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  • Research News / 2017

    Self-programming paint booth: Automated painting of individual pieces

    Press Release / 1.8.2017

    Dr. Simone Gramsch mit Vliesstoff
    © Photo ITWM

    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
    © Photo ITWM

    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
    © Photo 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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  • Research News / 2016

    Real environmental data in real time for simulations

    Press Release / 4.4.2016

    Fahrsimulator RODOS mit Baggerkabine in Aktion
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    In computer aided vehicle engineering, you need accurate data on various environmental influences. This is the only way developers can conduct tests that simulate the experience of a real car. At the Hannover Messe, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute are presenting a quick and inexpensive system that collects real data at normal driving speeds and processes this data in real time as fine-grained and coarse-grained data for 3D driving simulations.

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  • ITWM is part of the ExaNeSt project –

    Press Release / 12.2.2016

    Fraunhofer ITWM beteiligt an ExaNeSt
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    As our world turns more complex every day, the requirements concerning the next generation of supercomputers demand IT-solutions that are capable of high volume calculations. So-called Exascale computers have the capability to transform our understanding of the world through advanced simulation and problem solving. They can help to move, process and manage unprecedented volumes of data concerning many areas of our lives including climate change, drug design, energy safety, national security, material science, medicine.

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  • Türhersteller profitiert von Simulationstools
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    Building burglary-resistent doors with thermal insulation is a challenge for manufacturers. Their complex structure provides holes for the flow of air. With scientific simulation methods, Fraunhofer researchers have designed an insulating construction on the computer – without expensive prototypes having to be built.

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  • Research News / 2015

    Simulating technical textiles perfectly

    Press Release / 3.11.2015

    Technische Textilien exakt simulieren
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    Compression bandages, protective jackets and car seat covers have to meet various requirements. Simulations help to improve such technical textiles for their specific application. Fraunhofer researchers are analyzing structures and yarns as well as the contacts between the individual yarns.

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  • Research News / 2015

    Virtual vehicle testing – modeling tires realistically

    Press Release / 2.3.2015

    CDTire/3D-Reifensimulation
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    Manufacturers conduct virtual tests on vehicle designs long before the first car rolls off the assembly line. Simulation of the tires has remained a challenge, however. The software tool »CDTire/3D« from Fraunhofer researchers now models the wheels realistically. The software takes into account the heat that is generated during driving and how the properties of the tires change.

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  • Research News / 2014

    Customized surface inspection

    Press Release / 21.7.2014

    Oberflächeninspektion
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    The quality control of component surfaces is a complex undertaking. Researchers have engineered a high-precision modular inspection system that can be adapted on a customer-specific basis and integrated into the production process.

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