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.

  • BMBF research project AutoAdd / 2018

    Paving the way for additive manufacturing for the automotive industry

    Fraunhofer ILT / 22.11.2018

    Nass-chemisch entstützte Testgeometrie.
    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen.

    Five companies and two research institutes were involved in one of the most exciting technical issues in production. Coordinated by Daimler AG and within the framework of the BMBF funding initiative “Photonic Process Chains”, these project partners examined the “Integration of Additive Manufacturing Processes in Automobile Series Production – AutoAdd”. They focused on the metallic, additive manufacturing process developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, Germany: Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF), also known as Selective Laser Melting (SLM).

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  • Evening event in Dresden's historic city center with laser show at the baroque Zwinger Palace.
    © Dresden Marketing

    Beginning in 2004, the Dresden Congress Award has honored committed scientists, entrepreneurs, and congress organizers who have brought congresses and conferences to Dresden, the Saxony state capital, and successfully organized them. The award is a symbol of intellectual exchange, of communication in the sciences and research, and of striving for social and technical progress. This year, the scientists of the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP are honored to be a finalist in the category "Focus Dresden” for hosting the SID-ME "Wearable and Projection Displays" international conference in Dresden in 2017.

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  • Joint press release of the TU Braunschweig and the Fraunhofer IST / 2018

    New member of the management at the Fraunhofer IST

    Fraunhofer IST / 12.11.2018

    The institute management of the Fraunhofer IST, Professor Dr. Christoph Herrmann (right) and Professor Dr. Günter Bräuer
    © Fraunhofer IST, Ulrike Balhorn

    Fraunhofer and Technische Universität Braunschweig intensify their cooperation: Professor Dr. Christoph Herrmann, dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, accepts the offer of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Since 1st November 2018 he has been director at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST alongside with Professor Dr. Günter Bräuer . At the same time Prof. Herrmann will remain head of the TU Institute of Machine Tools and Production Technology IWF. Thus, the IST is now linked twice with the university, as the Fraunhofer Institute is already connected to the Institute of Surface Technology IOT at the TU Braunschweig via Professor Bräuer.

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  • 12-13th of September 2018 / 2018

    “3rd Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP 2018” Attracts International Experts and Users

    Fraunhofer ILT / 8.11.2018

    Sharing research results at the “3rd Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP 2018” in Aachen. Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.
    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

    The “Conference on Laser Polishing – LaP” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is an international meeting point for all experts using or researching laser polishing. For the third time, the conference took place in Aachen and offered a comprehensive overview of research results and trends relating to the industrial use of laser polishing for metals, glass and plastics. On September 12 and 13, some 80 participants from a total of 15 different countries exchanged knowledge as well as ideas and gained insights into the laboratories at Fraunhofer ILT.

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  • ELLI 300 / 2018

    An innovative design for electron-beam treatment of liquids

    Fraunhofer FEP / 30.10.2018

    ELLI 300 - An innovative design for electron-beam treatment of liquids
    © Fraunhofer FEP; Photographer: Jürgen Lösel

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has acquired extensive know-how in the field of electron-beam technology over many years. As a result, processes and equipment have been designed and implemented for a wide variety of applications, such as for seed dressing, and for cross-linking and curing of paints. Now a new design for the treatment of liquids is being presented: the ELLI 300 system (ELectron treatment of LIquids).

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  • VISION 2018 trade fair / 2018

    Multispectral im-aging systems and optical 3D-live-scanners

    Fraunhofer IOF / 30.10.2018

    Highly compact, multispectral imaging system for the VIS/NIR range.
    © Hochkompaktes, multispektrales Abbildungssystem für den VIS/NIR-Bereich.

    Multispectral sensors are increasingly utilized in Smart Farming or production monitoring for the food industry. The special requirements of these fields in-clude simultaneous imaging of spectral and spatial information, but also the need for miniaturization of these systems, especially in drone-based use. The Fraunhofer IOF presents such an imaging system at the joint Fraunhofer stand in hall 1, booth 1G42.

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  • Journal DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK / 2018

    All good things come in threes - Fraunhofer FEP once again “Innovator of the Year”

    Fraunhofer FEP / 29.10.2018

    Biodegradierbare Leiterbahnen auf biodegradierbarer Polymerfolie.
    © Fraunhofer FEP

    The researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP are pleased to announce that they have been voted "Innovator of the Year" for the second time in a row. The readers of the journal DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK had previously honored the Institute's developments last year as winners in the fields of both OLED microdisplays and coating technologies for thin flexible glass. This year, scientists working on a Fraunhofer joint project on biodegradable electronics are pleased to have received the award again.

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  • formnext 2018 in Frankfurt am Main / 2018

    Integrating One’s Sights on the Factor of 10: “futureAM – Next Generation Additive Manufacturing”

    Fraunhofer ILT / 25.10.2018

    Scientists from Fraunhofer ILT have developed a new processing head for Laser Powder Bed Fusion LPBF, which also generates large metal components additively up to ten times faster than conventional LPBF systems.
    © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

    The future of 3D printing will be the focus at formnext 2018 in Frankfurt am Main. For this, the Fraunhofer Focus Project futureAM offers particularly exciting insights, a project in which six Fraunhofer institutes are involved. The partners are doing both, comprehensively looking at digital and physical added value right from the order to the finished component; and at the leap into a new technology generation of additive manufacturing.

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  • Press Release of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft / 2018

    Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis awarded to research team from Fraunhofer and RWTH Aachen University

    Fraunhofer ILT / 24.10.2018

    Having received a Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize in 2017, a research team from Aachen has now also won the prestigious Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis. Their award-winning process “Extreme High-Speed Laser Material Deposition” is known by its German abbreviation, EHLA. The technology allows protective metal coatings to be applied at extremely high speeds in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner. EHLA is also a model of successful cooperation based on partnership and of how to solve practical, application-oriented problems. In addition, it exemplifies how the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft works.

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  • electronica 2018, November 13-16, 2018 in Munich, Germany / 2018

    App-App-Hooray! - Innovative Kits for AR Applications

    Fraunhofer FEP / 19.10.2018

    Application of the ultra-low-power OLED microdisplay in stock management.
    © Fraunhofer FEP, photographer Claudia Jaquemin.

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP has been successfully developing OLED microdisplays based on OLED-on-silicon technology for years. Several generations of different designs have already been created. At the same time, the necessary electronics and system environment for future augmented reality (AR) applications are being developed at full speed. The developers will be debuting an innovative and powerful set of tools for independent development of wearables using OLED microdisplays at the Fraunhofer Joint Booth (no. 426, Hall C5) during electronica 2018, November 13-16, 2018 in Munich, Germany.

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