Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

A fast, ecofriendly way of de-icing aircrafts

Surfaces functionalized with lasers

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Annual report 2019/2020 online

Focusing energies

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Detect cell changes faster

Scientists are researching how changes in cell cultures of cartilage and soft tissue can be detected in a cooperative research project.

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Additively manufactured rocket engine features an aerospike nozzle for microlaunchers

Researchers at the Fraunhofer IWS in Dresden and TU Dresden’s aerospace experts developed an additively manufactured rocket engine with an aerospike nozzle for microlaunchers.

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Fine-tuning for additive production

“COAXshield” and “LIsec”: Fraunhofer IWS presents shielding gas nozzle and light scanner for laser powder build-up welding at “formnext” trade fair

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“KaSiLi”: Better batteries for electric cars “Made in Germany”

New thin-film electrodes made of silicon and lithium for the “Research Fab Battery”

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High entropy alloys for hot turbines and tireless metal-forming presses

Symposium in Dresden focuses on a new class of materials

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Heat shields for economical aircrafts

Environmentally friendly: IWS Dresden ceramic coatings can reduce engine exhaust gases

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Clean lungs thanks to laser process exhaustion

“CleanRemote” protects work environment against hazardous micro dust

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11th International Laser Symposium

NEW COLOURS, NEW CHANCES
November 23–25, 2020 in Dresden

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Economical energy storage for the electric car of tomorrow

Dresden dry electrode coating technology allows environmentally friendly battery cell production

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Waterproof thanks to rapid lasers

"remoweld®FLEX" technology by Fraunhofer IWS makes nonweldable materials weldable

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Additive machines discover superalloys

Fraunhofer lighthouse project "futureAM" expected to speed up "additive manufacturing" by a factor ten

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Key component for batteries of the future

Fraunhofer IWS is developing innovative solutions for current challenges of lithium metal anodes

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Economical engines due to less friction

Together with the automotive industry, researchers at the Fraunhofer IWS have been working to develop processes for friction-reducing surfaces of engine components over the past few years. Now, carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced even further by enhancing surface technology.

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

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Reachable in times of Corona

The current situation presents us all with major challenges. At Fraunhofer IWS, all measures are currently being implemented to maintain the best possible operation while minimizing the risk of infection. However, we kindly ask for your understanding, as restrictions are to be expected. Consequently, our employees mainly operate from home.

Please contact your known representatives using the available contact details, preferably by e-mail. Stay healthy!

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

 

Annual report 2019/2020

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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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8th Workshop "Lithium-Sulfur-Batteries"
Jun 18–19, 2020, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

9th International Summer School "Trends and new developments in Laser Technology"
Aug 24–28, 2020, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Workshop "Metal Organic Frameworks" (MOFs)
Sep 24, 2020, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

11th International Laser Symposium
Nov 23–25, 2020, Dresden

International Conference on Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
Jun 28–30, 2021, International Congress Center Dresden

Trade fair participations


Control
May 5–8, 2020, Stuttgart

3D Cell Culture
May 12–14, 2020, Freiburg

JEC World
May 12–14, 2020, Paris, France

ILA Berlin
May 13–17, 2020, Berlin

China International Battery Fair (CIBF)
May 25–27, 2020, Shenzhen, China

FPHS
May 27–28,´2020, Wolfsburg

Hannover Trade Fair
July 13–17, 2020, Hannover

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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2.3.2020

A fast, ecofriendly way of de-icing aircrafts

Ice on an aircraft’s surfaces can be a hazard. It increases drag and fuel consumption, disrupts aerodynamic flows, and decreases lift – which impairs the aircraft’s ability to fly safely. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS, AIRBUS and TU Dresden have developed a laser process that fills two needs with one deed. On one hand, accumulated ice falls off by itself and on the other it takes less heat to de-ice surfaces. Direct Laser Interference Patterning permits surfaces to be structured in ways that effectively repel ice.
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26.2.2020

Detect cell changes faster

Scientists are researching how changes in cell cultures of cartilage and soft tissue can be detected in a cooperative research project of the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau (WHZ), the Fraunhofer Application Center for Surface Technologies and Optical Metrology (AZOM) and the Research Institute of Leather and Plastic Sheets (FILK).
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12.2.2020

Additively manufactured rocket engine features an aerospike nozzle for microlaunchers

Microlaunchers are an alternative to conventional launch vehicles. Able to carry payloads of up to 350 kilograms, these midsized transport systems are designed to launch small satellites into space. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden and TU Dresden’s aerospace experts developed an additively manufactured rocket engine with an aerospike nozzle for microlaunchers. The scaled metal prototype is expected to consume 30 percent less fuel than conventional engines. It will feature prominently at the Hannover Messe Preview on February 12 and in the showcase at booth C18 in hall 16 at the Hannover Messe from April 20 through 24, 2020.
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14.11.2019

Fine-tuning for additive production

Additive manufacturing systems can generate highly complex components, which could not be produced with conventional machine tools or only with great effort. Nevertheless, such industrial 3D printers are far from being standard equipment in factories. This is not just due to the purchase costs, but also to many other challenges. The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden has developed particular solutions and will present them at the “formnext” trade fair in Frankfurt am Main in November 2019. Included here are “COAXshield”, a local molten pool shield for laser powder build-up welding and the “LIsec” analysis device for controlling the powder flow in additive manufacturing processes.
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