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Automatically Harvesting Cauliflower
28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Machines that harvest vegetables pick everything at once – even unripe heads when harvesting cauliflower. This is why human helpers often perform this tedious job. In the future, a machine will make s...

3D sound for the Zurich Opera House
28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
With the audio software SpatialSound Wave from Fraunhofer, sounds can be positioned freely in the room, so that visual and acoustic events coincide realistically. In the Zurich Opera House the three-d...

Making sure that packaging is properly sealed
28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
If food packaging or drug packaging is not properly sealed when the customer buys the product, it reflects poorly on the manufacturer. In the future, a thin-film temperature sensor will allow companie...

Detecting minute nano amounts in environmentalsamplessamples
28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
It is still unclear what the impact is on humans, animals and plants of synthetic nanomaterials released into the environment or used in products. It’s very difficult to detect these nanomaterials in ...

Bringing medical products to market faster
28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Developing medical devices takes a lot of time: large parts of the control systems can be designed and tested only once the hardware is ready. Using the hardware-in-the-loop method, which Fraunhofer r...

Stepless control devices with flexible pressure sensors
25 Apr 2016 09:30:00 GMT
Silicone is so soft and flexible that it is easily deformed by the pressure of a finger. Researchers at Fraunhofer have recently created sensors made from this flexible material, making it easier to s...

Georg Rosenfeld is new member of the Fraunhofer executive board
07 Apr 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Professor Dr. rer. nat. Georg Rosenfeld is the new Executive Vice President for Technology Marketing and Business Models since 1 April 2016. He has been with the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft since 1999, an...

More options for personalized medicine
07 Apr 2016 17:12:26 GMT
Fraunhofer researchers have developed a particulary flexible additive manufacturing method that allows them to produce bone implants, dentures, surgical tools, or microreactors in almost any conceivab...

Presswerk 4.0: Cutting downtimes in half, making manufacturing flexible
01 Apr 2016 09:00:00 GMT
It costs companies a lot of money to have machines out of operation due to failure. This applies to press shops, too, the focus of Fraunhofer’s Presswerk 4.0 project. Researchers want to employ target...

Real environmental data in real time for simulations
01 Apr 2016 09:30:00 GMT
In computer aided vehicle engineering, you need accurate data on various environmental influences. This is the only way developers can conduct tests that simulate the experience of a real car. At the ...