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  • expertise4innovations
  • Patrick Holland-Moritz
Carbon fibre in the fast lane © Wolfram Schroll

Carbon fibre in the fast lane

A single fibre is just a fraction of the thickness of a human hair. When combined, however, carbon fibre is an extremely light yet strong material that is now an essential part of aircraft and automotive construction, offering almost limitless possibilities, particularly when combined with other materials.

  • Industry Innovation
  • Enrico Kabbe
Nanosatellites – little boxes with a big impact

Nanosatellites – little boxes with a big impact

Nanosatellites are in the process of fundamentally changing communications in space. By positioning hundreds of small satellites in space, it will be possible to create a broad network of information systems around the earth to revolutionise data gathering. Even journeys to distant solar systems now seem to be more than a distant pipe dream in light of the highly promising characteristics of these miniature satellites.

  • Industry Innovation
  • Enrico Kabbe
Internet of Things in an industrial setting © iStock.com/zssp

Internet of Things in an industrial setting

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry v4.0 are two terms that are frequently used in an exceptionally wide variety of contexts. The central idea behind both terms is the provision of real time information about all devices and objects (as far as possible) within any given network. Experts from the fields of science and industry all agree that this innovation has a great deal of potential; however, that potential is often hard to release in practice.

  • Industry Innovation
  • Christian Rost
How adhesives are revolutionising manufacturing technologies

How adhesives are revolutionising manufacturing technologies

Additive manufacturing and innovative materials represent a huge potential opportunity for product manufacture in high-tech sectors such as the automotive industry, light engineering, and electronics. As a result, new construction principles are being developed; however, these can only be deployed in mass production if bonding technologies keep pace with this development. Adhesive technologies now enable engineers use previously problematic combinations of materials and structures, thereby playing an important role in building the machines of the future.

  • expertise4innovations
  • Patrick Holland-Moritz
Lasers make welding mobile © Wolfram Schroll

Lasers make welding mobile

Whenever a job involves joining two components, there’s generally no way to avoid welding. The technique is well-proven, with a range of solutions that range from the simple to the relatively complex. Laser welding plays a particularly special role in industry, as it allows the work to be performed on a mobile basis, taking the welder directly where the work is needed to reduce costs and increase efficiency.