R&D Projects

Our R&D is generally financed and realized within the framework of funding programmes. We work successfully with small and medium-sized enterprises in the region. The Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM) from the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy offers optimal support in this area, as both the University and the business partner receive funding.

Current Projects

Hyperthermia system for the healing of wounds and musculosceletal systems (2018 - 2020): Development and testing of a mobile, HF-based hyperthermia treatment device in cooperation with a regional SME; funding from the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) through Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM)

Successfully completed projects

  • High-precision magnetization technology (2017): implemented in the production facilities of a large medium-sized manufacturer of automation components in the region
  • High-resolution magnetic encoder technology (2016): for a large medium-sized supplier of automation equipment in the region
  • High-transmission planetary gear (2015): combining the advantages ofWolfrom and HighRed gears
  • Inductive energy-harvesting rotary encoder (2015): Unlimited counting of revolutions without battery, gears or external power supply, or "generate energy from minimal rotations", (registered as invention)
  • Thermal HF-impedance spectroscopy (2015): Material fingerprint characterization of plastics
  • Dynamic energy storage through coupling with SuperCap ↔ Lithium battery (2014): regulated currents up to 200A (200A/8Ah & >m. cycles)
  • Dielectrical-thermal plastics analysis (2014): new method of analysis for HF-plastics forming
  • High-frequency supported plastics forming (2013) : CNC-controlled heating of hollow profiles in only a few seconds immediately followed by CNC-forming and simultaneous cooling
  • Hyperthermia system (1996): Joint DFG project with the Radiology Clinic of the University of Freiburg, Radiology Department

R&D projects in pictures