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Ormocer-based lighting eliminates peripheral colour effects

Researchers will be demonstrating novel nanotechnology lighting technology and also a sound-emitting varnish at nano tech 2010 in Tokyo



Automated production of fibre-reinforced components

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a laser-based technique for the automated production of fibre-reinforced components and assemblies



Printable sensors to detect fingers without touching

Working as part of an EU-funded consortium, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute are developing sensors that respond when a finger points at them



New technique to reduce defects in metal injection moulded parts

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute are using neural networks to work towards zero-defect production of metal injection moulded components



Shark-based painted surface cuts aircraft drag

A team of researchers has developed a way to finish aircraft exteriors with a nanoparticle-loaded paint that reduces drag and, therefore, fuel consumption



Non-reflective nanocoating is applied during moulding

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a non-reflective surface finish that is applied to plastic components during the moulding process



Artificial skin protects robots and personnel

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute have made further improvements in skin-type sensors that can be used to provide protection in robotic applications



Vision sensor operates in high and low temperatures

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a CMOS image sensor that can operate from -40 to 115 deg C



Polymer-metal matrix enables strains to be measured

Researchers can process polymer-metal matrix materials for strain-sensing in composites



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