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  • Dank eines neuen Sensors ist es künftig möglich, den Herstellungsprozess von Wandfarben und Lacken direkt und in Echtzeit im Reaktionsbehälter zu untersuchen.
    © Photo Fraunhofer IAP

    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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  • Mobile, reliable, direct and secure / 2016

    Satellite communication of the future

    Research News / 1.6.2016

    © Photo Fraunhofer IIS

    In disasters, rescuers usually communicate via satellite if phone and mobile telecommunication is out. But that has drawbacks: Once the data lines are overloaded, the connection disconnects. In addition, there barely are systems available yet for moving vehicles. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new antenna system which reliably transmits data via satellite with a high-bandwidth and which is suitable for mobile use.

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  • The fight against plastic waste / 2016

    Sorting black plastics according to type

    Research News / 1.6.2016

    Sorting machine with conveyor belt, which transports the shredded plastic waste.
    © Photo Fraunhofer IOSB

    Recycling black plastics, such as those found in car instrument panels, used to be impossible because their absorption properties made them simply invisible to typical optical analysis systems. But Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new technology that can sort black plastics according to type – and at affordable prices.

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  • The characters of LAIKA’s films. On LAIKA’s fifth film they will be utilizing the powerful universal print driver Cuttlefish from Fraunhofer IGD
    © Photo LAIKA

    The features of 3D printing are significant for the movie industry. The US animation studio LAIKA, relies on using the cutting edge software and 3D printing hardware to make its films. A new collaboration with Fraunhofer and Stratasys now adds the ability to print thousands of precise colors and subtle gradients in plastic, achieving color accuracy unseen in the past.

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  • IFAT 2016: Sustainable water infrastructure concept / 2016

    Rigid water pipes, fit for the future

    Press Release / 23.5.2016

    Rain and gray water, which is not recycled by the household, flows into the “energy alley“ – a green strip with plants that thrive on moisture. They stand with their roots in the water, absorb the remaining nutrients and even have ideal growing conditions.
    © Photo Fraunhofer ISI

    At IFAT 2016 Fraunhofer presents a modern, intelligent and sustainable water energy transition concept for urban areas. It will be implemented during the next three years in the city of Lünen, Westphalia. Visitors of the booth will be able to experience the project results via a digital game platform. At May 31 and June 2, 2016 the presentation of the results and the serious game will take place at 4.00 p.m. at the booth (hall A5, booth 217/316).

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  • ILA 2016: Blisk manufacturing for aircraft engines / 2016

    Significant cost saving potential in Blisk manufacturing

    Press Release / 19.5.2016

    A new study compares different process chains in Blisk manufacturing from an economic and technological point of view.
    © Photo Fraunhofer IPT

    Fraunhofer researchers have analyzed different process chains for Blisk manufacturing and identified significant cost saving potential in a benchmarking study – a strong motivation to increase effort for the development of advanced manufacturing processes for serial production.

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  • Financial results 2015 / 2016

    Fraunhofer continues to grow

    Research News / 11.5.2016

    The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft presented its financial statements for 2015 at the annual meeting in Essen. The total business volume of Europe’s largest applied-research organization increased by three percent compared with the previous year to €2.115 billion. Industrial revenue grew by four percent to €641 million, boosted in particular by the expansion of Fraunhofer’s international activities.

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  • Fraunhofer General Assembly Meeting in Essen / 2016

    Sustainable growth – both financial and structural

    Research News / 11.5.2016

    Sustainable growth – both financial and structural
    © Photo Ines Escherich/Fraunhofer

    Last year, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft achieved more than 2.1 billion euros in business volume – an impressive new record. In line with this strong performance, Fraunhofer pushed ahead with its strategy to expand its scope: the Senate decided to establish a Fraunhofer Research Institution for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV. The expansion of Fraunhofer High Performance Centers is also continuing. For instance, the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is supporting three new High Performance Centers to the tune of some eight million euros.

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  • Tailor-Made Radiation Therapy

    Research News - Special Issue / 10.5.2016

    By developing an interactive and easy-to-use software product, Dr. Philipp Süss, Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Küfer, Dr. Katrin Teichert, Dr. Michael Bortz and Dr. Alexander Scherrer (from the left) have helped improve cancer patients‘ chances of recovery.
    © Photo Dirk Mahler/Fraunhofer

    Radiation therapy is one of the most essential elements in cancer treatment. But properly planning radiation therapy is a highly complex task. Fraunhofer mathematicians have joined an alliance with medical physicists and physicians to improve the therapy planning process. In doing so they have helped improve patient‘s chances of recovery.

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  • Digital Radio for the World

    Research News - Special Issue / 10.5.2016

    In order to help digital radio make a worldwide market breakthrough, Alexander Zink, Martin Speitel and Max Neuendorf (from the left) developed technologies for the entire broadcast chain.
    © Photo Dirk Mahler/Fraunhofer

    Digital radio makes spherics and crackling interference in radio broadcast a thing of the past. New technologies from Fraunhofer IIS make it possible for digital radio to replace analogue short and medium wave broadcasting around the world. Even local FM transmissions are being converted to digital. As a result, Digital radio listeners benefit from clear reception, a wider range of programming, and additional information via data services without having to pay for a costly Internet connection.

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