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Mai 2015 | The Fraunhofer Lightweight Design Alliance

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The term "light" has a somewhat more positive connotation than "heavy". This can be proven with a single glance at the scale. It is much nicer to see the needle go to the left instead of to the right - meaning overweight!

The industry also likes lightweight and uses this to make resources even more efficient. A study estimates that the global market for lightweight construction materials will grow by 8 % per year. Lightweight components are therefore the trend, and the researchers from the Fraunhofer Institutes are especially working on developing these. Read more about The Fraunhofer Lightweight Design Alliance in May’s theme of the month.

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The wire team

The Topics

Monthly topic: The Fraunhofer Lightweight Design Alliance
Industry news: Of cross-sections and power management
CityTip: Classic open air

Topic of the Month

The Fraunhofer Lightweight Design Alliance

Photos Topic of the Month

Down with the weight — that is one way to lower the energy requirements of cars, aeroplanes and trains and thus to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Lightweight construction is considered a key technology to be able to use resources more efficiently and manufacture high-quality products.

Fraunhofer researchers are laying important foundations to ensure that cars, aeroplanes, machines and plants consume less energy in future. They help to make lightweight construction fit for series production.

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Industry news

Of cross-sections and power management

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Düsseldorf CityTip

Dreaming at a romantic castle

Schloss Benrath at night
Do you love classical music? Then why not combine a visit to the Rhine metropolis of Düsseldorf with the summer night concert against the magnificent backdrop of Schloss Benrath on 20 June. Thousands of guests, who have made themselves comfortable with a picnic basket on blankets or chairs along the reflective pond in front of the castle, will listen to the romantic sounds of Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Offenbach. Thousands of candle flames dancing in the open air, accompanied by illuminated water fountains and a magnificent firework display!
More information (in German)
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