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  • Mobile Terahertz Technology / 2019

    Plastics: Terahertz Testing with a Handheld Scanner

    Presse Release / 27.2.2019

    Hand-held terahertz sensor
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    Suitable measurement and inspection techniques for process monitoring and quality control are still lacking in some areas of industrial manufacturing. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics in Kaiserslautern have found a promising solution to this challenging problem based on mobile terahertz technology.

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  • EPEEC project / 2018

    Bringing European parallel programming technology to the exascale era

    Press Release / 5.12.2018

    Group photo EPEEC
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    Launched on 1 October 2018, the European EPEEC project (European joint Effort toward a Highly Productive Programming Environment for Heterogeneous Exascale Computing) has received €3.9 M in funding to develop and deploy a production-ready parallel programming environment. This will turn future exascale supercomputers, which will be overwhelmingly heterogeneous, into manageable platforms for application developers in different domains.

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  • Plastic Processing / 2018

    Reliably Simulating Polyurethane Foams

    Press Release / 5.11.2018

    PU-Expansionssimulation mit FOAM
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    Car seats, mattresses and insulation materials are often made of polyurethane foams. The foaming process of the liquid polymer emulsions is complex. Fraunhofer researchers are now able to simulate the foaming behavior and reliably characterize the material. This also works with composite materials in which the plastic foams are combined with textile structures.

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  • Mathematical Fraunhofer Institutes at the Anuga FoodTec / 2018

    MESHFREE: Process Simulation for the Food Industry

    Press Release / 13.3.2018

    Beer Foam
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    With MESHFREE, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM and the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI provide an innovative software product for the mesh-free simulation of physical processes. MESHFREE can simulate a large variety of food technology processes including shaping, homogenizing, injection, kneading, pressing or stirring. At the booth of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, the experts present the software solution in Hall 4.2 E054 / E058.

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  • Ladestation fuer Elektroauto
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    The infrastructure for charging electric vehicles is growing tremendously. By 2025, German automakers want at least 15 percent of their sales to be electric vehicles. Security vulnerabilities, however, plague the charging process. Mathias Dalheimer, an expert at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM, warns that nearly anybody could debit charging costs to the userfriendly but insecure charging card of an unsuspecting user.

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  • Research News / 2017

    Simple, rapid determination of cable properties

    Press Release / 2.11.2017

    MeSOMICS
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    Trying to fit all the necessary cables into a car is anything but an easy task. Simulations can be helpful, but the properties of each cable need to be precisely defined up front. The automated MeSOMICS measurement system enables carmakers, for the first time, to define these parameters simply and rapidly, without having to call on outside experts: a solution that saves time and money.

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  • Research News / 2017

    Self-programming paint booth: Automated painting of individual pieces

    Press Release / 1.8.2017

    Graphische schematische Darstellung des 3D-Scans
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    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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  • Research News / 2017

    Simulation tool for efficient production of non-woven fabrics

    Press Release / 1.3.2017

    Dr. Simone Gramsch mit Vliesstoff
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    Non-woven fabrics are indispensable to everyday life. A Fraunhofer Institute has developed software that makes the production of non-woven products much more efficient and flexible. With the tool FIDYST, it has been possible for the first time to simulate the movement of fibers in turbulent air currents. A real innovation – and the breakthrough in a theory that is over a hundred years old.

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  • Server Nahaufnahme
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    The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM in Kaiserslautern, Germany, is one of thirteen partners from six European countries which are involved in the ExaNoDe (European Exascale Processor Memory Node Design) project.

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  • Team Strahlentherapie nach Maß
    © Dirk Mahler/Fraunhofer

    The Stifterverband Science Prize is awarded for scientific excellence in applied research projects conducted by Fraunhofer Institutes in collaboration with industry and/or other research organizations. Now this prize is given to a group of researchers from Fraunhofer ITWM.

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