Less animal experiments on the horizon: Multi-organ chip awarded
Dresden Fraunhofer engineers have developed a so-called
"multi-organ chip". This microsystem from the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden, which has now received an "EARTO Innovation Award" in Brussels, simulates the blood circulation and the organs of animals or humans.
Micro energy harvesters for the Internet of Things
Thin organic layers provide machines and equipment with new functions. They enable, for example, tiny energy recuperators. In future, these will be installed on pipes or other surfaces in order to convert waste heat into electricity. The experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden use ink based on conductive polymers for this purpose.
(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.
Additive Manufacturing and Laser Welding Solutions presented at IMTS Chicago 2018
(Dresden, August 31, 2018) The Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS Dresden will present solutions for Additive Manufacturing and laser welding at IMTS Chicago 2018. The German engineers will show a rocket engine with aerospike nozzle for space travel, the "smart head" COAXwire 4.0 for laser build-up welding and the modular laser welding optics concept remoweld®FLEX together with Arnold Ravensburg.