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Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis awarded to research team from Fraunhofer and RWTH Aachen University

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Having received a Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize in 2017, a research team from Aachen has now also won the prestigious Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis. Their award-winning process “Extreme High-Speed Laser Material Deposition” is known by its German abbreviation, EHLA. The technology allows protective metal coatings to be applied at extremely high speeds in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner. EHLA is also a model of successful cooperation based on partnership and of how to solve practical, application-oriented problems. In addition, it exemplifies how the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft works.