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

21.6.2017

Bug-proof communication with entangled photons

Due to the rapidly growing processing power of computers, conventional encryption of data is becoming increasingly insecure. One solution is coding with entangled photons. Fraunhofer researchers are developing a quantum coding source that allows the transport of entangled photons from satellites, thereby making an important step in the direction of tap-proof communication. In addition to the quantum source, researchers from various Fraunhofer institutes will be presenting other exciting optoelectronic exhibits at the LASER World of Photonics trade fair in Munich from June 26 - 29, 2017 (Hall A2, Booth 431 and Hall B3, Booth 327).

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19.6.2017

Climate satellite: Tracking methane with robust laser technology

Heatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This is made possible by a new robust laser system of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, which achieves unprecedented measurement accuracy.

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6.6.2017

Fraunhofer Singapore founded – well ahead of the trend towards internationalization

Twenty years ago, the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD in Darmstadt, Germany took the bold step to form ties with Singapore. Back then, not many research institutions were thinking about internationalization, but this courage has paid off. A small project group in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) evolved into the Fraunhofer Project Center for Interactive Digital Media in 2010. And now this center has become the first legally independent subsidiary in Asia – “Fraunhofer Singapore.”

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1.6.2017

The strength test

Wind turbines rise into the sky on enormous feet. To ensure these giants can reliably generate electricity for many years to come, the iron processing industry must manufacture their massive components in a stable, resource-saving and yet cost-effective way. However, material inclusions such as dross are often unavoidable while casting. Fraunhofer researchers are currently working to detect and analyze such material defects.

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