Saturday, 19. August 2017
Fair World
  • The 23rd Furniture China and the 2nd Maison Shanghai will return on 12-15 September 2017 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC) in Pudong Shanghai, China. The layout adjustment is the biggest change to this year's Furniture China.

    Furniture China 2017 with new hall layout

    In Shanghai, the 23rd Furniture China 2017 and the 2nd Maison Shanghai will return on 12-15 September 2017.
    © Lothar Krause / pixelio.de

    The 23rd Furniture China and the 2nd Maison Shanghai will return on 12-15 September 2017 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) and Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC) in Pudong Shanghai, China. The layout adjustment is the biggest change to this year's Furniture China.   more...

  • Given the advantages of digital printing including higher colour definition, shorter design time and lower production cost, the textile industry is paying much more attention to this new technology in recent years, including in China. Therefore, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will feature the Digital Printing Micro Factory for the first time.

    Digital Printing Micro Factory in Shanghai

    Digital printing: Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will feature the Digital Printing Micro Factory for the first time.
    © Messe Frankfurt / Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles

    Given the advantages of digital printing including higher colour definition, shorter design time and lower production cost, the textile industry is paying much more attention to this new technology in recent years, including in China. Therefore, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will feature the Digital Printing Micro Factory for the first time.   more...

  • A new bauma Open Innovation project tests the innovative spirit and ideas of the "solver community". The challenge in this instance is to come up with a sensor for locking systems, these sensors being very susceptible to faults due to environmental influences.

    bauma Open Innovation starts a new challenge

    Open Innovation opens the innovation process to people outside the company
    © Ruta N Medelli?n/flickr CC BY 2.0

    A new bauma Open Innovation project tests the innovative spirit and ideas of the "solver community". The challenge in this instance is to come up with a sensor for locking systems, these sensors being very susceptible to faults due to environmental influences.   more...

  • Alongside the presentations by the exhibitors, Fenestration Bau China 2017 has plenty more to offer. The program of trade events accompanying the show focuses on the future of the Chinese building industry and offers significant added value to exhibitors and visitors.

    Fenestration Bau China: Extensive supporting program

    The ATI Forum will attract visitors from all over the world
    © FENESTRATION BAU China/Messe München

    Alongside the presentations by the exhibitors, Fenestration Bau China 2017 has plenty more to offer. The program of trade events accompanying the show focuses on the future of the Chinese building industry and offers significant added value to exhibitors and visitors.   more...

  • Close to 300 companies are preparing for the main meeting of the electric, electronic and lighting industry in Latin America: BIEL Light + Building Buenos Aires. This new edition will be held from September 13th to 16th, 2017 in the La Rural Trade Center.

    New trends: BIEL Light + Building in Buenos Aires

    Some of the novelties shown in Buenos Aires will be innovative projectors, luminaire telemanagement systems and new solar panels
    © Messe Frankfurt Argentina/Jose Luis Barros

    Close to 300 companies are preparing for the main meeting of the electric, electronic and lighting industry in Latin America: BIEL Light + Building Buenos Aires. This new edition will be held from September 13th to 16th, 2017 in the La Rural Trade Center.   more...

  • UFI's Global Barometer shows a growing industry, currently refocussing and advancing on digital transformation: Globally, the majority of exhibition companies report increases in turnover and rising profits for 2017. Companies are putting more focus on the economies in their respective home markets.

    Exhibition industry: more focus on home markets

    Worldwide, the majority of exhibition companies report increases in turnover and rising profits for 2017. Companies are putting more focus on the economies in their respective home markets.
    © Boris Wettig / pixelio.de

    UFI's Global Barometer shows a growing industry, currently refocussing and advancing on digital transformation: Globally, the majority of exhibition companies report increases in turnover and rising profits for 2017. Companies are putting more focus on the economies in their respective home markets.   more...

Innovations
  • For the first time ever, a cloud of ultra-cold atoms has been successfully created in space on board of a sounding rocket. The MAIUS mission demonstrates that quantum optical sensors can be operated even in harsh environments like space – a prerequisite for finding answers to challenging questions of fundamental physics.

    Quantum optical sensor tested in space

    Hybrid-integrated master-oscillator power-amplifier (MOPA) laser module for rubidium precision spectroscopy in space
    © FBH / schurian.com

    For the first time ever, a cloud of ultra-cold atoms has been successfully created in space on board of a sounding rocket. The MAIUS mission demonstrates that quantum optical sensors can be operated even in harsh environments like space – a prerequisite for finding answers to challenging questions of fundamental physics.   more...

  • Among the general public, solar thermal energy is currently associated with dark blue, rectangular collectors on building roofs. Technologies are needed for aesthetically high quality architecture which offer the architect more room for manoeuvre when it comes to low- and plus-energy buildings.

    Designer’s façade: new concepts of solar building envelopes

    Visualization of a façade with a solar thermal blind
    © Facade-Lab

    Among the general public, solar thermal energy is currently associated with dark blue, rectangular collectors on building roofs. Technologies are needed for aesthetically high quality architecture which offer the architect more room for manoeuvre when it comes to low- and plus-energy buildings.   more...

  • Transfecting a larger number of cells gently and efficiently – this is possible using the GNOME technology of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH). This technology is especially suitable for high throughput screening. For the first time, the LZH will be presenting this innovative technology at the Labvolution 2017 at the Pavilion of the State of Lower Saxony (hall 19/20, stand C80).

    Transfecting cells gently

    With high vitality rates: GNOME laser transfection
    © LZH

    Transfecting a larger number of cells gently and efficiently – this is possible using the GNOME technology of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH). This technology is especially suitable for high throughput screening. For the first time, the LZH will be presenting this innovative technology at the Labvolution 2017 at the Pavilion of the State of Lower Saxony (hall 19/20, stand C80).   more...

  • Better technologies increase the traffic safety and save human life. But they pose totally new challenges for the emergency personnel at the accident site. Because often, tools like hydraulic rescue cutters more and more reach their limits today. A mobile laser unit for rescue missions shall solve this problem. With this system it shall be possible to cut modern materials in a short time.

    Time is a decisive factor

    The chances for rescue are much higher the faster a person can be freed from the vehicle.
    © Stadt Dortmund – Institut für Feuerwehr- und Rettungstechnologie

    Better technologies increase the traffic safety and save human life. But they pose totally new challenges for the emergency personnel at the accident site. Because often, tools like hydraulic rescue cutters more and more reach their limits today. A mobile laser unit for rescue missions shall solve this problem. With this system it shall be possible to cut modern materials in a short time.   more...

  • Bulk materials are processed in nearly all industries: Sand, gravel, coal, deicing salt or diamonds, grain, sugar, coffee or grapes and waste – a lot of everyday goods are more or less grainy. To classify this bulk material by quality and size, it must be sorted in a sophisticated process. Scientists have developed a system which is able to sort much faster, more cheaply and more accurately than previous techniques.

    Properly sorted: more intelligence to bulk material plants

    Dried fruit, gravel or waste – all this is sorted on belt systems by size and quality.
    © Fraunhofer IOSB

    Bulk materials are processed in nearly all industries: Sand, gravel, coal, deicing salt or diamonds, grain, sugar, coffee or grapes and waste – a lot of everyday goods are more or less grainy. To classify this bulk material by quality and size, it must be sorted in a sophisticated process. Scientists have developed a system which is able to sort much   more...