Novel coating enables hip implants to grow in better and prevents aseptic inflammation

The number of hip prostheses in the EU has risen steadily over the past ten years – most notably in Austria and Germany with 300 implants per 100,000 inhabitants. The frequency of aseptic inflammatory processes between bone and implant, accompanied with loosening of the prosthesis, has increased, resulting in a shortened lifetime of the hip Read more about Novel coating enables hip implants to grow in better and prevents aseptic inflammation[…]

Geothermal drilling: High-power laser weakens and fractures hard rock

Geothermal heat is a renewable energy source, low in emissions and capable of assuming part of the base load in the energy mix. When drilling deep into the earth’s crust, the temperature rises by an average of about three degrees Celsius per 100 meters. However, in deep geothermal drilling the drill bits encounter different materials, Read more about Geothermal drilling: High-power laser weakens and fractures hard rock[…]

More range for electric vehicles: functionalized thermoplastic sandwich components within minutes

In times of impending bans for diesel and generally internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are becoming increasingly interesting for buyers, especially in urban environments. Boosting battery capacities enable longer travels, however driving range of EVs varies especially at low ambient temperatures. Within the EU project “OPTEMUS” (Optimized Energy Management and Use), Read more about More range for electric vehicles: functionalized thermoplastic sandwich components within minutes[…]

Fully equipped, automated laboratory advances for clinical stem cell therapies

Stem cells can offer new hope as a treatment for several serious diseases, including arthritis, diabetic complications, several cancers, liver diseases and more. Today, the production of stem cells is a complex, highly-skilled, and labour-intensive task, with a high risk of contamination or human error. Therefore, the EU funded Horizon 2020 research project “Autostem”, led Read more about Fully equipped, automated laboratory advances for clinical stem cell therapies[…]

ICE Europe 2019: Converting industry faces diverse challenges of sustainability, individual customer demands and new technologies

From 12 – 14 March 2019, the converting industry will gather for the 11th edition of ICE Europe, the World’s Leading Exhibition for Paper, Film & Foil Converting, at the Munich Trade Fair Centre in Germany. This year’s ICE Europe will be bigger than ever. With 11,500 m2 net floor space, the booked stand space has grown by Read more about ICE Europe 2019: Converting industry faces diverse challenges of sustainability, individual customer demands and new technologies[…]

LogiMAT 2019 – First-hand logistics software

At the 17th annual LogiMAT, the software industry is turning to the key trends of system integration and data analytics with products to help achieve digital transformation and manage streamlined processes. Increasingly, this involves methodologies and procedures of artificial intelligence, including machine learning and neural network integration. What will the future bring? The omnipresent theme of Read more about LogiMAT 2019 – First-hand logistics software[…]

8th Advances in Rotor Blades for Wind Turbines International Conference

From 8 – 11 April 2019  experts from major industry players such as Vestas, DNV GL, Siemens Gamesa, Fraunhofer IWES, Winfoor AB, EUROS, Nabrawind, We4Ce, DTU Mechanical Engineering, Cartflow, ORE Catapult, ETA Blades, TPI Composites, Eunice Group and many more will meet in Bremen, Germany and join 4 days conference, 7 interactive workshops and numerous Read more about 8th Advances in Rotor Blades for Wind Turbines International Conference[…]

Fire protection for buildings

Depending on the size, condition and intended use of a building, the authorities and insurance companies have different requirements. Large-scale and fatal fires in recent years show that the measures taken so far are not sufficient. There are numerous possi-bilities to increase safety through fire protection, both in the construction of new buil-dings and the Read more about Fire protection for buildings[…]

Manufacturing the next generation of aircraft seats: healthier, lighter, cost-effective and recyclable

HAIRMATE, a research and development project carried out by an international consortium, received a grant from the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union to manufacture and test the next generation of aircraft seats: healthier, lighter, cheaper and recyclable. The kick-off meeting is taking place today at Leitat headquarters in Terrassa. The Clean Sky 2 Read more about Manufacturing the next generation of aircraft seats: healthier, lighter, cost-effective and recyclable[…]

Fraunhofer ENAS honored the development of technologies for 3D integration in MEMS applications with the Fraunhofer ENAS Research Award

Dr. Lutz Hofmann received the research award of Fraunhofer ENAS in 2018. With his research results on 3D integration and copper-filled through silicon vias in microsystems, he contributed to the expert status of the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS in Chemnitz as one of the few research institutes in this field. The research Read more about Fraunhofer ENAS honored the development of technologies for 3D integration in MEMS applications with the Fraunhofer ENAS Research Award[…]