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Sensors and metrology as the driving force for digitalization
Many digitalized processes depend on data collected by increasingly powerful sensors and other test and measurement technology. When this data is processed, it provides precise and reliable information about the operating environment. Nine Fraunhofer Institutes will be presenting the results of their research into sensor technology and its applications in the field of testing and measurement at Sensor+Test 2019 in Nürnberg from June 25 to 27 (Booth 248 in Hall 5).
Tumor or no tumor – to decide, we need to have a close look at the tissue sample. Light doesn't just make hidden things visible, however; it also damages or destroys living cells. Little more than a snapshot is currently possible. Fraunho-fer scientists have now developed a new method allowing light-sensitive samples to be observed for a longer time period with higher resolution.
Economical energy storage for the electric car of tomorrow
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new production process with the aim of efficient and environmentally friendly future battery production. They coat the electrodes of the energy storage cells with a dry film instead of liquid chemicals. This simplified process saves energy and eliminates toxic solvents. A Finnish company is currently successfully testing the new IWS technology in practice.
New light source brings freedom of design and added safety
Success in the increasingly competitive automobile market is reserved for those who combine well-engineered products with attractive design, for example through the perfect integration of headlamps. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new lighting technology that gives designers more freedom to create vehicles with unconventional styling and also provides additional benefits to drivers and auto manufacturers alike. The prototype will be presented at the LASER World of PHOTONICS trade fair from June 24 – 27, 2019.