Innovative water-based inks for industrial printing
Digital printing is increasingly important in industrial production due to its higher cost-effectiveness, flexibility and speed. However, printing on industrial products poses special challenges for the inks used in the process. In the project "Innovative Printing Inks for Industrial Digital Printing” (InDiPrint) the Fraunhofer IMWS in cooperation with Printing Inks Technology GmbH (PIT GmbH) worked on the development and comprehensive evaluation of high-performance printing inks for industrial digital printing.
Eco-Rudder — More sustainble rudders for short and medium range aircraft
EconCore works with Airbus, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Fraunhofer on a new technology for a more sustainable type of rudder for short and medium-range aircraft, based on thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich composites.
Novel method for characterizing nanometer-sized defects in GaN semiconductors
The Fraunhofer IMWS along with 79 partners from 14 countries have joined forces in the EU-funded project "iRel 4.0" (Intelligent Reliability 4.0) to find solutions to improve the reliability of electronic components and systems along the entire value chain.
Digital twin can reduce operating costs of solar parks
In their joint “VR4PV” project, the Fraunhofer CSP, the Fraunhofer IFF, DENKweit GmbH and Dexor Technology GmbH conducted research on how to reduce the operating costs of solar parks and thus generate solar energy more cost-effectively in the future. Using a digital twin, novel measurement methods and machine learning, the research partners succeeded in optimising the operational management of photovoltaic parks.
Innovative structural components with adapted electronics for e-vehicles
The Fraunhofer IMWS is joining forces with eleven other partners in the interdisciplinary project “InThElekt”. The consortium is conducting research on the manufacturing of innovative lightweight vehicle structures with integrated electronic components for e-vehicles. Using thermoplastic composite sandwich technology and innovative cooling concepts based on novel potting materials, the aim is to reduce vehicle weight and fuel consumption while integrating functions and increasing component reliability.
New Methods for Reliable Electronics: Experts Discuss New Trends and Approaches in Microelectronics in Halle (Saale)
At this year's tenth CAM workshop of the Fraunhofer IMWS on April 25 and 26, 2023, international experts from the electronics industry and analytical equipment manufacturers will discuss technological challenges, new approaches and future requirements in failure analysis and material characterization of electronic components and systems.
Power semiconductors made of gallium nitride increase energy efficiency and save resources
In the EU-funded project "UltimateGaN", 26 partners from nine European countries conducted joint research on the next generation of gallium nitride (GaN)-based power semiconductors. The consortium of industry and research partners developed compact, cost- and energy-efficient components based on gallium nitride, which open up new possibilities especially in the fields of smart mobility, smart grids and 5G communication.
Bioprinting aims at producing biological or biologically functional tissue in the laboratory. Using a 3D bioprinter, bioink is printed layer by layer to fabricate a complex three-dimensional object. In the future, such biobased 3D structures are to be used, for example, as in vitro test systems in pharmaceutical research and personalized medicine in the production of customized vascular and organ components. Tesearchers at the Fraunhofer IMWS are developing new bioinks that are suitable for various applications.
High-quality elastin for different market segments: Fraunhofer IMWS spin-off takes off as "matrihealth" GmbH
Producing high-purity elastin in medical quality is the founding idea of "matrihealth" GmbH. The spin-off of the Fraunhofer IMWS, known as a founding project under the name of "matriheal" since 2020, now becomes an independent company based in Halle (Saale).
For 30 years, employees of the Fraunhofer IMWS in Halle (Saale) have been conducting research on microstructure diagnostics and design as well as microstructure-based technology development. On November 2, 2022, the institute's anniversary was celebrated at a festive colloquium with guests from business, politics, and science.
New Fraunhofer Innovation Platform for Hydrogen in South Korea
Jointly with Korean scientists, the Fraunhofer IMWS has been conducting research on the import of green hydrogen since 2020. The Fraunhofer Innovation Platform for Hydrogen Energy at the Korea Institute of Energy Technology FIP-H2ENERGY@KENTECH will now provide the foundation for a more enhanced cooperation with partners in South Korea.
We open up new potential for the use of polymers - for example, as lightweight construction materials for the automotive and aviation industry, in efficient tyres or as plastics made of renewable raw materials.