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Lasagni awarded with Materials Science and Technology Prize 2017

Prof. Andrés Lasagni from the Institute of Manufacturing Engineering at the “Technische Universität Dresden” and head of the "Center for Advanced Micro-Photonics (CAMP)" at the Fraunhofer IWS received the Materials Science and Technology Prize 2017. Every two years the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) awards the prize to young European materials scientists whose research work contributes significantly to material science and materials engineering.

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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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