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  • © Fraunhofer IPK

    Scientists are developing a new kind of plastic that is produced from waste and easily degradable in under one year.

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  • © Bayer AG

    Manufacturing companies must save energy. The new EnEffReg technology can automatically optimize plant operations, thanks to its smart control technology.

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  • ÖKOTEC

    Company Profile: Efficiency Experts Serving the Environment

    © EUREF AG

    As a modern consulting company, ÖKOTEC combines forward thinking with a long and proven track record. Since 1999, it has been synonymous with intelligent solutions in the field of energy efficiency.

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  • For many of today’s companies, energy efficient manufacturing is a compelling sales argument. At Fraunhofer IPK, we are developing a broad spectrum of solutions that ensure transparency in showing that each stage of the product life cycle uses the necessary minimum of energy.

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  • Hype Cycle according to Gartner Inc.

    If machines and systems are to function reliably in the long-term, they need intelligent monitoring and maintenance. In the age of digitalization, AI-driven smart maintenance is the name of the game. In conversation with FUTUR, Christoph Plüss, CTO of the UNITED GRINDING Group, and Claudio Geisert, research engineer in maintenance and overhaul at Fraunhofer IPK, talk about the advantages of smart maintenance and how industry can make the best use of them.

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  • Ecologically Sound

    Products from Makerspaces

    © IWF TU Berlin

    The »ecoMaker« research project has scientists from the Institute of Machine Tools and Factory Management IWF at the TU Berlin join forces with partner labs to examine the sustainability of open workshops.

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