Steel/aluminum welding: lighter with lasers

The project is currently developing a laser welding process for joining three-dimensional structures made of steel and aluminum in a hybrid design.

From Munich to Mercury

High-tech solar panels from GKN Aerospace are helping a European Space Agency satellite’s mission to map the planet Mercury.

3-D printed rocket engine

Successful NASA rocket fuel pump tests pave the way for 3-D printed demonstrator engine.

Electronics in textiles

Using the novel E-Thread technology, a yarn is able to feature electronic functions.

Bionics in aeronautics

Researchers have used the Venus Flytrap as a model for new aircraft flap design.

Unique large-scale battery system

Construction of the world’s first modular large-scale battery storage system begins in Aachen.

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

MIT spin-off is producing highly transparent, efficient solar cells in its Silicon Valley pilot production facility.

New bio-based polyol with excellent characteristics

BASF presents a new resin produced from renewable raw material without any disadvantage compared to petrochemical produced polyol.

Printing Glass

Mediated Matter Group in collaboration with MIT have introduced a novel optically transparent glass printing process.

High-performance wings in production

Next generation of Airbus’ wings intend to make aircraft faster, more efficient and quieter.