Fraunhofer IWM has many years of experience in developing coatings of molds. Thus individually designed mold tool coating solutions are available to suit customers’ specific needs. The stability and service life of such coatings can be tested at Fraunhofer IWM for their resistance to hot glass melts in an extended-time test.
Smartphones and tablet devices have permanently changed the way in which one interacts with applications. With their unique haptics and high value, glass surfaces are also perceived to have positive characteristics such as quality and innovation. One advantage of the integration of structured interaction surfaces made of glass into products is that such glass haptic structures allow the control elements to be discovered even without visual contact. They allow operating the control to be performed by direct feel.
Fraunhofer IWM develops solutions for process engineering that allow local structures to be integrated into glass surfaces. This lays the foundation for high-quality control elements and control panels to be integrated directly into glass.