Newsletter 3/2019

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Fraunhofer Project Center for Energy Storage and Systems ZESS

The Fraunhofer IST bundles its expertise in the field of energy storage in mutual collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institutes IKTS and IFAM.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST in Braunschweig is an innovative partner for research and development in surface technology, with expertise in the associated product and production systems.



11 years of antenna coating at the Fraunhofer IST

On 3rd September, the time had finally come: After eleven years, Project Manager Torsten Hochsattel held in his hands the – for the time being – final antenna component for the Sentinel-1C and D missions to be coated by him and the galvanic team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST.


Fraunhofer IST becomes a member of the Fraunhofer Battery Alliance

The Fraunhofer Battery Alliance bundles the expertise of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in the field of electrochemical energy storage devices. Only recently, the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, represented by the engineers Sabrina Zellmer and Stefan Blume, has also been a member.


Position paper on the future of automotive production

How will the German automobile industry have to change in the face of digitalization, new markets, philosophies, and technologies? In its whitepaper, the Fraunhofer AutoMOBILE Production Alliance proposes some options and a concrete solution space. 



We will gladly send you the annual report of the Fraunhofer IST in digital form and inform you about our latest developments of the Fraunhofer IST.

Trade fairs and events

Space Tech Expo Europe

Bremen, November 19 – 21, 2019

The Fraunhofer IST will be represented at the Space Tech Expo Europe as a part of a Fraunhofer joint booth presenting its activities in the field of aerospace. 





Formnext 2019

Frankfurt/Main, November 19 – 22, 2019

As part of the Fraunhofer Generative Manufacturing Alliance, the Fraunhofer IST is participating for the first time in the trade fair Formnext under the motto ”The future of 3D manufacturing”.

Vacuum Coatings Conference Shenzhen

Shenzhen, China, November 21 – 23, 2019

In his lecuture, Dr. Lothar Schäfer will present high quality optical coatings and thin film sensors.

RSD 2019

Braunschweig, December 5 – 6, 2019

The International Conference on Reactive Sputter Deposition takes place at the Fraunhofer IST in Braunschweig for the first time. The deadline for abstract submission is November 1, 2019.

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