Hannover Messe 2024

Fraunhofer press tour: April 22, 2024  2:00 p.m. − 3:0 p.m. | Hall 2, Booth B24

Press releases


ReMatBuilt: How residual materials become high-performance construction products

When it comes to sustainable development, the construction industry faces great challenges. In the ReMatBuilt project, experts from the Fraunhofer WKI and their partners are proving that the tasks associated with this can be solved with high-performance construction materials made of recycled and waste materials.


Total versatility: flexible test station with cobot

Manually checking the quality of components or products in industry is labor-intensive for employees and error-prone on top of that. The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design IEM is unveiling a solution that provides total versatility in this area.  


Circular economy: A digital EU product passport for batteries

Starting in February 2027, all new traction batteries, two-wheeled vehicle batteries and industrial batteries with a capacity of over 2 kWh that are marketed in the EU will require a digital battery passport. The purpose is to ensure transparency and sustainability in the battery value chain, reduce environmental impacts and encourage the secondary use of batteries.


Roll embossing: New system revolutionizes production of bipolar plates

Climate-friendly fuel cell systems, which are set to power machines such as vehicles in the future, are still rare and expensive these days. There are several reasons for this, including the complex and costly process used to produce bipolar plates — a key component in electrolyzers and fuel cells, which are needed for many hydrogen systems.


Manufacturing Technologies for the Future of the European Space Industry

To enhance the competitiveness of European space transportation systems, researchers at the Fraunhofer ILT are developing innovative manufacturing technologies for rocket components in the ENLIGHTEN project.


AI in workplace settings: a hands-on experience

Allaying anxieties, emphasizing potential — with their KI-Studios (AI Studios), experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO are bringing workplace artificial intelligence to life. Their KI-Infomobil (AI Infomobile) will be appearing at the Hannover Messe from April 22 to 26. Guests are welcome to visit Fraunhofer at Booth B24 in Hall 2 to learn how AI technologies work, where they can be used, and how they can make people’s work easier.


Helmet with vibration sensor for excavator drivers

Fraunhofer researchers have developed a helmet with an integrated acceleration sensor for drivers of construction vehicles. The helmet sensor measures harmful vibrations that affect the body. A software analyzes the sensor signals and shows the stress on the affected person. This allows corresponding relief measures to be taken. A flexible piezo-electret film serves as the sensor.  


Solutions for efficient and trustworthy artificial intelligence

There is a high demand for AI solutions in industrial applications. These solutions need to be efficient, trustworthy and secure in order to be used in series production or quality control, for example. However, the new possibilities opened up by generative AI also raise questions. Can users rely on what a chatbot says? How can vulnerabilities in an AI model be detected early on during development?  


Fraunhofer WKI presents lightweight products made from wood and hybrid materials


Fraunhofer WKI presents innovative materials and components made from renewable raw materials


Sensory tool inserts enable real-time quality control during injection molding


Pressure and temperature measurement in rolling contacts under mixed friction thanks to innovative thinfilm multi-sensor


New materials for brake disks with (almost) no particulate emissions