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A dashboard tray that appears and disappears at the wave of a hand

Storage trays in cars can be real dustbowls. But they also fulfill a useful function. Where else to store those sunglasses, paper handkerchiefs or a parking disc? A new type of storage tray is concealed in the dashboard and only materializes when needed – a particularly useful feature for car-share vehicles.



Production systems with human-like senses

Tomorrow’s industrial Internet will integrate technologies that imitate human cognitive skills such as the ability to plan, to learn, and to perceive our surroundings. The Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT is working to realize the vision of a Cognitive Internet of Things.



New hearts for fuel cells

At the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, researchers are developing advanced technology for manufacturing fuel cell engines with the aim of facilitating their fast and cost-effective serial pro- duction.



Interactive control to guide industrial robots

Fraunhofer IWU has developed an innovative technology enabling people and industrial robots to work together in an intuitive way.



High-speed 3D printer for high-performance plastics

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU have now developed Screw Extrusion Additive Manufacturing (SEAM), a system and process that is eight times faster than conventional 3D printing.



Forming 4.0 and automotive production of one piece

The scientists of Fraunhofer IWU present the Future of Sheet metal Processing at the EuroBlech 2018.



Fraunhofer opens new project center in Poland

The newly established research platform goes by the name of Fraunhofer Project Center for Advanced Lightweight Technologies (ALighT) and is the fruit of a partnership between the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU and the Opole University of Technology.



Intelligent materials, components, and systems

It sounds like Science Fiction, and yet it is reality for the scientists of the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU: wireless power transmission. These and other solutions for intelligent production are presented at Hannover Messe, at the booth of the Fraunhofer Adaptronics Alliance (Hall 2, Booth C22) from April 23 to April 27, 2018.