Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

Hot patterns in cold space

Fraunhofer IWS prints heaters for space flight

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Clean without scrubbing and using chemicals

Dresden scientists develop self-cleaning aluminum surface

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"IWShield": Shielding droplets effectively and easily

Laser remote cutting of innovative face shields

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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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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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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.

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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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Webinar 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 Conference on Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
Jun 28–30, 2021, ICC Dresden

International Laser Symposium
Dec 6–8, 2021, ICC Dresden

ISAM 2021
Dec 2021, ICC Dresden

Trade fair participations


PSE 2020

Sep 6–11, 2020, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

MOF 2020
Sep 20–23, 2020, Dresden

BMT 2020
Sep 29–Oct 1, 2020, Leipzig

AIRTEC 2020
Oct 12–14, 2020, Munich

HK 2020 - 76. HärtereiKongress
Oct 20–22, 2020, Köln

EuroBLECH
Oct 27–30, 2020, Hannover

formnext
Nov 10–13, 2020, Frankfurt / Main

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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25.6.2020

Hot patterns in cold space

Building satellites and spaceships is anything but cheap. One reason is the fact that cosmic technology must be designed far more fail-safe than on earth. In space, even minimal problems such as an iced battery can lead to dramatic consequences. The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden has therefore now developed special reliable thin ceramic-silver heaters for Airbus. These can be continuously and automatically printed onto tubes and other highly complex-shaped components.
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27.5.2020

Clean without scrubbing and using chemicals

Dresden scientists have developed a self-cleaning metallic surface. A project team of the Technische Universität Dresden and the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS structured an aluminum plate with a laser process in such a way that water droplets can roll at its surface and thus remove dirt particles – completely without chemical cleaning agents or additional effort. The scientific evidence of the self-cleaning effect has been published in the journal “Applied Surface Science”.
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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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