Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

Elucidating the Atomic Mechanism of Superlubricity

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institutes IWS and IWM jointly deciphered a universal mechanism of superlubricity for certain diamond-like carbon layers in combination with organic lubricants.

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1st Workshop on Thermal Surface Technologies

January 29, 2019, Dresden

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3rd International Symposium Additive Manufacturing

January 29–31, 2019, Dresden

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Winner of the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018

Prof. Dr. Frank Brückner, Mirko Riede and Dan Roth-Fagaraseanu (Rolls-Royce) has succeeded in increasing the stability of those aircraft engine parts which are subject to stress due to temperature. The IWS process helps to reduce kerosene consumption as well as CO2 emissions.

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ATHENA-Mission

ATHENA aims for the stars with Additive Manufacturing - Optical bench in hybrid manufacturing

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Fraunhofer IWS - Annual report 2017

We inform you about our highlights and exciting laser and surface technology projects from research and industry.

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Fraunhofer IWS

Your compentent partner for all questions in the field of laser and surface technology!

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11th International Laser Symposium & International Symposium »Tailored Joining«

February 11–12, 2020, International Congress Center Dresden

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The Fraunhofer IWS conducts applied research and development in the field of laser and surface technology.

 

Annual report 2017

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Institute brochure, business field broschures, annual reports, product sheets, newsletter and more print products and electronical media for dowload and order

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TST 2019 - 1st Workshop on Thermal Surface Technologies
Jan 29, 2019, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

3rd International Symposium "Additive Manufacturing"

Jan 29–31, 2019, ICC Dresden

International Laser Symposium & International Symposium »Tailored Joining« 2020

Feb 11–12, 2020, ICC Dresden

Trade fair participations


nano tech
Jan 30–Feb 1, 2019, Tokyo, Japan

intec
Feb 5–8, 2019, Leipzig

Battery Japan
Feb 27–Mar 1, 2019, Tokyo, Japan

JEC World
Mar 12–14, 2019, Paris, Frankreich

LOPEC
Mar 20–21, 2019, Munich

Hannover Trade Fair Industry
Apr 1–5, 2019, Hannover

LASER World of PHOTONICS
Jun 24–27, 2019, Munich

THERMPROCESS
Jun 25–29, 2019, Düsseldorf

Materialsweek „Materials For The Future“
Sep 18–20, 2019, Dresden

Highlights from research and development

Success stories of the Fraunhofer IWS with our customers from economy and industry

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden

 

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Latest News

11.1.2019

Elucidating the Atomic Mechanism of Superlubricity

The phenomenon of so-called superlubricity is known, but so far the explanation at the atomic level has been missing: for example, how does extremely low friction occur in bearings? Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institutes IWM and IWS jointly deciphered a universal mechanism of superlubricity for certain diamond-like carbon layers in combination with organic lubricants. Based on this knowledge, it is now possible to formulate design rules for supra lubricating layer-lubricant combinations. The results are presented in an article in Nature Communications, volume 10.
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17.10.2018

Less animal experiments on the horizon: Multi-organ chip awarded

Dresden Fraunhofer engineers have developed a so-called "multi-organ chip". This microsystem from the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden, which has now received an "EARTO Innovation Award" in Brussels, simulates the blood circulation and the organs of animals or humans.
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10.10.2018

Micro energy harvesters for the Internet of Things

Thin organic layers provide machines and equipment with new functions. They enable, for example, tiny energy recuperators. In future, these will be installed on pipes or other surfaces in order to convert waste heat into electricity. The experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden use ink based on conductive polymers for this purpose.
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12.9.2018

Micro fishbones to stop car fuel thirst

Dresden Fraunhofer engineers are working on reducing the fuel consumption of cars by more than a tenth. They use ultra-short laser pulses to generate very fine and friction-reducing fishbone patterns in engines.
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