Newsletter of the Fraunhofer IST


Dear reader, 

Is the production of green hydrogen competitive in Germany? What contribution can we provide towards structural change in the agricultural sector in our region? How can the additive manufacturing of components be improved and what treatment possibilities are available for components subjected to tribocorrosive stress? Read for yourself. At the end of the year, our Newsletter once again provides you with a brief insight into current topics at the Fraunhofer IST. One particular highlight was the presentation of the B+T Innovation Award, which we were absolutely delighted about.

We hope that you enjoy reading this Newsletter, and we wish you a relaxing holiday season and a good start to the new year. We look forward to continuing to provide you with exciting news from the Fraunhofer IST in 2023.

The Editorial Team



B+T innovation award

The Fraunhofer IST was honored with this year’s B+T Innovation Award in recognition of its human-centered research and development into sustainable as well as future-oriented technologies.


Layer by layer to more stability

At the Fraunhofer IST, plasma sources are currently being developed which can be integrated into the 3D printer, thereby enabling a targeted chemical modification of the surface during the printing process itself.


Structural change in the “Helmstedter Revier”

How can an economic, social and ecologically sustainable structural change be achieved in the former opencast mines near Helmstedt? This question is being addressed also by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.


Plasma treatment during 3D printing

The Fraunhofer IST have succeeded in integrating a plasma source into a 3D printer, thereby enabling the surface to be modified. 


In our "Research" section, we present a thesis paper with short-term solutions for green hydrogen in the Salzgitter region, in addition to treatment options for components subject to tribocorrosive stress.


Treatment possibilities for components subjected to tribocorrosive stresses


Short-term solutions for green hydrogen in Salzgitter



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