Press releases

  • Awards / 2017

    ETS Life’s Work Award for Dr Harald Böttner

    Press Release / 18.10.2017

    Harald Böttner, former head of department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM, was awarded the European Thermoelectric Society’s (ETS) award of honor for his long-standing research activities in the field of thermoelectrics and his commitment to the ETS. The award ceremony took place on the occasion of the ETS annual conference in Padua in September.

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  • Parts2Clean: Inline measuring system / 2017

    Detecting impurities on 3D components

    Press Release / 4.10.2017

    © Fraunhofer IPM

    Impurities adhering to the surface of components can cause problems in later stages of the production process – or even make the entire component useless. A new fluorescence scanner developed by the Fraunhofer IPM allows specialists to inspect metallic parts for residues of grease, machining chips and cleaning agents – for every single item in production cycle. The inline-measuring system will be presented at the Parts2Clean trade show from October 24 to 26, 2017.

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  • © Fraunhofer IPM

    At this year’s »LASER World of PHOTONICS«, Fraunhofer IPM will be presenting its systems for nonlinear-optical frequency conversion. A wavelength »range extender« will be introduced, which makes mid-infrared radiation visible by using fast silicon detectors. Visit Fraunhofer IPM at »LASER World of PHOTONICS« from June 26 to June 29 (Booth B3.327).

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  • © Fraunhofer IPM / Frauhofer IWM

    Fraunhofer IPM has partnered with Fraunhofer IWM to develop a new strain measurement system that combines the advantages of optical and mechanical measuring procedures and dramatically accelerates materials testing. This makes the new system a multifaceted tool for quickly performing material tests. The measurement system will be presented at the 8th International Conference on Low Cycle Fatigue LCF8 in Dresden from June 27–29, 2017.

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  • ”Track and Trace Fingerprint” / 2017

    Component tracking solution via ”fingerprint”

    Press Release / 1.6.2017

    © Fraunhofer IPM

    With its “Track & Trace Fingerprint“ Fraunhofer IPM has developed a marker-free system for tracing mass components — an important tool for production and process optimization in the context of digitized production.

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  • Joseph von Fraunhofer award 2017 / 2017

    Holographic measurement technology at production speed


    © Piotr Banczerowski / Fraunhofer

    Fraunhofer IPM scientists have brought digital holographic measuring technology out of the laboratory and into the production hall, enabling measurement of microstructures at production speed. For their scientific achievements, they received this year’s Joseph von Fraunhofer award.

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  • »SolACES« – nine years on the ISS

    Press Release / 17.3.2017

    © ESA

    SolACES, the solar spectrometer developed by Fraunhofer IPM and installed on the ISS, supplied unique measurement data on solar activity for nine years. As the SOLAR research mission has come to an end, the successful experiment was ceremoniously deactivated on 15 February 2017 at the B.USOC control centre in Brussels.

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  • Mobile Laser Scanning Workshop at Fraunhofer IPM / 2016

    Virtual Worlds: Research Trends in Mobile 3D Data Collection

    Press Release / 30.11.2016

    © Fraunhofer IPM

    Mobile laser scanning has substantially increased the quality of 3D measurements in recent years and made possible new applications. Over one hundred mobile laser scanning experts gathered at Fraunhofer IPM’s international MoLaS Mobile Laser Scanning Technology Workshop to discuss the state of the art, applications and new products.

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