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

3.8.2017

Changes to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft executive board

Prof. (Univ. Stellenbosch) Alfred Gossner, executive board member in charge of Finance, Controlling and IT, has informed Prof. Heinz Jörg Fuhrmann, chairman of the senate, that he wishes to step down from the board on December 31, 2017. This decision was made in consultation with Prof. Reimund Neugebauer, president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Prof. Gossner has proposed a flexible transition solution that meets the needs of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

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1.8.2017

Perfect for athletes and health aficionados: the lupine protein beverage

The beverage market in the health, sports and wellness sector is continually coming up with new products. Now, researchers at Fraunhofer have developed a protein-rich drink based on sweet lupines, which tastes sour and refreshing at the same time. And the lupine drink can be produced at any brewery.

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1.8.2017

Smart pump: small but powerful

Particulate matter harms the heart and lungs. In the future, a smartphone with an inbuilt gas sensor could be used to warn of heavy exposure. To help the sensor respond quickly and provide accurate measurements, researchers at Fraunhofer have developed a powerful micro diaphragm pump for delivering ambient air to the sensor.

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1.8.2017

Automated painting of individual pieces

Reductions of 20 percent in paint use, 15 percent in energy consumption and 5 percent in production time – the SelfPaint automated painting system offers significant advantages compared to manual painting operations, which have previously been the preferred option. SelfPaint’s biggest advantage could well be that it is also suitable for painting individual pieces, known in industry as batch size 1.

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