Fraunhofer IWS

Fraunhofer IWS

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6th Workshop "Lithium sulfur batteries"

November 6 - 7, 2017, Dresden

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10th International Laser Symposium & International Symposium »Tailored Joining«

February 27 - 28, 2018, International Congress Center Dresden

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Ablation and Cutting

The laser as a tool for cutting and ablation

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The laser as a tool for micro processes and surface functionalization

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New technologies for the joining of metallic and nonmetallic materials

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Thermal Surface Technology

Holistic approach for material, process and system technologies

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Additive Manufacturing and Printing

Symbiosis between coating technology and materials know-how

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Chemical Surface and Reaction Technology

New technologies improve the functionality of surfaces

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PVD and Nanotechnology

New coating systems to develop new application areas

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



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Industrial Workshop "Thin, Organic and Large Area Electronics Technologies" (TOLAE 2017)
October 24 - 25, 2017, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Workshop "Advanced porous materials for Industry: Metal Organic Frameworks, porous Polymers and beyond"
Nov 2, 2017, Delft, Netherlands

6th Workshop "Lithium-Sulfur-Batteries"
Nov 6 - 7, 2017, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

10th International Laser Symposium & International Symposium "Tailored Joining" 2018
Feb 27 - 28, 2018, ICC Dresden

Traide fair participations

Schweißen & Schneiden
September 25 - 29, 2017, Düsseldorf

Materialsweek Dresden
September 27 - 29, 2017, Dresden

October 23 - 26, 2017, Dresden

HK 2017 - 73rd HeatTreatmentCongress
October 25 - 27, 2017, Köln

November 14 - 17, 2017, Frankfurt / Main

Highlights from research and development

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

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Fraunhofer IWS is going to present novel coating solutions at the tradeshow EMO Hannover 2017

The Fraunhofer IWS introduces two new coating solutions at the EMO Hannover 2017. The Dresden scientists present the diamond-like carbon coating “Diamor®” and a new concept for the fabrication of hard wear-protecting coatings with a thickness of more than 100 micrometers.

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"MuReA" provides quick and large-scale laser applications

The Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS developed the novel remote system concept (MuReA) for quick, flexible and efficient laser processing tasks. IWS scientists combined laser remote systems, spindle drives and high performance beam sources with each other. As a result, this novel laser system enables large-scale, flexible and quick processing tasks for materials such as aluminum, stainless steel as well as fiber reinforced polymers. Working areas of up to one square meter can be processed at a laser beam speed of up to 10 meters per second. In particular, the automotive and the aerospace industry will benefit from possible applications.

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Hyperspectral imaging for 100%-inspection of surfaces and films

The hyperspectral imaging technology (HIS) perfectly meets the aspiration “to see more than the eye allows”. This novel camera technology enables to image light not only in a spatial but additionally in spectral resolution. To get dedicated sample information, it is now possible to analyze up to thousand spectral bands whereas formerly only three spectral bands (RGB) could be used. Fraunhofer IWS scientists have developed an integrated HSI solution, which implements the po-tential of the HSI technology into reliable hard- and software. The IWS technolo-gy is highly suitable for applications in the fields of surface and film inspection. Fraunhofer IWS will present the measuring system imanto® obsidian at the tradeshow LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich.

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A new welding head – remoweld®FLEX – for high frequency laser material processing of difficult to weld materials

Due to digitalized product development and cross-linked manufacturing cycles development periods have been radically shortened. Rapid product change requires from manufacturers and suppliers a high rate of flexibility, so that customized and cost-optimized solutions can be offered. For the development of new laser welding technologies individualized processes tailored for specific materials and products need to be combined with innovative hardware concepts. For the welding of difficult to weld materials a new high frequency beam oscillation welding head with integrated process monitoring – the remoweld®FLEX – has been developed, which is going to be presented at the industrial trade fair LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich.

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