Data platform to increase efficiency, productivity and sustainability on copper alloy materials
The Fraunhofer IMWS wants to provide a platform with data on copper alloy materials along the entire life cycle together with partners. The data, which is linked by means of ontologies, connects material characterization, alloy development, performance and service life through to recycling.
Power electronic components for offshore wind turbines
New components from the chip to the system level, developed by Fraunhofer IMWS and partners, reduce switching losses, improve power density and reliability, and enable a 50 percent increase in service life.
Infrared thermography for analysis of the heat conduction path
Sufficient cooling of heat-sensitive components is essential in many areas of technology, such as LEDs. A patented process developed by the Fraunhofer Application Center (AWZ) for Inorganic Phosphors together with the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences in Soest is designed to help detect and evaluate weak points.
Sound damping systems for cars are developed in a joint research project between ECOPOX GmbH & Co. KG and the Fraunhofer IMWS. They focus on ecological liquid plastic that is to be easy to process and cost-effective.
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.