Presswerk 4.0

Making smart data out of big data. Presswerk 4.0 takes data that today is rarely or never evaluated and integrates it using an analysis...

Improved Efficiency Of Aircraft Engines

Combustion chambers of modern aircraft engines produce temperatures of over 2,000 Kelvin during combustion. This value is several hundred degrees above the melting temperatures of the materials used and certain...

The Robot Eye With An All-Round Field Of View

Where am I? Like humans, robots also need to answer that question, while they tirelessly glue, weld or apply seals to workpieces. After all, the production of precision products...

Holographic Measurement Technology At Production Speed

Fault tolerance in automobile production is increasingly diminishing. Until recently, this presented suppliers with a problem: There were no sufficient methods for detecting micro...

Every Drill Bit Counts

Currently, factories work on a principle of one size fits all when it comes to replacing or regrinding tools such as drill bits, milling...

Ultrasensitive Sensors Ensure Optimum Sight Conditions

SPAD sensor chips are implemented in CMOS technology. © Photo Fraunhofer IMS Automotive industry research is strongly focused on technology that enables automated driving. A...

Industrie 4.0 – Virtual Twin Controls Production

“The smart factory is no longer just a trendy buzzword – our digital twin concept is ready for implementation together with industrial partners.” - Prof....

Automated Lightweight Construction Reduces Weight And Costs

Like veins in the human body, copper cables run through the fuselage of aircrafts. They transmit electrical signals for temperature-measuring sensors, LEDs in ceilings or electronic connections...

Real Environmental Data In Real Time For Simulations

Virtual vehicle development is becoming increasingly important. Researchers at Fraunhofer are offering a system that takes into account realistic environmental influences like road surface,...

All-Purpose Talent In Aircraft Manufacturing

In aircraft manufacturing, much of the milling, drilling and assembly is still done by hand. This is because the raw components vary not only in...