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Hannover Messe 2017: Functional layers for weather satellites

The Fraunhofer IST developes functional coatings for MetOp-SG, Europe’s second generation of weather satellites which are to be used in the future to measure terrestrial microwave radiation. At the Hannover Messe the institute will present coated CFRP components for the production of microwave reflectors.  


Hannover Messe 2017: Data capture during the production process

There have been frequent demands in recent years for a further development of the sensor technology that is intended to generate the measurement data where measuring systems can only be integrated with difficulty, for instance in direct contact between a work piece and tool. At the Hannover Messe the Fraunhofer IST will present a multi-sensor thin film system that meets these requirements.


Hannover Messe 2017: Fraunhofer IST presents micro abrasive pencils

Often so-called micro abrasive pencils are used in e.g. the tool industry, which can produce extremely fine structures or precisely drill tiny holes. At the Fraunhofer IST, innovative CVD diamond grinding pencils with a diameter of 0.05 millimeters have been developed. At the Hannover Messe the institute will present such micro abrasive pencils.  


Hannover Messe 2017: Friction reduction and wear protection

DLC (diamond like carbon) coatings can increase service life and load capacity of many components from e.g. the automotive industry, and reduce friction losses. At the Hannover Messe 2017 the Fraunhofer IST will present a variety of such DLC-coated motor components, and tools.

Trade fairs and events

Hannover Messe 2017

Hannover, April 24 - 28, 2017

The Fraunhofer IST is represented twice this year at the Hannover Messe: at the Fraunhofer booth in hall 2 as well as at the joint booth "Plasma and laser surface technology" in hall 6.

SVC 2017

Providence, RI, USA, April 29 - May 4, 2017

The Fraunhofer IST will also participate in the annual conference of the Society of Vacuum Coaters SVC in 2017. In the accompanying exhibition, the latest results from the field of HIPIMS technology will be presented.

Biotechnica 2017

Hannover, May 16 - 18, 2017

On a joint Fraunhofer booth at the Biotechnica the Fraunhofer IST presents its latest research results in the field of Life Sciences. For example the scienstists show a plasma-treated bag for cell cultivation. 

LASER 2017

München, June 26 - 29, 2017

At the LASER World of Photonics the  Fraunhofer IST presents the latest results of the laser plasma hybrid technology. A process which combines the laser and the atmospheric pressure plasma technologies.

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