Fraunhofer IWS

Fraunhofer IWS at IMTS 2018

Manufacturing the future – the evolution of Industrie 4.0 (Chicago, IL, USA / 10.–15.9.2018)

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7th Workshop "Lithium-Sulfur-Batteries"

November 12–13, 2018, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

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3rd International Symposium Additive Manufacturing (ISAM 2019)

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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7th Workshop "Lithium-Sulfur-Batteries"
Nov 12–13, 2018, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

3rd International Symposium "Additive Manufacturing"

Jan 29–31, 2019, ICC Dresden

TST 2019 - 1st Workshop on Thermal Surface Technologies

Jan 29, 2019, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Trade fair participations


PSE
Sep 17–21, 2018, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

IAC
Oct 1–5, 2018, Bremen

HK 2018 - 74rd HeatTreatmentCongress
Oct 16–18, 2018, Köln

EuroBLECH
Oct 23–26, 2018, Hannover

formnext
Nov 13–16, 2018, 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

 

Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

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01277 Dresden

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Latest News

12.9.2018

Micro fishbones to stop car fuel thirst

(Dresden, September 12, 2018) 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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8.8.2018

Lasers make the lotus effect on aircraft

(Dresden, August 8, 2018) Filigree engravings on external surfaces of aircraft are intended to ensure that airflow remains smooth and drag on the aircraft low. For this, engineers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS, the Technische Universität Dresden and Airbus have developed a laser process that produces textured surfaces at high throughput making surface contamination more difficult.
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15.5.2018

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018: Improved efficiency of aircraft engines

The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS 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. In combination with further measures, significant cost savings result during flight operations. The research project was developed in close cooperation with the engine specialist Rolls-Royce. The first engines with the new technology are already in use.
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23.4.2018

With low pressure to the lightweight aircraft

Engineers at the Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS in Dresden have developed an innovative process in cooperation with industrial partners to weld and form modern lightweight parts for aircraft. They present this technology at the International Aerospace Exhibition ILA in Berlin from 25 to 29 April 2018.
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