Prizes and Distinctions

Stahl-Innovationspreis 2018: 1. Preis für Mikro-Dampfturbine in der Kategorie »Produkte«

Berlin, 13. Juni 2018

Dr. Johannes Grob (2. v. l.), Geschäftsführung TURBONIK GmbH, und Prof. Christian Doetsch, Leiter des Bereichs Energie beim Fraunhofer UMSICHT, nahmen den Stahl-Innovationspreis 2018 entgegen.
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Dr. Johannes Grob (2. v. l.), Geschäftsführung TURBONIK GmbH, und Prof. Christian Doetsch, Leiter des Bereichs Energie beim Fraunhofer UMSICHT, nahmen den Stahl-Innovationspreis 2018 entgegen.

Gemeinsam wurden Fraunhofer UMSICHT und die TURBONIK GmbH am 13. Juni 2018 in Berlin mit dem Stahl-Innovationspreis geehrt. Mit ihrem Projekt »Hocheffiziente und ölfreie Mikro-Dampfturbine aus Edelstahl zur Eigenstromerzeugung« errangen sie – bei insgesamt 561 eingereichten Bewerbungen – den ersten Platz in der Kategorie »Produkte«.

Environmentally friendly steel coatings: Fraunhofer ILT wins Steel Innovation Award

June 14, 2018

On June 13, 2018, the Fraunhofer ILT team took 2nd place at the Steel Innovation Awards in Berlin in the “Steel in Research and Development” category for their Extreme High-speed Laser Material Deposition (EHLA) process. Left: Thomas Schopphoven (Fraunhofer ILT), right: Gerhard Backes (Chair for Digital Additive Production DAP at RWTH Aachen University).
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On June 13, 2018, the Fraunhofer ILT team took 2nd place at the Steel Innovation Awards in Berlin in the “Steel in Research and Development” category for their Extreme High-speed Laser Material Deposition (EHLA) process. Left: Thomas Schopphoven (Fraunhofer ILT), right: Gerhard Backes (Chair for Digital Additive Production DAP at RWTH Aachen University).

Once every three years, the German steel industry presents its Steel Innovation Awards. The purpose of this initiative is to recognize innovations that are helping to ensure this material remains a viable choice for the long term. The jury considers not just products made from steel, but also innovative processes such as Extreme High-speed Laser Material Deposition (EHLA). For the development of the EHLA process, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen won the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize in 2017. On June 13, 2018, the researchers were honoured with the 2nd Prize of the Steel Innovation Award in the “Steel in Research and Development” category for their eco-friendly laser-based alternative to chromium(VI) plating.

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