Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST

Coatings and surface technologies for sustainable products and production systems

Fraunhofer IST stands for excellence in surface technology providing expertise in the associated product and production systems. Through modification, structuring and coating of the surface the most diverse functions and functionalities – and therefore future-oriented products and systems – are realized. In collaboration with customers from industry and research, we develop tailor-made and sustainable solutions: from prototypes, through economical production scenarios, and on to scaling-up to an industrial dimensions – also taking into account closed material and substance cycles. Our key strength: We design the optimum process chains for your task on the basis of a broad spectrum of processes and coating materials.

 

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Patient room of the future opened in Braunschweig

Separate bathrooms for all patients, seamless and easy-to-clean bedside tables with dirt-repellent surfaces, automated cleaning concepts, disinfectant dispensers that display a smiley face when used: this is what the "patient room of the future" could look like. The walk-in demonstrator of such a two-bed room was opened on the grounds of the Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig on 31 August 2022. 

 

Sub-Saharan Africa: Healthcare for everyone

The comprehensive provision of medical care presents a major challenge, particularly in rural regions of Africa. The Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST is therefore working in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the Stellenbosch University in South Africa on the development of a mobile healthcare platform with which even the most remote areas can be reached.

 

Bronze for "Ferrotherm"

At the INNOspace Masters conference on July 5th, 2022, Dr. Andreas Dietz of the Fraunhofer IST was delighted to reach 3rd place in the INNOspace Masters innovation competition. The “Ferrotherm” project was awarded a prize as part of the DLR Challenge 2021/2022. The aim is to develop carbon-free energy generation through iron combustion and electrochemical recycling that can also be used on the moon.

 

Generating energy with lunar rock

Living on the Moon? This may perhaps sound somewhat unrealistic today, but the urbanization of the Moon is one of the future topics in space travel. The Fraunhofer IST is developing new concepts in order to secure the energy supply by means of lunar resources. At the ILA in Berlin from 22 to 26 June 2022, visitors can obtain an overview of current projects and ideas.

 

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Trade fairs and events

Trade fair

K2022

Düsseldorf, October 19 – 26, 2022

The Fraunhofer IST is participating in a Fraunhofer joint booth and will present topics such as additive manufacturing in combination with plasma technology.

 

Conference

IBPC2022

Braunschweig, November 7 – 9, 2022

This year's IBPC2022 will again deal with important, production-related topics such as recycling, circular economy and supply chains. 

 

Sustainable development at the Fraunhofer IST

The Fraunhofer IST has also anchored sustainability in its mission statement. For the work at the institute, objectives 3, 6, 7, 9 and 12 are particularly relevant.

Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST

Main site Braunschweig

Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST

Bienroder Weg 54 e
38108 Braunschweig | Germany

Phone: +49 531 2155-0
mailto: info@ist.fraunhofer.de

 

Cooperation with the Fraunhofer IST

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Site BS-Airport

Fraunhofer Center for Energy Storage and Systems ZESS

c/o Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF)
Hermann-Blenk-Str. 42 
38108 Braunschweig
Germany

 

Site Wolfsburg

Fraunhofer Center Wolfsburg: Lightweight Construction and Electromobility

c/o Open Hybrid LabFactory e.V.
Hermann-Münch-Str. 1
38440 Wolfsburg
Germany

 

Site Göttingen

Application Center for Plasma and Photonics

Von-Ossietzky-Str. 100
37085 Göttingen
Germany

 

Site Dortmund

Dortmunder OberflächenCentrum DOC

Eberhardstraße 12
44145 Dortmund
Germany