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

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CleanFuse Binder, stainless steel metal powder and 3D printed parts before (right) and after (left) sintering.
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Working with the ExOne Innovent+ at Fraunhofer IFAM.
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View into the printing process with the ExOne Innovent+.

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CleanFuse Binder, stainless steel metal powder and 3D printed parts before (right) and after (left) sintering.

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Working with the ExOne Innovent+ at Fraunhofer IFAM.

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View into the printing process with the ExOne Innovent+.

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Parts produced by metal binder jetting before (left) and after (right) sintering.
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With the new X1 25Pro from ExOne, Prof. Frank Petzoldt and his team want to investigate pilot and pre-series production of components using metal binder jetting.

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Parts produced by metal binder jetting before (left) and after (right) sintering.

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With the new X1 25Pro from ExOne, Prof. Frank Petzoldt and his team want to investigate pilot and pre-series production of components using metal binder jetting.

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Clean Sky 2 – ACCLAIM: Efficient installation of lighter sidewalls and hand luggage compartments through automation

Der für das Projekt Clean Sky 2 – ACCLAIM in Stade entwickelte Flugzeugrumpf-Demonstrator im 1:1-Maßstab mit Plattform und Transportlift (linker Bildrand).
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The 1:1 scale aircraft fuselage demonstrator with platform and transport lift (left edge of image) developed for the Clean Sky 2 – ACCLAIM project in Stade.
Clean Sky 2 – ACCLAIM l Automatisierte Montage: Hochpräzise Positionierung eines leichten Handgepäckfachs (Hatrack) an die Flugzeugstruktur mittels neu entwickeltem Hatrack-Roboter im Flugzeugrumpf-Demonstrator.
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Clean Sky 2 – ACCLAIM l Automated assembly: high-precision positioning of a lightweight hand luggage compartment (hatrack) to the aircraft structure using a newly developed hatrack robot in the aircraft fuselage demonstrator.
Clean Sky 2 – ACCLAIM l Die gewichtsparenden Handgepäckfächer und Kabinenseitenwände nach der automatisierten Montage im Flugzeugrumpf-Demonstrator.
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Clean Sky 2 – ACCLAIM l The weight-saving luggage compartments and cabin sidewalls after automated assembly in the aircraft fuselage demonstrator.

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The 1:1 scale aircraft fuselage demonstrator with platform and transport lift (left edge of image) developed for the Clean Sky 2 – ACCLAIM project in Stade.

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Clean Sky 2 – ACCLAIM l Automated assembly: high-precision positioning of a lightweight hand luggage compartment (hatrack) to the aircraft structure using a newly developed hatrack robot in the aircraft fuselage demonstrator

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Clean Sky 2 – ACCLAIM l The weight-saving luggage compartments and cabin sidewalls after automated assembly in the aircraft fuselage demonstrator

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Morten Voß receives award for best presentation at the International Conference on Structural Adhesive Bonding 2021

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Morten Voß receives award at the Structural Adhesive Bonding 2021 conference for presenting his research results on "Validation and numerical investigations of Curie-supported accelerated curing using inductive heating"

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Morten Voß receives award at the Structural Adhesive Bonding 2021 conference for presenting his research results on "Validation and numerical investigations of Curie-supported accelerated curing using inductive heating".

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Fraunhofer IFAM spin-off receives CE Mark for medical device for effective removal of kidney stones

Das Kernteam der Purenum GmbH: Dr. Sebastian Stößlein, Manfred Peschka, Prof. Dr. Ingo Grunwald (v. l. n. r.)
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The core team of Purenum GmbH: Dr. Sebastian Stößlein, Manfred Peschka, Prof. Ingo Grunwald (f. l. t. r.)
Greifen und Entfernen der in »mediNiK®« eingebetteten Nierensteinfragmente. Große Darstellung: Animation der eingebetteten Nierensteinfragmente. Kleine Darstellung im Kreis rechts oben: Sicht des operierenden Urologen durch die Kamera des Endoskops.
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Gripping and removal of the kidney stone fragments embedded in "mediNiK®". Large illustration: Animation of the embedded kidney stone fragments. Small representation in the circle at the top right: View of the operating urologist through the camera of the endoscope.

 

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The core team of Purenum GmbH: Dr. Sebastian Stößlein, Manfred Peschka, Prof. Ingo Grunwald (f. l. t. r.)

