Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Production 4.0

Producing individual products quickly, flexibly and sustainably – Industry 4.0 will make it possible.

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Fraunhofer Awards Ceremony 2016

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Doing Secure Digital Business

Cloud Computing, Industry 4.0, Smart Data, the Internet of Things and Services - the digital transformation of the economy is already underway.

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Popular Encryption

Sending emails is as easy as pie. However, until now a lot of know-how has been required to securely encrypt them. This is bound to change: Deutsche Telekom and the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT in Darmstadt will be making encryption easy – with a popular encryption named Volksverschlüsselung.

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New Products, One Layer at a Time

Bones, engines and shoe soles from the printer: How additive manufacturing is revolutionizing our production world.

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Dealing with Antibiotic Resistance

Cross-sectional infection model for skin infections: Histological section through a skin model grown in a test tube, which has been infected with Candida albicans – one of the commonest human fungal pathogens. Violet: Candida albicans, blue: skin model.

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Driving Electric

Innovative batteries, cable-free charging and cost-efficient drive systems are to help improve the performance of future generations of the electric automobile.

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Cyber-physical equivalence

Smart production control opens the way for flexible manufacturing processes capable of producing one-off products and limited series on an industrial scale.

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Human-Computer-Collaboration

Fraunhofer’s »NeuroLab« has been built to study what happens in the brain when people use technical devices.

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News

Maritime research at Fraunhofer

Science Year 2016*17 focuses on Seas and Oceans. Scientists at Fraunhofer are developing the technologies needed to explore and make sustainable use of the world's oceans.

ILA Berlin Air Show 2016

At ILA 2016, 16 Fraunhofer Institutes and the Fraunhofer Space Alliance will be demonstrating new technologies for the aerospace sector.

Frank Treppe elected new President of EARTO

The EARTO Executive Board has elected Frank Treppe President of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations.

New Guiding Principles published

With our new guiding principles we pave the way towards a successful future.

 

20 years Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics

18 Fraunhofer institutes with a total of more than 3,000 employees form Europe’s leading R&D service provider for smart systems. 

 

Morgenstadt – City of the Future Initative

Fraunhofer researchers are working on the idea of sustainable, livable and future-oriented cities. »Morgenstadt« is a vision of a innovative city of the future and its suburban surroundings.

 

Fraunhofer magazine 1.2016

Making it lighter

Lower carbon dioxide emission is one of the significant goals of the future. Not only for Germany, but also for the EU and all industrialized nations. Trimming down the weight of cars, planes and trains offers a potential solution for saving energy and raw materials.

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Latest News

07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Industry 4.0 allows manufacturers to see inside precision glass molding machine

When manufacturing optical lenses, every detail counts. In order to stabilize and optimize the manufacturing process, Fraunhofer researchers are using digitalized processes. At the Optatec trade fair in Frankfurt from June 7 to 9, Fraunhofer experts will be showing how Industry 4.0 approaches can improve the development and manufacture of glass optics (hall 3.0, booth D50).

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01 Jun 2016 14:11:13 GMT

Better Forecasting For Solar And Wind Power Generation

The sun does not shine and the wind does not blow with constant intensity. This is a problem for the power grid, where the power supply must always match the power demand. In the EWeLiNE project, Fraunhofer and the German Weather Service have been working to develop better models for forecasting the generation of renewable electricity. Now they have launched a platform for transmission system operators to test the new models live.

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01 Jun 2016 13:59:00 GMT

IFAT 2016: Fertilizer from wastewater

Fraunhofer researchers have developed a market-ready system that can be used to obtain fertilizer from wastewater for direct use in agriculture. A licensee is already marketing this patented technology in North America and the process itself is particularly eco-friendly. The scientists showcase it on IFAT, world‘s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management from May 30 to June 3, 2016 in Munich (hall A5, booth 217/316).

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01 Jun 2016 10:55:00 GMT

Developing improved paints and varnishes more quickly

Developing wall paints and varnishes presents a big challenge for manufacturers. One reason is that samples merely enable them to estimate what the dispersion behavior in the reaction container will be. By teaming up with PDW Analytics GmbH, Fraunhofer researchers are now for the first time able to monitor the production of paints, varnishes and adhesives continuously and in real time – allowing them to design more efficient processes.

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