Press Releases

  • MOU Signing Ceremony
    © Hanyang University

    On November 5, 2019, Dr. Thomas Weißgärber, head of the Dresden Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korean Hanyang University to promote relations with the application-oriented research unit ERICA (Education-Research-Industry Cluster at Ansan).

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  • Turbine from the 3D printer

    Dresden / 17.9.2019

    Skaliertes Modell einer Gasturbine zur Stromerzeugung, komplett mit additiven Verfahren hergestellt
    © Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    Together with the H+E-Produktentwicklung GmbH in Moritzburg, Saxony, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden has developed a true-to-scale gas turbine that impressively demonstrates the current potentials and limitations of powder bed-based additive technologies.

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  • © SAE International

    Dipl.-Ing. Christian Möller, deputy leader of the Integrated Production Systems group in the Automation and Production Technology department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Stade, Germany, has been presented with the Wright Brothers Medal 2019 by Dr. h.c. Paul Mascarenas, B.Sc., President of SAE International, at the Aerotech Americas Congress 2019 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, in front of an international audience on behalf of the authors of the publication entitled "Real Time Pose Control of an Industrial Robotic System for Machining of Large Scale Components in Aerospace Industry Using Laser Tracker System".

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  • © Fraunhofer IFAM

    The wax injection molding process is used to produce models for investment casting quickly and easily. For a non-destructive demolding of the wax parts, silicone-based release agents have had to be used until now, which come along with considerable disadvantages for man and product. In an AiF-funded project, developers at Fraunhofer IFAM have succeeded in developing a release agent-free release layer system that provides a sustainable permanent coating on the tool. The so-called ReleasePLAS® technology offers both technical and economic advantages and will be presented at GIFA 2019 (Hall 13, Booth A34).

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  • Automated coating of riblets varnish on rotor blades.
    © Fraunhofer IFAM

    Within the EU project "Riblet4Wind", a team of seven project partners faced the challenge of making the aerodynamics of wind turbines more efficient. One approach was to reduce air resistance. In aircraft construction, it was shown that the functional coating developed at Fraunhofer IFAM with microscopically small grooves – called riblet paint – reduces air resistance and saves fuel.

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  • Dresden Fraunhofer institute bundles technologies for additive production under one roof / 2019

    Innovation Center Additive Manufacturing inaugurated at Fraunhofer IFAM in Dresden


    Inauguration of the Innovation Center Additive Manufacturing ICAM
    © Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    At the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden, the "Innovation Center Additive Manufacturing" (ICAM®) was inaugurated on March 7, 2019. Here, the Dresden research institute combines various technologies for additive manufacturing in a newly constructed technology hall in order to be able to demonstrate to partners and users a wide range of possibilities for the generative manufacturing of three-dimensional components under one roof in the future.

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