Improved UHS coating formulations for agricultural machinery technology
To meet the increased demands on the surfaces of agricultural machinery, a coatings manufacturer improved the formulations of its UltraHighSolid systems (UHS) for agricultural machinery. This enabled VOC emissions and drying times to be reduced.
20 years of Fraunhofer Cleaning
In the 2000s, the question of cleaning processes and associated competencies arose among the Fraunhofer institutes. This was soon followed by the birth of the Fraunhofer Cleaning Technology Alliance. This alliance is now celebrating its 20th anniversary under the name Fraunhofer Cleaning.
New guide for the safe use of AI in automotive engineering
In order to be able to use artificial intelligence (AI) smoothly in production in the future, an automotive manufacturer commissioned the Fraunhofer Institutes IPA and IAO to conduct an accompanying study. The result was a comprehensive guide with recommendations for action.
New Qualicoat additional label for best aluminum corrosion protection
Highest corrosion protection is offered by pre-anodized and coated aluminum products in accordance with the international Qualicoat quality mark. A new addition to the specifications is the new "PreOx" label.
Parts2clean, High Purity, Cleaning Processes: Interview with Gerhard Koblenzer, CEO LPW
High Purity is the main theme of Parts2clean 2023 and a major topic in component cleaning. In an interview with Gerhard Koblenzer, CEO of LPW, Surface Technology Online Editor-in-Chief Oliver Missbach discusses this topic.
Excimer technology for matting, cleaning and sterilization
Excimer technology is used to mat, clean, sterilize and modify surfaces. In a new excimer laboratory facility, customer-specific tests can be carried out to determine optimal parameters.
Battery operated electric monorail
A battery-powered electric monorail system (EHB) as an innovative transport system without expensive infrastructure enables the use of self-generated energy. The battery-powered system is easy to install and operate.
Heat-resistant component marking for metalworking
A new individual component marking as a data matrix code for metalworking still withstands even temperatures of 1,300 degrees. The marking solution is applied to the component surface using a specially developed temperature-resistant ink.
Subsidies for consulting services for paint stores
The German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) has launched a funding program entitled "Promotion of Management Consultancy for SMEs". It can provide financial support to SMEs for the use of consulting services.
Surface optimization for e-truck drive shafts
In the vibratory finishing of electric truck drive shafts, where absolute functional reliability is essential, optimum surface tolerances are achieved by special machines using the streamfinishing process.