Videos 2018

Research visualized

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XXL computed tomography: a new dimension in X-ray analysis#

oseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018

Researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have achieved decisive progress in computed tomography. For the first time, it is now possible to analyze even very large objects with X-ray technology. XXL computed tomography produces high-resolution, high-contrast images in 3D. The technology enables, for example, the analysis of electric cars after a crash test. Historical relics can also be examined – and even a dinosaur skull.

Improved efficiency of aircraft engines#

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018

The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS has succeeded in increasing the stability of those aircraft engine parts which are subject to stress due to temperature. The IWS process helps to reduce kerosene consumption as well as CO2 emissions. In combination with further measures, significant cost savings result during flight operations. The research project was developed in close cooperation with the engine specialist Rolls-Royce. The first engines with the new technology are already in use.

Algorithms for liver surgery – performing operations more safely worldwide#

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018

Four complex, interwoven vascular systems pass through the liver. Surgically removing tumors is therefore often a great challenge. The Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS has developed algorithms that analyze patients‘ imaging data and calculate surgical risks. This makes liver cancer surgery safer and easier to plan.

Free-form – quality leap in optical systems#

Stifterverband Science Prize 2018

Optical free-form systems enable new applications with an extremely compact design. Due to the complex technology involved, the production of appropriate solutions was previously impossible or too expensive. The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF has further developed the technology to market maturity. Through collaboration with partners, a comprehensive technology platform has been created.