Newsletter 2/2019

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Annual report 2018

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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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Mechanical engineering, tools and automotive technology

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Energy and electronics

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Life Science and ecology

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Our services

The Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST is your competent partner in the areas of surface treatment and modification, production and application of coatings, film characterization and surface analysis.



Model-based coating of 3D components

Optical functions – e. g. anti-reflective coatings or filters for specific spectral ranges – can be realized by means of interference coating systems. These systems deploy a sequence of high and low-refractive layers whose layer thicknesses are precalculated according to the desired optical function. At the Fraunhofer IST, such coating systems are produced by means of magnetron cathode sputtering; applications are optical components in the field of precision optics.





Fraunhofer IST technology at “Hacking Engineering”

The “Hacking Engineering” Hackathon is a new format. The teams of participants had 48 hours in which to solve one of four specified challenges. One of the winning teams chose for its solution the multifunctional thin-film sensor system developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST – and thereby won “Kill the valve”.


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

LASER World of Photonics 2019

München, June 24 – 27, 2019

The Fraunhofer IST will present a demo version of the monitoring system MOCCA+®, which cans used in the field of precision optics.

Rapid.Tech 2019

Erfurt, June 25 – 27, 2019

As part of a joint booth of the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance, the Fraunhofer IST presents itself for the first time at the trade fair for additive manufacturing.

TU Night 2019

Braunschweig, June 29, 2019, 6.00 pm – 1.00 am 

For the first time the Fraunhofer IST participates at the TU Night, a mixture of science festival and Campus Open Air. 

International Battery Production Conference

Braunschweig, November 4 – 6, 2019

The Fraunhofer IST participates as a scientific partner at the IBPC, which takes place for the second time in Braunschweig. 

Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST

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