CREAToR project: a Europe-wide consortium aims to create a circular economy by removing hazardous flame retardants from plastic waste and re-using the purified material in high-value application

High volumes of plastic waste – for example from construction and demolition, aeronautics and electronics – pose a huge economic and environmental challenge. While the best option would be to recycle and reuse, the cost of collecting, sorting and purifying these materials is often too high, so they are disposed of via combustion or landfill, Read more about CREAToR project: a Europe-wide consortium aims to create a circular economy by removing hazardous flame retardants from plastic waste and re-using the purified material in high-value application[…]

Fraunhofer LBF and BAM develop faster procedure for flame-retardant plastics

Many modern plastic materials do not come without added flame protection. When developing new plastic compositions of this kind, the aim is to achieve an optimum combination of flame retardancy, processability and mechanical properties. Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF and the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM) have Read more about Fraunhofer LBF and BAM develop faster procedure for flame-retardant plastics[…]

inter airport Europe 2019: The world’s leading airport exhibition presents digitalisation seminar for the first time

inter airport Europe, the International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design and Services, takes place from 8 – 11 October 2019. A total of 658 exhibitors from 39 countries will present their latest developments and solutions for aircraft, passenger and cargo handling, security and airport IT, architectural components as well as ground support equipment at Read more about inter airport Europe 2019: The world’s leading airport exhibition presents digitalisation seminar for the first time[…]

“AI Marketplace”

Together with research institutions and companies, IDSA has successfully won the competition "Artificial Intelligence as a Driver for Ecosystems" of the German Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi). The consortium will develop a digital platform for artificial intelligence with the project "AI Marketplace". The platform focuses on AI in product development. It allows providers, users and Read more about “AI Marketplace”[…]

Individualization of Products in Mass Production: Development of cutting-edge Technology within the Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project »Go Beyond 4.0«

Six Fraunhofer Institutes have demonstrated the individualization of single products in mass production environments by the employment of digital printing and laser technologies. This substantial progress provides completely new opportunities for design and weight reduction by material savings. Six Fraunhofer Institutes (ENAS, IFAM, ILT, IOF, ISC and IWU) have succeeded to manufacture electrical conductor patterns, Read more about Individualization of Products in Mass Production: Development of cutting-edge Technology within the Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project »Go Beyond 4.0«[…]

EXCHAiNGE 2019: Elements of Innovation for Robust and Sustainable Supply Chains

Technology, innovation, collaboration, mobility, sustainability, culture, mindsets: These are key elements of success in an integrated supply chain. Supply chain management and operations experts can learn how to successfully establish such qualities in their networks and ecosystems at EXCHAiNGE, the 7th international supply chain summit on November 26 and 27, 2019. This year’s theme: “Management 4.0—New Read more about EXCHAiNGE 2019: Elements of Innovation for Robust and Sustainable Supply Chains[…]

Electromobility research project successfully completed

A pleasing finish to a valuable research project: The results of the MENDEL project were announced in a series of presentations and a live demonstration at an event to mark the project’s completion held on 4 July 2019 in Braunschweig.  The MENDEL project – which takes its name from a German acronym that roughly translates Read more about Electromobility research project successfully completed[…]

In a joint CogniCrypt transfer project, Fraunhofer IEM and achelos improve the quality for secure software implementation

Veracode published its new State of Software Security Report in January 2019. Producing this report involved analysing over two trillion lines of code over a full year. The results are alarming. More than 85 percent of all applications investigated display at least one weakness, many of which have been occurring for years and often affect Read more about In a joint CogniCrypt transfer project, Fraunhofer IEM and achelos improve the quality for secure software implementation[…]

Piezoelectric Micro Sensors based on aluminum nitride for Industrial Applications

Fraunhofer ENAS develops piezoelectric micro systems using aluminum nitride (AlN). These microsystems contain a high energy density which allows the miniaturization of MEMS and NEMS. Therefore, costs and energy consumption in the fabrication process of the microsystems can be reduced and the areas of application increases. In contrast to the common used lead zirconate titanate Read more about Piezoelectric Micro Sensors based on aluminum nitride for Industrial Applications[…]

Near field measurements with the NFS3000 for electromagnetic characterization of components and systems

As a result of the ever-increasing digitization, there is an enormous increase in electronic devices in the private, public and industrial sectors today. With the »Internet of Everything« and the resulting increase in interconnectivity, data from a wide variety of applications can be linked with each other, promising a gain in usable information. Three major Read more about Near field measurements with the NFS3000 for electromagnetic characterization of components and systems[…]