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From research into practice

For many years, the Fraunhofer WKI has offered free online seminars in both German and, in some cases, English. Experts from the Fraunhofer WKI provide insight into their current research and development work. The focus is on practical solutions for manufacturing companies.

 

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Environmentally-friendly vehicles thanks to bio-lightweight bodywork (Part 2)

November 23, 2021

Questions welcome!

Take the opportunity to learn about sustainable and forward-looking materials and technologies. You will have the opportunity to ask individual questions during the webinar.

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  • © Fraunhofer WKI

    In a research project with HOBUM Oleochemicals, Porsche Motorsport and the Four Motors racing team, we are developing lightweight components made from natural fiber-reinforced plastics for vehicle bodies. They are a sustainable, cost-neutral alternative to conventional body materials and offer technical advantages. In the webinar, we present the interim results of the project.

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  • © Fraunhofer WKI

    In a research project with HOBUM Oleochemicals, Porsche Motorsport and the Four Motors racing team, we are developing lightweight components made from natural fiber-reinforced plastics for vehicle bodies. They are a sustainable, cost-neutral alternative to conventional body materials and offer technical advantages. In the webinar, we present the interim results of the project.

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  • Online / August 24, 2021, 3.00 – 4.00 pm

    New materials made from beet pulp

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    During German sugar production, large quantities of sugar beet pulp are produced as a by-product. Can composite materials be created from this? This question was examined by the Fraunhofer Institutes WKI and UMSICHT in a joint research project with partners from industry and agriculture. The results of the project will be presented during the webinar.

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  • In collaboration with industrial partners, we at the Fraunhofer WKI have succeeded in developing UV-curing materials with improved properties for additive manufacturing. The UV-curing component is based on renewable raw materials. The materials can be processed in commercially available techniques such as stereolithography (SLA), digital light processing (DLP) and multi-jet modeling (MJM). In the webinar, we present the research results in detail and discuss possible applications, for example in the automotive sector.

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  • © Fraunhofer WKI

    In collaboration with two universities and the Fraunhofer IFAM, we are developing a non-destructive measurement system with which the road condition can be ascertained at any time and with no significant technical measurement effort. This would enable a more efficient and more timely planning of road repair measures. In the webinar, we present the promising interim results of the project and discuss possible applications.

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  • Within the framework of the “DeFiCoat” project, the approach pursued was that of protecting the long fibers of natural fiber-reinforced plastics (NFRP) by means of a manual thermosetting coating, thereby making them more resistant to mechanical and thermal impact. For automated, wet-chemical surface treatments of textile semi-finished products, a special coating facility has been acquired for the Fraunhofer WKI Application Center HOFZET. A presentation of this facility serves as an outlook for future application possibilities.

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  • Online Seminar / September 15, 2020, 3.00 – 4.00 pm

    (New) processes for wood modification

    In this Webinar, we will introduce different types of wood modification and will discuss their manufacturing processes and chemical backgrounds.

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  • Online Seminar / July 14, 2020, 3.00 – 4.00 pm

    Basic chemicals and carbon from old bakery products

    PLEASE NOTE!

    The event has been postponed to July 14, 2020.

    In Germany, up to 100,000 tonnes of old bakery products accumulate every year which are primarily used to generate energy as they are not suitable for human consumption or as animal fodder. In cooperation with the University of Hohenheim, we are developing a process for converting old bakery products into bio-based chemicals and bio-fuel. In this Webinar, we will present our research approach and illustrate the key role played by bio-based chemicals in the production of bio-plastics and the development of a bio-based economy.

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