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  • Hip stem demonstrator with hybrid coating along the shaft.
    © Fraunhofer IFAM

    A hybrid implant coating made from antibacterial silver and an antibiotic will protect patients from infection in the future. The antibiotic is tailored to the pa-tient’s unique requirements for even better protection. The AntiSelectInfekt project came about in collaboration with a research team from Charité-Universtitätsmedizin Berlin.

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  • By modelling the statistical influences of microdefects, local material characteristics can be calculated, weaknesses in a design can be identified and the production process can be optimized in a targeted manner.
    © Fraunhofer IFAM

    A major challenge for the design and reliability of cast components is the scattering of mechanical characteristics. Microdefects, which occur during the casting process, determine the quality of the casting. Development of these defects is a random process. Within the framework of an AiF project, the Fraunhofer Institutes IFAM and IWM have developed a methodology to model these stochastic influences on the failure behavior of castings. The simulation can be used to calculate local material properties, identify weaknesses in a design and thus optimize the production process in a systematic way. For foundries, this means significant savings in costs.

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  • © Fraunhofer IFAM

    The need for everyday objects with antiviral surfaces is high due to the COVID 19 pandemic. It is known that the material composition of an object has an influence on the viability of viruses on surfaces. This is where the work of the Fraunhofer IFAM comes in: In cross-disciplinary research projects between material science and biology, the effect of functionalized surfaces and treatment processes on the survival time of viruses is evaluated for various materials using real-time PCR tests. The detection system is also of interest to material developers from industry who want to optimize their products with regard to antiviral effectiveness.

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  • © Fraunhofer IFAM

    The sustainable use of resources in the production, utilization and disposal of a product is not only determined by legislation, but is also demanded within society. In industry, therefore, material developments and joining technologies are in demand to conserve resources and avoid a linear economy. To achieve this goal, experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials IFAM have bundled their expertise and published the study "Circular economy and adhesive bonding technology". It describes the role of adhesive bonding technology in the context of circular economy and life cycle assessments in a comprehensive and cross-sectoral manner and classifies it in the political framework conditions from a global and European perspective.

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  • Industrieller alkalischer atmosphärischer Testelektrolyseur am Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden
    © Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    The energy carrier hydrogen can be produced very efficiently from renewable energies by electrolysis of water. In industrial electrolysis plants, electrodes with a total area of several hundred square meters are installed. Find out how Fraunhofer IFAM develops and qualifies electrodes suitable for mass production for industry.

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  • Portfolio for additive manufacturing expanded: / 2020

    "Fusion Factory" launched at Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    Dresden / August 27, 2020

    Fusion Factory
    © XERION BERLIN LABORATORIES® GmbH

    As the newest facility of its Innovation Center Additive Manufacturing (ICAM), Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden has put into operation the so-called "Fusion Factory" of XERION BERLIN LABORATORIES. This is a compact production line for the additive manufacture of metallic and ceramic components using fused filament fabrication.

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  • Innovative solutions for electromobility and energy technology: / 2020

    New research area on soft magnetic materials launched at Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    Dresden / July 29, 2020

    Start Attract Weichmagnetische Werkstoffe, I. Lindemann
    © Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    Since July 1, 2020, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden has been concentrating on a future-oriented field of research with its new working group on "Soft Magnetic Materials", which is particularly important for the highly topical areas of renewable energies and electromobility.

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  • © Fraunhofer

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM l Stade is presenting its forward-looking R&D portfolio for the first time at the "ILA Goes Digital 2020" (www.ila-berlin.de/en/node/5174) until July 31, 2020. The focus of the digital trade fair presence will be the live event "Automation in Aerospace Industry @ Fraunhofer IFAM" on July 1, 2020.

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  • Metallischer Bremsbelag für Motorräder
    © Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden together with the Danish SBS Friction A/S as well as the Danish Technological Institute are developing an iron-based sintered brake pad for motorcycles. The project „GreenPad“, funded by the Innovation Fund Denmark, wants to create an environmentally friendly alternative to established surfacing materials.

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  • © Fraunhofer IFAM/Deichblick

    Only a few nautical miles away from the island of Helgoland, eight yellow buoys mark a three square kilometers large and 45 meters deep test field since April 23rd. The field can be used to test surface and underwater applications. With the opening of the Test Center for Maritime Technologies in summer 2019, the land-based logistics have been set up, and research work can now also begin on the high seas.

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