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    In times of high risk of infection, effective protective measures are needed. Avoiding transmission routes via contaminated surfaces is an important part. It is known that photocatalytically active coatings reduce the microbial load. In order to increase the efficiency of this light-driven reaction, a novel active composition was developed and introduced into materials within the "Covid-DEKONT" project.

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    In the project "InnoBlech" Fraunhofer IFAM in Dresden develops hybrid metal sheets. The central development goal is to provide mechanically and magnetically improved sheet metal packages for rotors for reluctance or PMSM/IPM motors. In the project, based on the resource-efficient 3D screen printing process, a targeted holistic improvement of the mechanical and magnetic properties of the sheet metal package is aimed at.

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  • First funding package secured for research and development along the hydrogen transport chain

    Helgoland/Essen/Hamburg/Erlangen/Kassel/Bremen / October 14, 2021

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    The future starts now: With up to 12.48 million euros in funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the research and development work in the TransHyDE Heligoland project is entering the active phase. Common goal of the project partners: The establishment of a hydrogen transport chain from the offshore area near Heligoland via the ports to the hydrogen consumers on the mainland. Technologies are being researched and developed for this purpose to store and transport green hydrogen in liquid organic hy-drogen carriers (LOHCs). The project belongs to the BMBF's hydrogen lead project TransHyDE and is part of the broad-based AquaVentus initiative, in which all hydrogen activities around the Heligoland south port are bundled under the name AquaPortus.

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  • Indoor Air: How to Eliminate Viruses Effectively

    Press Release / October 06, 2021

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    © Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

    How can viruses be effectively eliminated from indoor air? This question is now becoming more important as fall approaches. Efficient indoor air purification is essential, especially in schools. Fraunhofer researchers are investigating and optimizing various filter and air purification techniques in the AVATOR project.

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  • ExOne and Fraunhofer IFAM Deepen Partnership on Metal Binder, Materials Development

    Bremen, Germany / North Huntingdon, PA, USA / September 01, 2021

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    The ExOne Company (Nasdaq: XONE), the global leader in industrial sand and metal 3D printers using binder jetting technology, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (“Fraunhofer IFAM”), one of the most important independent research institutions in Europe, today announced they are deepening their partnership on binder and materials development projects following the success of CleanFuse™ metal binder.

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  • Clean Sky 2 – ACCLAIM l Automatisierte Montage: Hochpräzise Positionierung eines leichten Handgepäckfachs (Hatrack) an die Flugzeugstruktur mittels neu entwickeltem Hatrack-Roboter im Flugzeugrumpf-Demonstrator.
    © Fraunhofer/Dr. Dirk Niermann

    Under the project leadership of Fraunhofer, the participating consortia CALITO, EURECA, SIMFAL and VISTA succeeded in implementing automation solutions for the installation of specially developed lighter components in the project "Automated Cabin & Cargo Lining and Hatrack Installation Method" ("ACCLAIM"). Ergonomically improved working conditions also result from the man-machine collaboration achieved. The automation of installation steps developed in the project and the use of new types of brackets and assembly elements for faster installation of components could in future not only shorten but also reduce the production steps. This would increase efficiency in aircraft production and reduce fuel consumption in flight operations, while simultaneously reducing overall costs.

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