engineering + Development | News | Onlineartikel

Air Layer Permits Ships to Glide through Water more Easily

As part of the AIRCOAT project, researchers from all over Europe have developed an air coating that reduces drag on ships. The researchers use the salvinia effect, which allows an air layer to permanently exist under water.

Nadine Winkelmann

27.06.2018 | Basic Technologies | News | Onlineartikel

Steel Components Can Be Efficiently Coated Using EHLA

Every three years, the German steel industry awards the Steel Innovation Prize for innovations that keep this material modern. This year the award went, among others, to an environmentally-friendly laser-based alternative to chrome(VI) plating. 

Dieter Beste

26.06.2018 | Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel

Efficiency of Aircraft Engines Improved

The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS has succeeded in increasing the stability of those aircraft engine parts which are subject to stress due to temperature. This helps to reduce kerosene consumption and CO2 emissions.

Nadine Winkelmann

22.06.2018 | Materials Technology | News | Onlineartikel

Raw Materials Industry Innovation Award 2018

In June the internationally active Stephan Schmidt Group has been awarded the "Innovationspreis Rohstoffwirtschaft Rheinland-Pfalz" for the third time. "Development of fillers for use in organic and inorganic matrices using a newly installed fine classifier system" was the topic of the application.

Wiebke Sanders

21.06.2018 | Companies + Institutions | News | Onlineartikel

Magna to Collaborate with BJEV to Build Electric Cars in China

Automotive supplier Magna has announced two joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co. Ltd to develop and fully produce electric vehicles in China. 

Patrick Schäfer

21.06.2018 | Materials Technology | News | Onlineartikel

Drone labeling with ultra-thin glass

Roboterwerk, specialised in the development of autonomous, mobile outdoor robots, now offers a reliable solution for labeling drones that can withstand fires and explosions of lithium-ion batteries in emergencies. The material the solution relies on is ultra-thin glass from SCHOTT.

18.06.2018 | Manufacturing | News | Onlineartikel

Krauss-Maffei brings the Fiber-Form process up to speed

At the NPE in Orlando, Krauss-Maffei is debuting a Fiber-Form application in combination with swivel platen technology for multi-component injection moulding. This not only makes the components lighter, but also less expensive.

Andreas Burkert

14.06.2018 | Materials Technology | News | Onlineartikel

New scanning electron microscope

The inauguration of a new field emission scanning electron microscope at the WesterWaldCampus in Höhr-Grenzhausen marks the start of further research and development projects in the field of inorganic materials, glass and ceramics at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences. 

Wiebke Sanders

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