Technologies

If machines could smell

What, if robots could smell? Sniffing explosives at the airport, diagnosing diseases based on a patient’s breath, locating gas leaks and much more? As part of its lighthouse topic “Biological Transformation“, the Fraunhofer…

Direct diode lasers: how technology evolution is opening new markets

The evolution of diode laser price and performance is rapidly opening new markets. In this article, the technology consulting firm IDTechEx Research demonstrate how advances in semiconductor laser technology enable novel applications in laser material…

Go-anywhere cleanroom

In many sectors, even the slightest contamination can have a detrimental impact on quality. Indeed, impurities and germs on automation components, tools, microchips, space probes, or medical devices can mean a defective finished…

Sophisticated 3D measurement technology permits gesture-based human-machine interaction in real time

As gesture control represents a seamless interface between humans and machines, more and more machines, robots and devices are able to respond to gestural cues. Researchers at Fraunhofer IOF in Jena are raising…

Cleaning with CO2 snow in a dry and residue-free process

Trends such as electromobility, lightweight engineering, miniaturization and Industrie 4.0 have given rise to new challenges in the field of industrial parts cleaning. With its quattroClean system, acp offers a solution capable of…

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