Press & Events


Conference / 25.6.2018

3D Valley Conference 2018

The 3D Valley Conference from September 25-27, 2018 in Aachen focuses on industrial applications, shows new developments in processes, integrated process chains and innovative business models in the field of additive manufacturing.


Workshop / 12.11.2018

7th Workshop "Lithium-Sulfur-Batteries"

November 12 - 13, 2018, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Event / 29.1.2019

International Symposium "Additive Manufacturing"

January 29 - 31, 2019, International Congress Center Dresden

Workshop / 29.1.2019

TST 2019 - 1st Workshop on Thermal Surface Technologies

January 29, 2019, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Conference / 11.9.2018

pro flex 2019

After a successful pro flex 2017, we are delighted to announce the date of pro flex 2019 and to invite you to a highly interesting conference!

Workshop / 10.4.2019

5th UKP-WORKSHOP: Ultrafast Laser Technology

The 5th UKP-Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology will focus on processes and systems that can help companies capitalize on the full range of laser performance, such as high speed scanning or suitable beam shaping.

  • Automated data evaluation on the basis of "Deep Learning" / 2018

    Software from Fraunhofer IPM supports optimized route planning for fiber-optic networks

    Fraunhofer IPM / 11.10.2018

    2D camera data (upper left) and 3D laser scanner data (upper right) depict the infrastructure quickly and efficiently. The 3D data is automatically analyzed using smart algorithms (lower left). Each color in the point cloud represents a singular class of objects. This data is then transferred to a digital planning map (lower right) for automated route planning. In addition to the categorized surfaces, this plan contains current information on the position of the objects.
    © Fraunhofer IPM.

    Deutsche Telekom AG will optimize the planning for new fiber-optic cables in the future using infrastructure data it collects itself. To achieve this, the company is investing in optical measurement technology with automated data analysis. Fraunhofer IPM has developed software for the telecommunications group that automatically recognizes physical objects in measurement data and uses these results to relay reliable planning data for civil engineering works, one of the major risks implicit in the expansion of fiber-optic networks.

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  • formenext 2018 / 2018

    “TwoCure”: the New Dimension in Resin-Based 3D Printing

    Fraunhofer ILT / 10.10.2018

    By melting at room temperature, the additively manufactured plastic components are released from the frozen blocks.
    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT has taken its “TwoCure” process to the next level by developing it into an industry-ready machine technology. The team of scientists from Aachen, Germany will be presenting their “TwoCure” system at formnext in Frankfurt am Main from November 13 to 16. The new technique uses resin-based 3D printing to produce large numbers of plastic components without support structures in an automated process.

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  • Printing of electronic layers with polymer ink / 2018

    Micro energy harvesters for the Internet of Things

    Fraunhofer IWS / 10.10.2018

    Dr. Roman Tkachov examines a film printed with two different conductive polymers at a dispensing printer in the Fraunhofer IWS Dresden. "PEDOT:PSS" is a polymer with positive charge carriers (“p-conductive”), while “Poly(Kx[Ni-itto])” transports negative charge carriers (“n-conductive”). This also shows that IWS polymers can be processed using standard techniques such as printers or rotary coating.
    © Fraunhofer IWS Dresden.

    Thin organic layers provide machines and equipment with new functions. They enable, for example, tiny energy recuperators. In future, these will be installed on pipes or other surfaces in order to convert waste heat into electricity. The experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden use ink based on conductive polymers for this purpose.

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  • formnext 2018 / 2018

    Flying High with VCSEL Heating

    Fraunhofer ILT / 4.10.2018

    With up to 2.5 kW, the working plane is preheated independently of the overall height.
    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany / Volker Lannert.

    Additive manufacturing processes are booming, with the rapid growth of the formnext trade fair a clear indication of this. At formnext 2018, in cooperation with the Chair for Technology of Optical Systems TOS at RWTH Aachen University, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be showing a new process in which the component in the powder bed is heated with laser diodes. As a result, distortion can be reduced, taller parts generated and new materials used.

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  • Technical Design.
    © Technische Universität Dresden

    After the announcement of the positive decision for the cluster of Exellence CeTI (Center for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop) of the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), the scientists of the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP in Dresden are also pleased about new opportunities for research and development of solutions for efficient cooperation between human and human as well as humans and machine. With more than 10 years of experience in manufacturing of OLED microdisplays, the research institute will contribute to the development of mobile displays with multimodal feedback.

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  • parts2clean trade fair, October 23-25, 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany / 2018

    Hygiene at your fingertips with the new CleanHand Network

    Fraunhofer FEP / 25.9.2018

    Superhydrophilic titanium dioxide layer (right) as an easy-to-clean coating.
    © Fraunhofer FEP.

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has been involved in developing processes and equipment for cleaning, sterilization, and surface modification for decades. The CleanHand Network for development of systems and technologies to clean surfaces, materials, and objects was established in May 2018 to bundle the expertise of many partnering organizations. As a partner in the CleanHand Network, Fraunhofer FEP will present the Network and current research topics of the Institute in the field of hygiene and cleaning at the parts2clean trade fair, October 23-25, 2018 in Stuttgart, at the booth of the Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology Alliance (Hall 5, Booth C31).

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  • Optical Society OSA / 2018

    Professor Karsten Buse has been elected Fellow of the Optical Society OSA

    Fraunhofer IPM / 25.9.2018

    Professor Karsten Buse has been elected fellow 2019 of the Optical Society (OSA).
    © Klaus Polkowski/Fraunhofer IPM

    Karsten Buse, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM in Freiburg and Professor of Optical Systems at the Institute for Microsystems Technology IMTEK at the University of Freiburg has been appointed Fellow of the Optical Society OSA.

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  • Science Campus 24th to 26th September in Braunschweig / 2018

    Fraunhofer Science Campus opens in Braunschweig

    Fraunhofer IST / 24.9.2018

    Participants of the science campus at the Fraunhofer IST.
    © Fraunhofer IST, Falko Oldenburg

    STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Science Campus being held from September 24th to 26th at four Fraunhofer Institutes in Braunschweig and Hanover hopes to attract female students and graduates in the STEM subjects to work in applied research. Key content includes the diverse fields of application in surface engineering and thin films (IST), innovative materials made from renewable raw materials (WKI), pharmaceutical production and testing (ITEM), and wind energy systems (IWES).

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  • awe europe 2018, in Munich/Germany / 2018

    Enjoying virtual-reality-entertainment without headache or motion sickness

    Fraunhofer FEP / 19.9.2018

    Optics of VR glasses with 2 large-area OLED microdisplays.
    © Limbak.

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP is a provider of research and development services for OLED-on-silicon-technology. At the awe europe 2018, in Munich/Germany, the institute will present large-area high-resolution low-power OLED microdisplays suitable for the next generation of compact VR glasses. A Prototype of VR glasses and the new displays can be seen from October 18th to 19th, 2018 at booth no. 322.

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  • 6th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering PSE / 2018

    Effective deposition of thin insulating layers for sensors in hydrogen technology

    Fraunhofer FEP / 14.9.2018

    Schematic of a hydrogen filling station as an application scenario for pressure sensors with insulation layers.
    © metamorworks / Shutterstock

    Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP have investigated new approaches for depositing low-defect insulating layers, part of the joint project “NaFuSS“ (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research/BMBF promotional reference number 13N13171). The aim is to increase the reliability and durability of pressure sensors for hydrogen technology, an area that is becoming increasingly important. The new approaches and results of the study will be presented at both the 16th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering PSE in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, September 17-21, 2018 and at electronica 2018 (Booth 426 in Hall C5) in Munich, Germany, November 13-16, 2018.

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