Research & Development

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Steffen Klein (l.) and Christopher Schnur, research assistants in the group led by Andreas Schütze, are currently conducting research into the new system. © Oliver Dietze

 
12/11/2020 – Smart machine maintenance

Smart machine maintenance

New AI system also detects unknown faults

A new maintenance system is helping to make sensors smart. A research team led by Professor Andreas Schütze of Saarland University is combining artificial ... By  Jörg Dambock
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Fig. 1: Cellular metals from wire developed at the ITM of TU Dresden. © ITM, TU Dresden, Mirko Krziwon

 
24/09/2020 – Weaving technology

Weaving technology

Woven cellular metals made of wires

A team of researchers at the TU Dresden has succeeded in producing three-dimensional cellular metals from wires with the help of weaving technology. The ... By  Jörg Dambock
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The DC Laboratory at Fraunhofer IPA tests components for converting production plants to direct current. Electronic power converters and a stationary battery storage system at Fraunhofer IISB. © © Fraunhofer IPA/Rainer Bez

 
22/09/2020 – Powered by direct current

Powered by direct current

DC smart grids for production halls

Most production plants today are still powered by alternating current. In the long term, however, research teams from the Fraunhofer Institutes for Manufacturing ... By  Jörg Dambock
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Smart factory: Trumpf and Fraunhofer IPA have formed a research alliance that is set to run until 2025. Their goal is to create industry-ready AI solutions for sheet-metal manufacturing. © Trumpf

 
10/08/2020 – Research alliance

Research alliance

Artificial intelligence for industrial use

The Stuttgart-based Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA and the high-tech company Trumpf have formed a research alliance ... By  Jörg Dambock
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The new electro-pulse plant developed at the Institute for Processing Machines (IAM) of the TU Freiberg in the joint project “ELIZE” enables a particularly ... By  Jörg Dambock
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Many modern plastic materials do not come without added flame protection. When developing new plastic compositions of this kind, the aim is to achieve ... By  Jörg Dambock