Combined with local granite or other hard rock, carbon fibers enable completely new construction materials and building materials. Theoretical calculations show that when the carbon fibers are made from algae oil, the production of the innovative materials deprives the atmosphere of more carbon dioxide than is released. One of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) The research project mentioned is intended to further advance these technologies.
Researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Regensburg and Sulzbach are working together with industry partners on a novel analysis method in the "Virosens" project to make the efficacy testing of vaccines more efficient and cost-effective. The method combines electrochemical sensors and biotechnology and for the first time enables a fully automated analysis of the infection status of test cells.
With the Hyperloop It would be possible to drive from Munich to Berlin in half an hour. The concept of a super fast train racing through a tube system was introduced by Elon Musk. 2015 launched Musk the "SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition". Students from all over the world have already competed against each other three times with their prototype for the cabin capsule, the so-called "Pod". Three times the prototype of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) raced fastest. The team has now presented its fourth pod.
Laser Hall B3, booth 335
Robots must be equipped with sensors and software for three-dimensional vision in order to gain a spatial understanding of their environment and to precisely control objects. A research team at Fraunhofer IPMS has been developing and manufacturing microscanner mirrors, known as MEMS scanners, for over 10 years to enable robots to capture objects in the environment similar to human vision.
As part of a joint project with Fraunhofer, Ponticon manufactures additive manufacturing equipment that can be used to produce 3D bodies and metal structures. Thus, the company makes the "Ehla" method of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT usable for commercial series applications.
Control Hall 6, 6301 Stand
For the quality control of large-scale objects from the semiconductor and electronics industry or for the rapid examination of biological samples has the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT developed a high-speed microscope that digitizes samples at up to 500 images per second.