2018 Press Releases




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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 Release / October 25, 2018

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    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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  • © Danish Technological Institute

    In a pan-European strategic effort to break down barriers around collaborative robot safety, five Research and Technology Organizations across Europe have teamed up in a new initiative funded by the EU called COVR.

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  • RFID Technology / 2018

    Digitization in Motor Vehicle Manufacturing

    Press Release / January 10, 2018

    © Fraunhofer IFF, Andreas Süß

    Pressure to optimize is intense on the floors of motor vehicle manufacturers’ factories: Variance is steadily increasing. Costs have to be contained. Fraunhofer researchers are now using RFID technology to introduce more transparency in motor vehicle manufacturers’ supply chains and manufacturing operations. This reduces time and labor, thus boosting cost effectiveness.

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