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Innovation in 3D: Laser Powder Bed Fusion

08.05.2024

An innovative 3D printing process is breaking down traditional manufacturing boundaries and opening up unimagined possibilities from aerospace to medical technology: laser powder bed fusion (LPBF). In our interview, Tim Lantzsch from the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT explains current applications of this promising additive manufacturing technology.
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Ottobock

Ottobock presents GreenLine: Sustainable materials for medical technology

08.05.2024

The trend towards sustainable products and materials is also finding its way into medical technology. With the new GreenLine product range, Ottobock, one of the leading providers of medical technology solutions, offers prosthetists and orthotists and their patients innovative solutions that combine the need for more ecological materials with consistent functionality.
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feelSpace

Production of e-textiles: Vibrations lead the way

13.12.2023

The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) have developed a contacting process with which orientation aids - and e-textiles in general - can be produced more economically and conveniently.
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bellaSeno

3D printing: composite material for bone healing

28.11.2023

After a bone fracture, some patients experience healing disorders. To enable effective treatment in these cases, the Fraunhofer Institute IFAM (Germany) is researching a new composite material for use in the operating theater as part of the SCABAEGO joint project.
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RUB, Marquard

Autonomous measuring instruments systematically detect new materials

31.10.2023

Despite highly specialized methods that can simultaneously produce a range of materials on a single sample and then measure them automatically, every minute counts when analyzing them: because days or even weeks can pass before the characterization of a sample is complete. The new algorithm can be integrated into existing measuring instruments to boost their efficiency significantly.
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Willfried Kunz and Patrick Altschuh

KIT’s high-performance computer optimizes materials for medical technology

17.08.2023

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has unveiled a cutting-edge €1.2 million computer dedicated to materials research. This powerful tool can predict material properties even before they are produced, significantly enhancing the potential for optimization, including in the realm of COVID rapid tests.
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UBT / Chr. Wißler

Digital AI system for tailoring polymers

25.07.2023

Prof. Dr. Christopher Kuenneth together with research partners in Atlanta, USA, have now developed a digital system that promises extraordinarily high economical, technological and ecological benefits: from around 100 million theoretically possible polymers, their system can precisely select those materials that have an ideal property profile for targeted applications at unprecedented speed.
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TU Bergakademie Freiberg / D. Müller

Iron oxide nanoparticles for medical applications

04.05.2023

How to further improve the special magnetic properties of nanoparticles by microstructure design has been investigated by a team at TU Bergakademie Freiberg using analytical high-resolution transmission electron microscopy.
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Gerd Altmann / Pixabay

Using AI to design innovative materials

11.04.2023

Advanced materials become increasingly complex due to the high requirements they have to fulfill regarding sustainability and applicability. Dierk Raabe and colleagues reviewed the use of artificial intelligence in materials science and the untapped spaces it opens if combined with physics-based simulations.
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Fraunhofer ISC

Bioresorbable membrane for healing internal and external wounds

08.02.2023

Fraunhofer researchers have succeeded in using the bioresorbable silica gel Renacer® to produce an electrospun membrane that is neither cytotoxic to cells nor genotoxic. This model mimics fibrous structures found in connective tissue and is therefore particularly suitable for regenerative applications, such as for improved wound healing.
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Fraunhofer IMWS

Tropoelastin: The quest for innovative materials for wound care treatment and management

06.02.2023

In a joint research project that ended at the end of 2021, the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems, the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, and Skinomics GmbH examined whether a structural protein is suitable as a wound dressing material.
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