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Hyperspectral imaging for 100%-inspection of surfaces and films

Fraunhofer IWS scientists have developed an integrated HSI solution, which implements the po-tential of the HSI technology into reliable hard- and software. The IWS technolo-gy is highly suitable for applications in the fields of surface and film inspection.


Fraunhofer creates new group for innovation research

With the new Fraunhofer Group for Innovation Research, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft aims to strengthen its future role in research, technology and innovation policy dialogue with industry, politics and society, thus further cementing its position as a leading player in the German innovation arena.


Aachen Center for 3D Printing: Official launch of the world’s largest SLM facility

On June 1, 2017, the Aachen Center for 3D printing, the Aachen University of Applied Sciences and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT  officially opened the world’s largest SLM facility.   


Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd. and the Fraunhofer ICT will collaborate in the development of composite materials for innovative functional and structural engine parts


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

In recent years at Fraunhofer IFAM, a new type of joining technology has been developed for various types of hybrid joints in high pressure die casting. In comparison with conventional joining techniques, the cast parts have advantages in package size, lower weight, and galvanic isolation.

"Recent facts about photovoltaics in Germany" by Fraunhofer ISE