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  • © Leichtmetallgießerei Bad Langensalza GmbH

    The metalworking industry and foundries in particular consume extreme amounts of energy and thus produce large amounts of CO2 as well. In the future, light metal foundries will be able to cut their energy costs related to production by as much as sixty percent and CO2 emissions by as much as eighty percent. A new technology developed at the Fraunhofer together with other partners will make this possible. This world first will be presented for the first time ever at this years’ Hannover Messe.

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  • Digitizing Cultural Heritage and Archaeological Finds / 2019

    Facial Recognition for Coins

    Press Release / 1.2.2019

    © Fraunhofer IFF

    Countless historical coins that differ from each other only in details are in storage at German state museums. Unlike paintings, these archaeological artifacts may not be labeled, marked or barcoded. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF developed a scanner and analysis software in collaboration with the Saxony-Anhalt State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology, which digitally capture the visual features of coins and describe them exactly in a matter of seconds. The scanning system can be used to identify and recognize coin finds.

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  • Europe`s biggest 3D mixed reality laboratory is located in Magdeburg. Four meters high and sixteen meters in diameter, the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF‘s Elbedome resembles a hemisphere. It affords companies the opportunity to bring models of machines, systems, factories and even entire cities to life with impressive realism. We interviewed with Elbedome manager Steffen Masik about the lab’s distinctive features.

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  • A special show by the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance at BAU 2019 / 2018

    Living Spaces of the Future: Digital – Sustainable – Smart

    Press Information / 25.10.2018

    © Fraunhofer IBK

    Digitization, climate change, scarcity of resources and housing shortages - these trends call for society, business and research alike to change their ways. The construction industry also has to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the constantly growing demands placed on buildings. It is becoming increasingly important to think in cross-industry terms and act via networks. The member institutes of the Fraunhofer Building Innovation Alliance are working continuously on interdisciplinary solutions and systems to actively shape the "living spaces of the future". With its special show at BAU 2019, Hall C2, Booth 528, the Fraunhofer alliance will be presenting innovative products and system solutions from its construction research.

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  • © Fraunhofer IFF, Andreas Süß [M]

    The digital transformation of business has long ceased to be a vision of the future. For many companies, it is already a prerequisite for remaining competitive on the international market. The logistics industry of all sectors still needs to catch up with digital and interconnected business. Should it fail, many companies’ viability will be jeopardized. National and international industry and research experts will be discussing the means to effectively implement digital transformation despite the many obstacles at the Magdeburg Logistics Days from June 20 to 21, 2018.

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  • © Fraunhofer IFF

    The aspirations for and the reality of digital transformation in manufacturing often still diverge widely. At this year’s Hannover Messe, the Fraunhofer IFF will be demonstrating how digital twins can already be used in real manufacturing worlds, for instance, very practically as augmented reality assistance systems for maintenance in the plant construction industry.

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