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Topic: Adapronics - Producing quiet
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Fraunhofer-Institut für
Werkzeugmaschinen und
Umformtechnik IWU

Nöthnitzer Str. 44
01187 Dresden
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Fax: +49 351 4772 2103


Mr. M. Sc. André Bucht
Abteilungsleiter Adaptronik und Akustik
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Fax: +49 351 4772-32344


Type of company

Year founded

No. of employees
501-1.000 (Status: 2015)

Annual turnover
between 10M and 50M EUR (Status: 2015)

Company profile

Research for the Future, that is the motto of the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU. This is exemplified by the Institute's strong emphasis on applicationoriented research and development in the field of production technology for the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors. With an annual budget of about 41.1 million euros and over 650 highly qualified engineers and scientists, combined with laboratories for machine tools, forming technology, mechatronics, precision technology and virtual reality in Chemnitz, Dresden, Augsburg und Zittau, Fraunhofer IWU is recognized as one of the leading contractual research and development institution across Germany in our specialized fields of work.

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Reinforced and plain polymers are highly elastic. In order to measure strain of parts made of these, strain sensors have to be highly elastic too. Pseudoelastic shape memory alloy (SMA) is used to realise high performance strain sensors with high elasticity. These sensors can be elastically strained more


Modular force measuring system

The force distribution in forming tools influences the deep drawing process significantly. This force distribution depends on different factors, e.g. the tool geometry, stiffness in the machine/tool-system and the control of machines with multiple axis. For the reduction of the try-out process of forming more


Adjustable preload

Roller bearings do require a preload depending on technological requirements. The preload determines decisively the performance characteristics such as durability, noise and wear. As a result, the selection of the preset preload is usually a compromise. And for this reason it would be desirable, if there more

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