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  • © Photo 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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  • © Photo 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

    © Photo 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

    30.5.2017

    © Photo 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

    © Photo 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

    © Photo 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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  • Fraunhofer IPM at InnoTrans / 2016

    Contact Wire Inspection System (CIS) – an all-rounder

    Press Release / 1.8.2016

    © Photo Fraunhofer IPM

    At the InnoTrans 2016 trade fair Fraunhofer IPM is presenting its new Contact Wire Inspection System (CIS). The CIS records the vertical and horizontal position of up to ten contact wires at the same time while also measuring their degree of wear – contactlessly and at speeds as high as 350 km/h.

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  • © Photo Fraunhofer IPM

    Thermoelectric generators convert waste heat to electricity. This makes production processes more efficient, makes autos more economical and ultimately cuts CO2 emissions. There are many arguments in favor of using this technology but, to date, more widespread use has been hindered by the complex and thus expensive process of manufacturing the modules. This could now be a thing of the past: Freiburg’s Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM, in Germany has commissioned a semi-automatic pilot production facility for thermoelectric high-temperature modules, a facility that is unique worldwide.

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  • © Photo Fraunhofer IPM

    The function and longevity of expensive component groups and finished products depends on the quality of their individual components and semi-finished products – even if these cost just a few cents. In the context of the »Track-4-Quality« research project, Fraunhofer IPM together with partners develops a cost-effective, marker-free tracing procedure for mass-produced parts.

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