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Holographic measurement technology at production speed

By developing digital holography to become suitable for production, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM in Freiburg, Germany have been able to detect micro defects during production. Digital holography makes…

Hey human, how are you doing?

Machines are taking over more and more tasks. Ideally, they should also be capable to support the human in case of poor performance. To intervene appropriately, the machine should understand what is going…

Remote-controlled robot inspects suitcase bombs

Abandoned items of luggage are frequently found at airports and train stations. This is a case for the emergency services, who have to assume that these items might contain bombs. They must assess…

Presswerk 4.0: Cutting downtimes in half, making manufacturing flexible

With Presswerk 4.0, Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU aim at develop Industry 4.0 in the field of mechanical engineering and concept press shop of the future….

Fraunhofer Institute develops a new laser welding technology for cylindrical battery cells

A new laser welding technology for temperature-sensitive cylindrical battery cells is developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT. The new technology is now ready for series production. Since 2009 the experts…

Speedy laser mirrors for cutting and welding

Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute have discovered to develop fast, durable mirrors that are capable of performing challenging cutting and welding tasks. Silicon micromirrors can guide laser beams at extremely high speeds, allowing operators…

Eco-friendly rotor blades made by steel

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU in Chemnitz are studying  metal, and especially steel, as a blade material. In smaller installations, the greater weight of the steel…

An economic coating to protect against heat and oxidation

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a coating technique to protect turbine engine and waste incinerator components against heat and oxidation. A topcoat from micro-scaled hollow aluminium oxide spheres provides heat insulation, in…

Fraunhofer Institute at EuroBLECH to show how to join ultra-high-strength chromium steels reliably with laser technology

Ultra-high-strength chromium steels, due to their high carbon content, could not be reliably bonded together by laser until now. At this year’s EuroBLECH, the International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, the Fraunhofer Institute…

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