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Workshops / 19.11.2019


Two workshops – one goal: Shaping the future of energy systems

The development of new materials, their processing and integration into applications are key aspects in the development of safe and high

energy future generation energy storage systems. Combined within the joined topic of "Materials for energy" Fraunhofer IWS provides two

topical workshops covering latest innovations for two different classes of electrode materials and their impact on enhanced energy storage.

Language: English


Workshop / 11.12.2019

Hybrid Materials and Additive Manufacturing Processes (HyMaPro)

The 2nd HyMaPro Workshop provides information on additive manufacturing (AM) technologies for metallic and ceramic components by means of hybrid materials, CAE-based virtual design, structural and functional optimization to additive manufacturing devices for multi-material approaches and parts.

Experience the functionality of additive manufacturing machines in practical sessions. Individually planned guided tours, plenary sessions and discussions in relaxed atmosphere present a unique platform for scientists and engineers to discuss latest R&D results. Join the HyMaPro Workshop.


Congress / 6.5.2020

Save the Date! AKL’20 from May 6–8, 2020

The ingenuity of pioneering breakthroughs can be witnessed in Aachen before the year is out. At its “AI for Laser Technology Conference” on November 6 and 7, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be tackling the question of how lasers can be used more efficiently with the help of artificial intelligence. Experts from companies including Daimler, Intel and Microsoft have already signed up for the event. The conference topics will range from machine learning in industrial settings to the use of augmented reality and analysis of neural networks.


Conference / 23.11.2020

Laser Symposium 2020 – New colors, new chances

Conference 11/23/2020 – 11/25/2020, International Congress Center Dresden

New high power laser sources, emerging wavelengths in the green and blue light spectrum, IR lasers with flexible  intensity distribution and new pulsed laser systems with high power and energy density – these intriguing options  might open up undiscovered perspectives in laser material processing. Organized by Fraunhofer IWS Dresden, the “Laser Symposium 2020” will focus on latest laser developments and their suitability for industrial applications. With some colors available in a reasonable power range only recently, we invite you to explore answers to this key question: Do new colors extend the processing range of well-known laser technologies or will they mark the beginning of a new era in laser materials processing? Language: English

  • Launching the QFC-4-1QID project / 2019

    Putting quantum bits into the fiber optic network

    Fraunhofer ILT / 15.10.2019

    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

    Transporting quantum information over long distances with glass fibers and paving the way for the quantum Internet: With this goal in mind, the Dutch research center QuTech and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT launched the ICON project QFC-4-1QID on September 1, 2019. In this long-term strategic partnership between the research institutions, the scientists will be developing quantum frequency converters that will connect quantum processors to fiber optic networks. The new technology will be used in the world's first quantum Internet demonstrator in 2022.

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  • Project BiClean / 2019

    Smart antibacterial surfaces using bidirectional display technology

    Fraunhofer FEP / 11.10.2019

    © Fraunhofer FEP

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has been developing processes and equipment for cleaning, sterilization and surface modification for decades. Within the framework of an internal funding project, the Institute has been developing a novel approach for the automated detection and inactivation of biofilms. First results will be presented at parts2clean (October 22 – 24, 2019 in Stuttgart, booth no. C31, hall 9).

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  • Metal AM on the verge of a breakthrough / 2019

    Fraunhofer lighthouse project futureAM at formnext

    Fraunhofer ILT / 8.10.2019

    © Fraunhofer IAPT, Hamburg, Germany.

    In the Fraunhofer lighthouse project “futureAM – Next Generation Additive Manufacturing,” an alliance of six Fraunhofer institutes shall accelerate 3D printing with metal powder by at least a factor of ten. The first tangible results prove that this is not a dream of the future. The futureAM team will be presenting these results at the joint Fraunhofer booth D51 in Hall 11 during formnext from November 19 to 22, 2019 in Frankfurt am Main.

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  • © Vasakronan

    In modern architecture, large-area glazing is a continuing trend because of its appearance and design variety. Large southwards-oriented windows help to reduce the energy demand for heating in winter. However, large-area glazing may significantly increase the energy demand for cooling and air-conditioning in hot summers. Smart Glass Solutions – such as electrochromic (EC) and thermochromic (TC) windows and glass façades – control the radiation energy transfer with the “touch of a button” and thus can drastically reduce the energy demands for heating and air conditioning of large buildings. In addition, they allow superior indoor lighting comfort in contrast to conventional mechanical window blinds. On October 1, 2019, the EU-funded initiative “Switch2Save” was launched to improve the availability and affordability of EC and TC smart glass technologies. The consortium of ten partners from research and industry will demonstrate the energy saving potential of smart glass solutions in two fully-operational buildings.

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  • formnext: November 19 to 22 in Frankfurt / 2019

    More productivity thanks to optimized AM processes

    Fraunhofer ILT / 1.10.2019

    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

    The market for additive processes continues to grow by around 20 percent annually and has reached a volume of 10 billion euros. This was reported by the organizer of formnext, the world's leading trade fair for additive manufacturing (AM) in Frankfurt. In AM, the trend is clearly moving towards greater productivity. Thanks to its new materials, lasers for eMobility and highly efficient 3D coating processes, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is providing the right ideas at the right time.

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  • © Fraunhofer FEP

    For decades now, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has been developing processes and systems for cleaning, sterilization, and surface modification. The newly in-house developed process, called SULEEI, makes it possible to sterilize (S) and preserve decellularized pericardial tissue by means of photo-initiated ultraviolet (U) crosslinking with low-energy electron irradiation (LEEI). The complex procedure is under evaluation in cooperation with the department of cardiac surgery belonging to the heart center of the university hospital as part of the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). The initial findings will be presented as part of the Future Hospital showcase, and at the Fraunhofer FEP stand, at the XPOMET Festival taking place in Berlin on October 10–12, 2019.

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  • formnext November 19 to 22 / 2019

    Wire laser material deposition – a smart way to save costs

    Fraunhofer ILT / 24.9.2019

    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen.

    Within a BMBF-funded project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is tackling the issue of 3D printing large components economically by using a new process called Hybrid AM that combines conventional manufacturing with additive processes. An important step forward in this process development is a new wire LMD head and its modular components which the Aachen-based experts will be presenting for the first time at formnext from November 19 to 22, 2019 in Frankfurt am Main.

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  • ISAL 2019 in Darmstadt from September 23 to 25 / 2019

    Modular OLED light strips

    Fraunhofer FEP / 17.9.2019

    © Fraunhofer FEP

    At the International Symposium on Automotive Lighting 2019 (ISAL) in Darmstadt from September 23 to 25, 2019, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP, a provider of research and development services in the field of organic electronics, will present OLED light strips of any length with additional functionalities for the first time at booth no. 37.

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  • Environmentally friendly: IWS Dresden ceramic coatings can reduce engine exhaust gases / 2019

    Heat shields for economical aircrafts

    Fraunhofer IWS / 17.9.2019

    © Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

    To make aircrafts more economical, environmentally friendly and robust, Fraunhofer engineers from Dresden have developed a new ceramic heat shield technology. In this process, a powder of yttrium-stabilized zirconium oxide (YSZ) is added to water to form a suspension. Quickly and cost-effectively this liquid powder mixture can be sprayed onto turbine blades or other aircraft parts. Such and similar thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) facilitate aircraft engines, which consume less fuel and do not contaminate the atmosphere as much.

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