Fraunhofer Project Centre In cooperation with Fraunhofer Western University

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2012

Fraunhofer ICT and University of Western Ontario open research facility in Canada

Composites World | November 10, 2012
The 12,000 ft2 (1,115m2) Fraunhofer Project Centre (FPC) for Composites Research will focus on volume production of lightweight composites for transportation, construction, industrial and aerospace applications.
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Western, Fraunhofer celebrate launch of lightweight composites centre

Western News | Thursday, November 8, 2012
A full house of local, national and international leaders helpedWestern and Germany's Fraunhofer Society launch theFraunhofer Project Centre (FPC) for Composites Research at Western at the centre’s Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) location on Monday. The launch represents an unprecedented partnership bringing together a Canadian university, a German industry and three levels of Canadian government.
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German giant Fraunhofer sets up shop in the Forest City

London Free Press | November 6, 2012
Hanging chads in Florida and U.S. presidential politics may have played a crucial role in how a futuristic research facility landed in London. German giant Fraunhofer shared a stage Monday with politicians and officials at Western University, at a facility that already has big clients in Ford, Chrysler and General Motors.
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Harper Government Supports Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships

Government of Canada News Release | November 5, 2012
Manufacturers in southern Ontario working on the production of innovative lightweight materials will benefit from Western University's new Fraunhofer Project Centre and a centre for commercialization of advanced manufacturing technology, thanks to an investment from the Harper Government. 

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German research facility creates 20 new jobs in London

Metro News | November 5, 2012
A German research company moved into a state-of-the-art 12,000 square foot building in northeast London on Monday to become the first tenant of the city’s new Advanced Manufacturing Park.
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FedDev pumping $10 million into London Fraunhofer Project Centre

London Free Press | November 5, 2012
More advanced manufacturing research, and the jobs that come with it, are coming to London.A London research centre will get more than $10 million from FedDev Ontario Monday, creating 20 direct research jobs making lightweight manufacturing materials.
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Western, Fraunhofer partnership answers 'The Why'

Western News | November 1, 2012
What brought Tobias Potyra, Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology manager of operations, and his company to Western, and its Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP), will not only be celebrated next week, but hopefully resonate at the university for years to come.
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Meet the monster press

London Community News | July 11, 2012 
It looks like a support tower for a bridge and if dropped, the resulting shockwave could damage nearby buildings. The monstrous Compress Plus 2500T press is the centerpiece of the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composite Research (FPC), a collaborative research project between the Fraunhofer Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), a German research and development firm, and Western University.
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Material Gain

Business London | June 2012
When science fiction comes true, the process often lean more toward evolution than big bang. Tobias Potyra, manager of operations at the Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research @ Western and Jeff Wood, associate professor in Mechanical and Materials Engineering, discuss how the research facility will make London an international hub for composites research and development. 
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2011

COMPOSITES: Germany, Canada Link on Research

Automotive News Wire | October 17, 2011
The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT), said to be Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization, and the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont., have agreed to work together on developing and processing composite materials for lightweight vehicles in the joint Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research at Western. 
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Fraunhofer partnership finalized

Western News | September 29, 2011
The ability to be on the cutting edge of developing lightweight vehicles that are not soft on safety, longevity or durability is at The University of Western Ontario’s doorstep.
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Buzz Word: Lightweight

The Windsor Star | September 27, 2011
Dieffenbacher helps auto sector wean itself off steel, metal.
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Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research at The University of Western Ontario

AlphaGalileo Foundation | September 23, 2011
In July 2011, the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT began a long-term collaboration with The University of Western Ontario (Western) in London, Ontario. German and Canadian researchers will work together on the process and material development of composite materials for the transportation, construction materials, and renewable energy sectors in the joint “Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research @ Western,“ a latest state-of-the-art equipped press Centre in full industrial scale.
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Institute already has contracts

London Free Press | September 22, 2011
Even before shovels turn the soil for a new high-tech research facility for composite materials in London, the Fraunhofer Institute has signed contracts with leaders of the auto industry. 
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Western and Fraunhofer team-up for a new composites research Centre in London

Western | September 22, 2011
The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, Europe's largest application-oriented research organization, and The University of Western Ontario (Western) in London, Ontario will work together on developing and processing composite materials for lightweight vehicles in the joint Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research @ Western – the world’s latest state-of-the-art equipped press Centre in full industrial scale.
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Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research @ Western

Western University | September 29, 2011
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