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  • Blick in einen Sinterofen
    © Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    In binder-based additive manufacturing processes, for example, organic binders have to be removed from the component by thermal treatment, a process which has so far been very energy-intensive. Researchers at Fraunhofer IFAM have succeeded in controlling these debinding processes to the point, thus saving a considerable amount of energy.

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  • Zellulare Struktur mit integriertem Wärmeträgerrohr als Grundlage für die  Optimierung der Oberflächentemperaturverteilung
    © TU Dresden

    Hydrogen technology will also be used on rails in the future. In the future, regional trains will be equipped with fuel cells that convert oxygen and hydrogen into electrical energy. In its "Heat2Comfort" project, funded by the BMWI, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden is contributing to this type of emission-free and low-noise mode of transport.

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  • Nanoporöses Si-Partikel
    © Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    With the new project "RoSiLIB", Fraunhofer IFAM in Dresden is making a decisive contribution towards a CO2-neutral energy supply in mobility. To this end, new high-energy anodes for lithium-ion batteries are being developed together with partners from the Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf e. V., E-Lyte Innovations GmbH, NANOVAL GmbH & Co. KG, VON ARDENNE GmbH and Custom Cells Itzehoe GmbH.

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  • Design of a novel coating system to protect against corrosion and improve the durability of electronic components
    © Fraunhofer IFAM

    In the course of miniaturization and with the development of modern products, more and more functions have to be integrated into smaller space. In accordance with this trend, the demands on electronic components and systems are increasing enormously. Maximum reliability is required throughout the entire life cycle. This is an elementary requirement for advancing and enabling new technologies in safety-relevant applications. As corrosion damage can lead to failures, Fraunhofer IFAM addresses one key aspect for a longer life cycle: within the "Intelligent Reliability 4.0" project, the institute develops novel protective coatings for microelectronic components to ensure their necessary reliability.

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  • MoldJet®-Anlage am Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden
    © Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden is expanding its expertise in the field of sinter-based additive manufacturing with the new, innovative MoldJet® process. As the first European user of this system, invented by the Israeli company Tritone Technologies Ltd. in 2019, the institute is giving a new edge to additive manufacturing.

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  • Sled bracket, stainless steel (1.4404). Mold production by means of  FFF.
    © Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    With the project "EasyTitan", the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden has launched a project for the rapid and process-reliable manufacturing of light-metal components in aerospace. Together with the space management of the German Aerospace Center e.V. (DLR), filament-based metal printing processes are to be optimized under reduced gravity conditions. The aim is to develop additive manufacturing processes for use in space.

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  • Neue Anlage am Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden: Quintus Hot Isostatic Press QIH 15L
    © Quintus Technologies AB

    Fraunhofer IFAM in Dresden is strengthening its technological expertise in the field of pressure-supported heat treatment with the new acquisition of a Quintus Hot Isostatic Press QIH 15L. This significantly expands the possibilities, which were previously focused on spark plasma sintering technology.

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  • © Fraunhofer IPA/Foto: Rainer Bez und Fraunhofer IMW/Grafik: Stefanie Irrler

    Service robots can help ensure that buildings and means of transport are cleaned and disinfected regularly and with consistently high quality. Since October 2020, twelve institutions of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have been working on the development of new technologies for this field of application. Led by Fraunhofer IPA, the partners are pooling their expertise in the “Mobile Disinfection" (MobDi) research project to contribute to a safe “New Normal” in times of pandemic. The project is part of the »Fraunhofer vs. Corona« action program.

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  • Energy storage for small vehicles / 2021

    Hydrogen-powered drives for e-scooters

    Dresden / February 01, 2021

    POWERPASTE
    © Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    Hydrogen is regarded by many as the future of propulsion technology. The first hydrogen-powered cars are already in action on German roads. In the case of e-scooters, however, installation of a high-pressure tank to store the hydrogen is impractical. An alternative here is POWERPASTE. This provides a safe way of storing hydrogen in a chemical form that is easy to transport and replenish without the need for an expensive network of filling stations. This new paste is based on magnesium hydride and was developed by a research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden.

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  • © Fraunhofer IFAM

    Automation is one of the most important strategies for increasing efficiency in production. The positioning and drilling end effector newly developed for a portal system to automate the pre-assembly of stiffening elements (cleats) on CFRP integral frames for the manufacture of aircraft fuselages – made available by project partner Airbus Hamburg – enables production rate increases both with constant quality and at lower costs.

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