Technologies for automobile production

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Frankfurt am Main / 20.-22.11.2017

HYPERMOTION

The new specialized fair for the traffic system of tomorrow - with a presentation of the Automobile Production Alliance at the accompanying conference. 

Business Units

 

Planning, Control, Logistics

... strategy, technologies, processes, production systems, logistics, SCM, information systems and much more.

 

Powertrain and Running Gear

...from battery/tank to wheels, including pollutant emission. 

 

Car Body

...from coil to finish, including suppliers. 

 

Interior

...inner lining, seats, cockpit... 

 

Vehicle Assembly

...from concept to implementation. 

 

Electric Mobility

...strategy and concepts. 

The Fraunhofer Automobile Production Alliance pools the expertise of 15 institutes, who collectively provide the automotive industry with a competent single-source partner for its needs in research and development. The complementary effect achieved by combining the individual institutes' key areas of research makes it possible to generate rapid, integrated and sustainable innovations along the entire process chain of vehicle manufacturing – from the planning stage right through to the finished vehicle.

Press releases of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft

6.10.2017

Janis Eitner the new Head of Communications at Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Since October 1, 2017, Janis Eitner has been appointed Head of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's Communications Department. Mr. Eitner is also the press spokesman and reports directly to the President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Prof. Reimund Neugebauer.

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2.10.2017

A second life for recovered wood

Most waste wood today is either used for heating or chipped to produce particle boards. The aim of the EU-funded CaReWood (Cascading Recovered Wood) project is to reuse this secondary raw material several times over – for example in house-building or to make furniture. Fraunhofer researchers have discovered that it is possible to salvage large pieces for wood and recycle them without any loss of quality. The necessary methods for detecting and removing contaminants are being investigated in this project.

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2.10.2017

Higher processor performance with microchannel cooler

One of the limiting factors for the computing power of processors is the operating temperature. As part of the CarriCool project under the aegis of IBM, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a new, effective cooling method: By integrating microchannels into the silicon interposer it is for the first time possible to cool high-performance processors from the underside as well. As a result, this innovation can achieve a significant increase in performance. Moreover, the scientists have integrated passive components for voltage regulators, photonic ICs and optical waveguides into the interposer.

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2.10.2017

Detecting impurities on 3D components

Impurities adhering to the surface of components can cause problems in later stages of the production process – or even make the entire component useless. A new fluorescence scanner developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM allows specialists to inspect metallic parts for residues of grease, machining chips and cleaning agents – for every single item in production cycle.

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