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Image: Attenuation measurement for a waveguide spiral; Copyright: Fraunhofer IZM / Volker Mai

Fraunhofer IZM / Volker Mai

Automatedly measuring optical in-glass waveguides

21.12.2023

Researchers at Fraunhofer IZM have now managed to develop a system that can automatically measure propagation losses in integrated optical waveguides, all part of the research project “Integrated Electro-Photonic Panel Systems” (EPho).
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Image: Printing the support frame using a 3D printer; Copyright: bellaSeno

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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Image: At the pilot plant, a 3D printer builds the scaffold from the composite material; Copyright: BellaSeno

BellaSeno

COMPAMED 2023: Bioactive composite supports healing of broken bones

09.11.2023

A broken bone failing to heal represents an enormous burden for patients. Fraunhofer researchers have worked alongside partners to develop a composite material to be used in the treatment of such non-union cases. The resulting implant is designed to significantly improve treatment success rates and speed up the healing process.
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Image: Roll-to-roll vacuum coating system RC300; Copyright: Fraunhofer FEP

Fraunhofer FEP

Roll-to-roll: system traverse for 2D inline process monitoring

05.10.2023

Within the joint project KODOS (funding reference 13N14607), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, a solution for in-line process monitoring and mapping of process parameters was developed with SURAGUS GmbH at Fraunhofer FEP.
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Image: A glass press in a production room enables the automated production of high-precision optical glass components; Copyright: Fraunhofer IPT

Fraunhofer IPT

Research: automated series production of optics with new glass press

21.09.2023

The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen has expanded its machinery with a new system for the automated molding of high-precision optical glass components.
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Image: Dr. Hu Tang, first author of the study, in front of a high-pressure press at the Bavarian Research Institute; Copyright: UBT / Chr. Wißler.

UBT / Chr. Wißler.

New glass with supreme toughness

17.08.2023

Researchers at the University of Bayreuth, together with partners in China and the USA, have produced an oxide glass with unprecedented toughness.
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Image: Detailed images of neurons in a mouse brain; Copyright: Anna Maria Reuss (USZ) & Fabian Voigt (UZH)

Anna Maria Reuss (USZ) & Fabian Voigt (UZH)

Scallop eyes as inspiration for new microscope objectives

04.04.2023

Neuroscientists at the University of Zurich have developed innovative objectives for light microscopy by using mirrors to produce images. Their design finds correspondence in mirror telescopes used in astronomy on the one hand and the eyes of scallops on the other.
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Image: Schematic diagram of the construction of biomolecular glass and its unique properties; Copyright: XING Ruirui

XING Ruirui

Researchers develop biodegradable, biorecyclable glass

22.03.2023

A research group led by Prof. YAN Xuehai from the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has developed a family of eco-friendly glass of biological origin fabricated from biologically derived amino acids or peptides.
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Image: a graphical representation of micro-optics in pink and dark green on a blue background; Copyright: SUSS MicroOptics

SUSS MicroOptics

SUSS MicroOptics: "Micro-optics will play a pivotal role in many trends that shape our time"

01.03.2023

Whether it’s laboratories, dentistry, or ophthalmology – many areas of medical technology can no longer exist without micro-optics. But aside from medical specialties, micro-lenses have also made their way into many everyday applications, including wearables.
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