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Gripping and removal of the kidney stone fragments embedded in "mediNiK®". Large illustration: Animation of the embedded kidney stone fragments. Small representation in the circle at the top right: View of the operating urologist through the camera of the endoscope

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Fire-resistant and bio-based fiber-reinforced composites for structural lightweight design in ships

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Project logo GreenLight
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Starting materials for the development of fire-resistant and bio-based fiber composites for structural lightweight design in ships
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Fire-resistant and bio-based fiber composites have great potential, especially for structural lightweight design in cruise ships

 

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Starting materials for the development of fire-resistant and bio-based fiber composites for structural lightweight design in ships

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Fire-resistant and bio-based fiber composites have great potential, especially for structural lightweight design in cruise ships

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Development of novel protective coatings to ensure the reliability of electronic components

Design of a novel coating system to protect against corrosion and improve the durability of electronic components
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Design of a novel coating system to protect against corrosion and improve the durability of electronic components
Coating of an electronic component to improve durability and functional safety
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Coating of an electronic component to improve durability and functional safety
Selective nanocoating using atmospheric pressure plasma to protect electronic components from corrosion
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Selective nanocoating using atmospheric pressure plasma to protect electronic components from corrosion

 

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

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Coating of an electronic component to improve durability and functional safety

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Selective nanocoating using atmospheric pressure plasma to protect electronic components from corrosion

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Intelligent robots for targeted combating of viruses and bacteria

Im Projekt MobDi werden Desinfektionsroboter sowohl für den Einsatz in Gebäuden als auch in Verkehrsmitteln entwickelt.
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In the “MobDi” project, disinfection robots are being developed for use both in buildings (left side) and in public transport (right side).

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In the “MobDi” project, disinfection robots are being developed for use both in buildings (left side) and in public transport (right side). 

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Automated pre-assembly of CFRP integral frames for aircraft construction

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The positioning and drilling end effector developed by Fraunhofer IFAM in Stade during the automated positioning of a cleat on the integral frame.
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The automation environment developed by the experts for Automation and Production Technology at Fraunhofer IFAM with the portal and the connected positioning and drilling end effector as well as the frame elevation for automated positioning and drilling of the cleat on the integral frame.

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The positioning and drilling end effector developed by Fraunhofer IFAM in Stade during the automated positioning of a cleat on the integral frame.

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The automation environment developed by the experts for Automation and Production Technology at Fraunhofer IFAM with the portal and the connected positioning and drilling end effector as well as the frame elevation for automated positioning and drilling of the cleat on the integral frame.

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Fraunhofer IFAM develops twofold infection protection for implants

Hip stem demonstrator with hybrid coating along the shaft.
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Hip stem demonstrator with hybrid coating along the shaft.
Electron micro-scope image of osteoblast-like cells (MG-63) on the hybrid coating.
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Electron micro-scope image of osteoblast-like cells (MG-63) on the hy-brid coating.

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Hip stem demonstrator with hybrid coating along the shaft.

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Electron microscope image of osteoblast-like cells (MG-63) on the hybrid coating.

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Analysis system enables targeted investigation of antiviral surfaces for material developers

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Sample preparation for the evaluation of antiviral surfaces.
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Testing the effectiveness of antiviral surfaces by means of quantitative real-time PCR analysis (qPCR) at Fraunhofer IFAM.

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Sample preparation for the evaluation of antiviral surfaces.

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Testing the effectiveness of antiviral surfaces by means of quantitative real-time PCR analysis (qPCR) at Fraunhofer IFAM.

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Modelling of statistical influences of microdefects for a reliable production of casting components

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.
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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.

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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.

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Adhesive bonding technology supports circular economy and life cycle assessments - New study by Fraunhofer IFAM

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The study "Circular economy and adhesive bonding technology" by Fraunhofer IFAM describes the role of adhesive bonding technology in the context of the circular economy and classifies it in the political framework conditions from a global and European perspective.
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The study "Circular economy and adhesive bonding technology" by Fraunhofer IFAM describes the technological potential of adhesive bonding technology for a sustainable use of resources.

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The study "Circular economy and adhesive bonding technology" by Fraunhofer IFAM describes the role of adhesive bonding technology in the context of the circular economy and classifies it in the political framework conditions from a global and European perspective.

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The study "Circular economy and adhesive bonding technology" by Fraunhofer IFAM describes the technological potential of adhesive bonding technology for a sustainable use of resources.

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ILA Goes Digital – Automation & Production Technology for Adaptable Aircraft Production

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Automated installation of aircraft cabin side walls – Clean Sky2 – ACCLAIM project
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Mobile robotic system from Fraunhofer IFAM l Stade for high-precision machining processes in aircraft construction – MBFast18 project
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Automated adhesive film application and stringer integration for aircraft construction from Fraunhofer IFAM l Stade – AutoGlare project

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Automated installation of aircraft cabin side walls – Clean Sky2 – ACCLAIM project

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Mobile robotic system from Fraunhofer IFAM l Stade for high-precision machining processes in aircraft construction – MBFast18 project

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Automated adhesive film application and stringer integration for aircraft construction from Fraunhofer IFAM l Stade – AutoGlare project 

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45 meters draught: Test Center for Maritime Technologies puts research area off Helgoland in the North Sea into operation

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Test Center for Maritime Technologies puts research area off Helgoland in the North Sea into operation.
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Underwater robotics in the test field for maritime technologies.

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Test Center for Maritime Technologies puts research area off Helgoland in the North Sea into operation.

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Underwater robotics in the test field for maritime technologies.

