Research & Development

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Fig. 1: Examples of wire-based stent implants. © ITA

 
18/11/2022 – Flexible, compatible and future-proof

Flexible, compatible and future-proof

Wire-based stent implants

The demand for stent implants for treatment is increasing in line with the number of cases. At the same time, the areas of application are becoming increasingly ... By  Jörg Dambock
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Bernd Langer and Martin Kipfmüller at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences have developed a method for the automated production and assembly of cable harnesses. © Hochschule Karlsruhe

 
25/08/2022 – Research and development

Research and development

Automated production of cable harnesses

Cable harnesses are among the few parts that still have to be manufactured or processed by hand, especially in automotive and consumer goods production. ... By  Jörg Dambock
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For the first time, simultaneous processing of powder and wire in various combinations becomes possible thanks to “Coax quattro”. © IWS

 
12/05/2022 – Resilient laser cladding with high-power laser

Resilient laser cladding with high-power laser

Simultaneous processing of powder and wire

High-power diode lasers with outputs of ten or more kilowatts open new application scenarios for laser cladding. Particularly sustainable and resource-efficient ... By  Jörg Dambock
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Not a nocturnal comet shower, rather image areas (red) in the bainite phase found to be relevant by the model. © Fraunhofer IWM

 
22/03/2022 – Automated image analysis method

Automated image analysis method

On the way to fully automated steel analysis

To ensure that steel delivers what it promises, its microstructure is analyzed in detail to detect weak points during early stages. Today, this is largely ... By  Jörg Dambock
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Fig. 1: Tensile properties and metallographic fractography of an aluminium-based alloy with zinc, magnesium and copper after aging for 24 hours at 120°C. a) Engineering stress–strain curves of uncharged and hydrogen-charged samples. b and c) Electron imaging of an intergranular crack of the hydrogen-charged alloy subjected to tensile fracture. © MPIE

 
17/03/2022 – Research results of the Max-Planck-Institute for Iron Research

Research results of the Max-Planck-Institute for Iron Research

How hydrogen behaves in aluminium alloys

Due to its low density, high strength, and abundance, aluminium and its alloys are widely used for example in constructions, consumer electronics and for ... By  Jörg Dambock
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An illustration showing the strange metal phase and charge density waves. © Chalmers

 
01/11/2021 – High temperature superconductors

High temperature superconductors

Making the strange metal state in even stranger

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have uncovered a striking new behavior of the “strange metal” state of high temperature superconductors. ... By  Jörg Dambock
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In the MEDUSA project, a rapid charging station for heavy vehicles and passenger cars with a capacity of 3 megawatts is being developed. The development of an intelligent high-performance charging infrastructure is an essential building block for the complete electrification of heavy vehicles and buses. © AIT/GettyImages/Chesky_W, modified.

 
07/10/2021 – Fast charging station and suitable infrastructure

Fast charging station and suitable infrastructure

Ultrafast-fast charging for heavy vehicles

The decarbonisation of transport is an essential building block for achieving climate targets. The complete electrification of heavy vehicles and buses ... By  Jörg Dambock