Fraunhofer USA

Fraunhofer USA, Inc. is a research and development organization working with industry, universities, and state and federal governments on contract research projects.

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Global Network

Fraunhofer USA is part of the global Fraunhofer Network. This network offers expertise in areas of materials and components, production, laser and surfaces, microelectronics, defense and security and life sciences.

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Technology Hubs

Fraunhofer USA operates technology hub laboratories located in the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States in close collaboration with major research universities.

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Fraunhofer USA vs. Corona

Fraunhofer USA experts are supporting the efforts of industry and society to address the immediate effects and the challenges to come.

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Transferring Research From Lab to Market

Fraunhofer USA, Inc., a legally independent US affiliate founded by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, is an R&D organization working with industry, universities, and state and federal governments on contract research projects. We are in the high-tech problem solving business; we utilize our world class scientific and engineering expertise to respond to technical problems, to design and develop prototypes, to develop and proof the manufacturing processes, to bridge the gap between basic research and market moving new developments along the technology readiness scale. These translational activities allow our customers to have a positive societal impact.

 

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Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Latest News

12.4.2021

Fraunhofer launches quantum computing research platform in Germany

The first IBM Quantum System One installed in Europe is now available to companies and research organizations that wish to develop and test applied quantum algorithms and gather expertise. In a joint project with IBM, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will operate the quantum computer, installed in a center near Stuttgart, under German data protection law. The Fraunhofer Competence Network Quantum Computing will be unveiling its plans to the public at the Hannover Messe Digital Edition from April 12–16.
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1.4.2021

Better protection for pedestrians

At busy transport hubs where cars mix with cyclists, buses, and streetcars, it can be impossible for drivers to keep track of everything around them. A radar sensor system could solve this problem by issuing an early warning for drivers and self-driving vehicles when a pedestrian runs toward the road or the car. The system, developed by Fraunhofer researchers, will even be able to interpret and understand entire situations on a road with the aid of artificial intelligence.
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1.4.2021

Optimized joining technology is opening the door to the safe use of hydrogen in the aviation industry

Eco-friendly flying is on the horizon. All over the world, researchers are developing new technologies to achieve this goal. One focus of developments is the idea of using hydrogen-powered engines for aircraft in the future. The aircraft companies, though, face the challenge of storing this energy source. Hydrogen turns liquid when cooled to minus 253 degrees Celsius, and only then can it be used as a so-called cryogenic fuel. Both tanks and pipe systems in the aircraft have to be absolutely tight at such low temperatures. An innovative new welding process has been developed to help: magnetic pulse welding. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have now demonstrated that this joining technology can produce extremely resilient, metallic mixed joints for cryogenic applications. They successfully achieved these outstanding joint properties in cooperation with the Technical University of Munich.
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1.4.2021

Artificial intelligence for reducing food waste

In Germany, around twelve million tons of food end up in the trash every year. Over 30 percent of that is already destroyed in the production process. In the Resource-efficient Intelligent Foodchain ("REIF") project, the Fraunhofer Insti-tute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV is working with partners to combat this food waste. In this undertaking, artificial intelligence can be a valuable asset. Cheese, bread, meat, and other food products can be efficiently produced using data-based algorithms. Machine learning methods can optimize sales and production planning as well as process and plant control systems.
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