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Joint Project for Green Mobility “Made in Saxony”

Europe and Saxony support the “Future Mobility” cooperation. The Dresden-based semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies Dresden wants to develop technologies for the mobility of the future together with three medium-sized companies and seven research institutions from Saxony. The European Union and the Free State of Saxony fund the research and development project “Green mobility ‘made in Saxony’ - innovative solutions for future-oriented automotive and industrial applications (Future Mobility)” with around 17.7 million euros. Saxony's Minister of Economic Affairs and Labor, Martin Dulig, symbolically handed the funding decisions to the project partners today at an on-site meeting.
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Fraunhofer IWS Installs Europe’s Unique Industrial 3D Printer

The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden will install a Europe-wide unique industrial 3D printer. The Additive Manufacturing system from manufacturer Farsoon is based on selective laser beam melting in a powder bed. It can produce substantial components with complex geometries from aluminum, titanium, nickel, iron, copper, and other metallic powders layer by layer.
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Intelligent Textiles as Protection against PAH Toxins

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) are considered harmful to health, especially as potential carcinogens. For example, the molecular compounds of carbon and hydrogen atoms can arise in house fires when mattresses, curtains, wooden beams, plastic, or other objects made of organic materials burn. To better protect firefighters from these risks, the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden, together with partners from industry, has laid the groundwork for developing novel anti-PAK protective suits. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the project with 1.24 million euros until December 2023 as part of the “Research for Civil Security” program.
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Laser Cutting Under Water

Given the increasing demand for renewable energy sources, the need for modern dismantling technologies for underwater use is also growing. For example, to bring a wind power plant in the sea up to more power, old steel frames must first be dismantled below sea level to rebuild them later in a larger size. The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden has now found a technological approach to use lasers as particularly efficient, environmentally friendly, and energy-saving cutting tools in water.
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