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  • Brüssel / October 04, 2022

    FEICA and Fraunhofer IFAM publish ‘Synopsis of Adhesive Bonding Technology in the 21st Century - Synergy of Technological and Ecological Potentials’

    The book ‘Adhesive Bonding Technology in the 21st Century - Synergy of Technological and Ecological Potentials’ by Prof. Dr Bernd Mayer and Prof. Dr Andreas Groß of Fraunhofer IFAM in Bremen, Germany, was commissioned by FEICA on the occasion of FEICA’s 50th anniversary. The publication is intended for a broad audience and its objective is to provide a comprehensive view of the adhesive and sealant industry in terms of its applications, technologies, innovations and trends.

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    Motek 2022 l Hall 7 l Booth 7115 l The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Stade, Germany, will present automation solutions on a 1:1 scale for the first time at the International Trade Fair for Automation in Production and Assembly from October 4 to 7 in Stuttgart, Germany.

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    Applied research at InnoTrans 2022 in Berlin, Germany: As part of the “Fraunhofer vs. Corona” program, the automation and production technology experts at Fraunhofer IFAM in Stade, together with project partners, developed a prototype mobile robot platform which uses a lightweight robot and steam cleaner to clean and disinfect surfaces of objects in public transport (PT) vehicles with constant quality in an environmentally friendly manner.

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    InnoTrans 2022 l Hall 23 l Booth 240 l The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Stade will be presenting automation solutions on a 1:1 scale for sustainable rail vehicle construction for the first time as part of the leading International Trade Fair for Transport Technology from September 20 to 23, 2022 in Berlin, Germany.

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  • © Fraunhofer IFAM

    Powder-based laser beam melting (LPPF) is probably the best-known AM process and has great potential for industrial applications. But how can the limited range of materials for this process be circumvented and the market potential further expanded? This question was addressed by the IWM of RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer IFAM in the "LPBF powder kit" project funded by the AiF. The result was the development of a sustainable solution for the individual and robust processing of metal powder blends, so that the user can cover the desired material properties with a small selection of metal powders and flexibly adjust the alloys.

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    ILA 2022 l Hall 4 l Booth 350 - The Automation and Production Technology experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Stade will be presenting automation solutions for sustainable aircraft construction at the Fraunhofer AVIATION & SPACE booth at the International Aerospace Exhibition in Berlin from June 22 to 26, 2022.

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    ILA 2022 l Hall 4 l Booth 350 – Automation solutions for sustainable aircraft construction with new materials and manufacturing processes from Fraunhofer IFAM in Stade increase efficiency and reduce costs Complex manual steps in aircraft production – such as the assembly of newly developed, weight-reducing thermoplastic integral frames that stiffen the fuselage in the transverse direction – are to be replaced in the future by automated, intelligent, and precise pre-assembly processes, thus not only increasing production rates but also reducing costs.

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  • © Fraunhofer IFAM

    Automation solutions for aircraft construction: Pioneering mobile holding fixture for flexible clamping, alignment, and transport of components reduces the workload of production processes considerably As part of the "UniFix" joint project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), experts in Automation and Production Technology at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Stade, together with cooperation partners and Airbus Operations GmbH (Stade) as an associated project partner, have developed a unique mobile holding fixture. This fixture is able to flexibly accommodate various large components, such as aircraft tail planes and landing flaps, in a wide variety of types up to eight meters in length, and to align and transport them accurately and sustainably in terms of shape.

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  • Use of inline hyperspectral cameras for reliable detection of paint buildup in the aerospace industry
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    With the newly opened »Center for Networked Surface and Coating Technology«, Fraunhofer IFAM is researching the digital future of surface treatment using machine learning. On more than 750 square meters of technical center space with state-of-the-art equipment, the institute combines its expertise in the fields of cleaning, pretreatment, coating, and quality assurance for the automated processing of small and large structures. The central development goals here are fully automated process chains for robotguided mobile and inline applications for series use.

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