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    Fraunhofer IOF starts international professional development program for the optics and photonics industry

    Jena / October 07, 2020

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF is launching a new international professional development program for managers in the optics and photonics industry. With "Photonics Manager Compact" the institute will provide insights into the current research and development landscape of photonics. The course, that will take place in Jena from February 22 – 26, 2021, thus prepares for questions of the future. In addition, it teaches methods of contemporary personnel management.

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  • The Office of the Federal President today announced the nominees for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2020 (German Future Prize 2020) in the Ehrensaal of the Deutsches Museum in Munich. The circle of the best - the three projects for the final round of the German President's Award for Technology and Innovation - includes a team of experts from TRUMPF, ZEISS and Fraunhofer IOF: With their project "EUV Lithography - New Light for the Digital Age", Dr. Peter Kürz, ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (SMT) segment, Dr. Michael Kösters, TRUMPF Lasersystems for Semiconductor Manufacturing, and Dr. Sergiy Yulin, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena, have been nominated.

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  • In recent decades, micro-optical technologies have made enormous progress and have been able to advance into a wide range of application areas. The automotive sector in particular benefits from the efficient and compact optics, since the size of the components is usually very limited and the energy balance of vehicles must be continuously optimized. These and other applications for micro-optics will be discussed by international experts at the Microoptics Conference MOC2020 in Jena from September 24 to 26, 2020, also celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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  • The perpetrator left shoe prints and tire tracks can also be seen. The forensics usually casts such impressions with plaster - a lengthy procedure that also destroys the trace. Using a portable 3D scanner from Fraunhofer IOF, such traces can now be secured non-destructively within seconds. The new "3DF scanner" will be presented at the GPEC police equipment trade fair from 18 to 20th February of 2020 in Frankfurt/Main (Hall 11.1, Stand E120).

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  • The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF will once again be presenting new state-of-the-art developments at North America’s largest photonics trade fair, including coating technologies and metal mirrors for space applications. A special highlight this year is the public workshop of the growth core fo+ [freeform optics plus] all around the topic of freeform technologies. Besides presentations by regional partners, the Fraunhofer IOF will present its competencies in the fields of metal optics and additive manufacturing. Admission is free.

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  • At CES (Consumer Electronics Show), international manufacturers from the electronics industry present the latest products and show the trends of the future. Fraunhofer IOF from Jena is among the 100 exhibitors in 2020. In addition to 3D imaging processes for healthcare or security applications, the institute will be showcasing a new LED lighting technology for automotive headlamps.

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