Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

Key component for batteries of the future

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

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Fraunhofer IWS - Annual report 2018

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

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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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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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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

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

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11th International Laser Symposium

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

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

 

Annual report 2018

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5th International Workshop »Materials and Quality Assurance«
May 23–24, 2019, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

8th International Summer School "Trends and new developments in Laser Technology"
Aug 26–30, 2019, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Workshop "Advanced porous materials for Industry: Metal Organic Frameworks, porous Polymers and beyond" 
Oct 31, 2019, Paris, France

11th International Laser Symposium

2020, Dresden

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Control
May 7–10, 2019, Stuttgart

International Paris Air Show (SIAE)
Jun 17–23, 2019, Le Bourget, Paris, France

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

V2019
Oct 8–10, 2019, Dresden

FILTECH
Oct 22–24, 2019, Köln

HK 2019
Oct 22–24, 2019, Köln

Blechexpo
Nov 5–8, 2019, Stuttgart

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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3.4.2019

Key component for batteries of the future

Fraunhofer IWS scientists headed by Dr. Holger Althues have developed an innovative process for the cost-efficient production of thin lithium anodes made of molten lithium. In the BMBF-funded “MaLiBa” project, the Dresden Institute is working with the companies hpulcas and SGS as well as with scientists led by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Janek of the Justus Liebig University in Giessen to solve further crucial issues relating to this concept. The most important innovation consists in realizing an anode compound. This contains a few micrometers thick nickel foil with lithium film stabilized by means of protective layers.
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7.3.2019

International award for Christoph Leyens

Dresden materials expert Christoph Leyens has been appointed Adjunct Professor by the renowned RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Leyens is head of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS and director of the Institute for Materials Science at Dresden University of Technology.
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4.3.2019

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. The Dresden Institute is researching in this direction with various partners in the joint project "Prometheus".
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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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