Digitalized and Connected Manufacturing Environment
The Fraunhofer High Performance Center for Networked, Adaptive Production aims to realize the complete connectivity of machines and sensors with the goal of evaluating all recorded production data with intelligent algorithms in real time.
BioEconomy Develops Sustainable Plastics from Biomaterials
In the framework of a research project of the leading-edge BioEconomy cluster, the Fraunhofer IMWS institute developed plastics out of biomass. The researchers obtained sustainable biopolymers on a tall oil basis.
High production costs have been an obstacle to broad implementation of fiber composite materials in industry, until today. A recent project has developed knowledge and skills to enable application of the Open Reed Weaving technique on a large scale.
Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have created Fluoropor, a material that is both transparent and abrasion-resistant and that consists of a fluorinated polymer foam with continuous nano/micro-structure.