Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (FhG) is the largest organization for applied science in Europe. FhG is comprised of 80 research units, 57 Fraunhofer Institutes and 40 separate location throughout Germany. The headquarters is in Munich. About 2/3 of the funding comes from private business and industry through contracts and about 1/3 from the German government and endowments. The emphasis is a partnership with the private sector and scientists and engineers.

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Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. Postfach 20 07 33 80007 Munchen
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Pocket-size food scanner

According to a study by the environmental organization WWF Germany, ten million metric tons of food are thrown in the garbage every year in Germany despite still being edible. A mobile food scanner will allow consumers and ...

dateJan 03, 2019 in Environment
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Optimizing the use of cleaning technologies

We know it from our own homes: bulky kitchen utensils and appliances are difficult to clean. In industry, complex components are more the rule than the exception and present big challenges for the design of cleaning systems. ...

dateJan 03, 2019 in Materials Science
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Clean water for Southern Africa

Over 100 million people in Southern Africa have no access to clean water – many sources in rural areas are contaminated. In the SafeWaterAfrica project, African and European partners are working closely to develop a decentralized ...

dateJan 03, 2019 in Environment
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Precisely fitting bone implants from the printer

Cancerous tumors, infections or bad fractures can make it necessary to surgically remove bones and insert implants in their place. In collaboration with European partners, Fraunhofer researchers have now developed a technique ...

dateDec 03, 2018 in Engineering
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Creating digital twins of materials

To ensure the digital networking of production systems and the optimization of material-specific requirements, we need to measure, analyze and replicate the changes in material properties in a process in which "digital twins" ...

dateDec 03, 2018 in Engineering
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Reliably simulating polyurethane foams

Car seats, mattresses and insulation materials are often made of polyurethane foams. The foaming process of the liquid polymer emulsions is complex. Fraunhofer researchers are now able to simulate the foaming behavior and ...

dateNov 29, 2018 in Materials Science
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