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Die cast aluminum coils for efficient electric motors

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An aluminum coil produced using high-pressure die casting with seven windings and a conductor height of approx. 1.5 mm.
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Illustration of a coil arrangement within a pedelec motor with copper coils (top) and an identical motor with cast aluminum coils (bottom).

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An aluminum coil produced using high-pressure die casting with seven windings and a conductor height of approx. 1.5 mm.

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Illustration of a coil arrangement within a pedelec motor with copper coils (top) and an

identical motor with cast aluminum coils (bottom).

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SAE International in the USA awards the Wright Brothers Medal to Fraunhofer IFAM researchers

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At the Aerotech Americas Congress 2019 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, the President of SAE International Dr. h.c. Paul Mascarenas, B.Sc., (on the left) presented Dipl.-Ing. Christian Möller of Fraunhofer IFAM, Stade, Germany, with the Wright Brothers Medal on behalf of the team of authors.

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At the Aerotech Americas Congress 2019 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, the President of SAE International Dr. h.c. Paul Mascarenas, B.Sc., (on the left) presented Dipl.-Ing. Christian Möller of Fraunhofer IFAM, Stade, Germany, with the Wright Brothers Medal on behalf of the team of authors.

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Release agent-free: ReleasePLAS® technology replaces silicone coating in wax injection molding

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ReleasePLAS® technology: Release agent-free wax injection molding by using a plasma polymer release layer.
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Release agent-free sprayed wax part and cast aluminium coil.

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ReleasePLAS® technology: Release agent-free wax injection molding by using a plasma polymer release layer

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Release agent-free sprayed wax part and cast aluminium coil

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Analog and digital – Automated manufacture and machining of fiber reinforced plastics

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Virtual test run of the process chain for stringer integration into an aircraft fuselage by offline programming of the motion paths of the robots
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The end-effector that will be presented by Fraunhofer IFAM at JEC WORLD 2019 allows automated high-precision placement of adhesive film on, for example, aluminum sheets

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Virtual test run of the process chain for stringer integration into an aircraft fuselage by offline programming of the motion paths of the robots

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The end-effector that will be presented by Fraunhofer IFAM at JEC WORLD 2019 allows automated high-precision placement of adhesive film on, for example, aluminum sheets

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Without Contact Corrosion: Joining Hybrid Components of CFRP and Aluminum

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Holding bracket for aircraft manufacture produced using the hybrid casting technology

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Holding bracket for aircraft manufacture produced using the hybrid casting technology

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New kinematics for milling – customized, high-precision manufacturing

Machining robot Flexmatik.
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Machining robot Flexmatik.

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Machining robot Flexmatik.

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FlexPLAS® release film – release agent free manufacture of FRP components in complex hot press molds

Removal of FlexPLAS® release film from a contaminant-free CFRP component after curing in the hot press.
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Removal of FlexPLAS® release film from a contaminant-free CFRP component after curing in the hot press.

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Removal of FlexPLAS® release film from a contaminant-free CFRP component after curing in the hot press.

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A step towards independence from fossil resources

Lignin is a real alternative to fossil resources in the manufacture of primers and adhesives.
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Lignin is a real alternative to fossil resources in the manufacture of primers and adhesives.

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Lignin is a real alternative to fossil resources in the manufacture of primers and adhesives.

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Fraunhofer Institutes develop non-destructive quality test for hybrid cast components

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Aluminum FRP joint produced by low-pressure die casting.
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Three-dimensional rendering of a crankcase with automatically detected defects.
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CFRP Ultrasound testing.

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Aluminum FRP joint produced by low-pressure die casting.

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Three-dimensional rendering of a crankcase with automatically detected defects.

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CFRP Ultrasound testing.

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Production without release agents

Überprüfung des Vakuumtiefziehens der FlexPLAS®-Trennfolie im Formwerkzeug.

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FlexPlas® release film reduces material costs and increases productivity.

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Dr.-Ing. Gregor Graßl, FlexPlas® Project Leader at Fraunhofer IFAM.

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Soheila Salehi-Schneider, FlexPlas® Project Leader at Infiana.

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Fewer surgeries with degradable implants

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The demonstrator for a suture anchor made of iron-tricalcium phosphate (FE-TCP) is only slightly larger than a match head.

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Fraunhofer IFAM recieves Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Prize 2014: Adhesive bonding with pre-applied adhesives

Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Preis: Dr. Matthias Popp, Prof. Dr. Andreas Hartwig, Dipl-Ing. Andreas Lühring (vlnr) Kleben ohne Klebstoffauftrag - Eine Revolution in der industriellen Verbindungstechnik

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The prize-winning team: Dr. Matthias Popp, Prof. Dr. Andreas Hartwig and Andreas Lühring.

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Aircraft wings that change their shape in flight can help to protect the environment

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Simulation of a flex module.

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Circuits and sensors direct from the printer

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Manufacturing cell for direct-write technologies, integrated into production line for functionalized parts.

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Cylinder featuring functional surfaces acting as sensors.

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Change in droplet size at the boundary between a flame-treated (right) and non flame-treated (left) polypropylene blend.

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