Machines with built-in copy protection (Fraunhofer AISEC)
Pirated goods cost German industry billions, and expensive industrial goods like machining systems are becoming a growing target. Scientists are turning the tables on the forgers by studying their methods and developing anti-counterfeit solutions.
Composites for large-scale manufacturing (Fraunhofer ICT)
Continuous fiber-reinforced composites with thermoplastic matrix resins are very well suited for use in automotive manufacturing. However, to manufacture them is complicated. A new approach now makes it possible to use the injection molding process.
Putting electronic cigarettes to the test (Fraunhofer WKI)
Are e-cigarettes harmful to users? An unresolved question. It’s harder still to judge the danger to bystanders. How many different substances do e-smokers exhale – and what are they? A new study brings light to the shadows.
Copper, gold and tin for efficient chips (Fraunhofer IMS)
With gold, copper or tin and special galvanizing processes, scientists are improving the function of semi-conductors and making the manufacture of microelectronic systems a child‘s play. Especially the LED industry could profit from this.
Keeping ship hulls free of marine organisms (Fraunhofer IWM)
Special underwater coatings prevent shells and other organisms from growing on the hull of ships – but biocide paints are ecologically harmful. Together with the industry, researchers have developed more environmentally-friendly alternatives.
Wireless communication’s crystal ball (Fraunhofer ESK)
By now, wireless connections like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are just as commonplace in industry. Yet systems often interfere with one another as data is being exchanged. Now, “Awair” will not only detect available frequencies but will predict them, too.
Tasty and gluten-free (Fraunhofer IVV)
Cereals are good for you, supplying the body with carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins. Yet some people are intolerant to the gluten protein they contain. Now, researchers are developing new recipes for tasty, gluten-free pasta and pastries.