Latency in 5G networks

In this article, we will talk about the latency in 5G networks. For all applications and solutions related to the topic of (energy) network control, of course it would be very interesting to implement control scenarios with the lowest possible latency. As it will become clear from the article, here there are several aspects to…

Stainless steel components on an FDM printer: BASF Ultrafuse 316LX

At FormNext in Frankfurt, we came across a very interesting filament from BASF: Ultrafuse 316LX The filament has approximately 80% metal content and it can be processed on conventional FDM printers. The parts are sintered after the printing process, with BASF offering the sintering service directly. Over the next few weeks, we will undertake various…

3D Printing: The rapid way to prototypes

We are using 3D printing in order to be able to create prototypes fast. Here you can see an object which is cured after printing. The printing lasted for about 13 hours and used approximately 120 ml of resin. The part handling incl. the unpacking required about one hour. Thus, we go from an idea…

Global satellite navigation: diverse systems and their technical functionalities

In the past, it was almost inconceivable to take a car trip to unknown places without a map or a road atlas. Since then, not only are such resources less and less often carried in the car, but a large majority of the population, in particular the youth segment, is no longer familiar with analog navigation solutions. Maps have been replaced by technical navigation systems, which allow for position determination and destination guidance through satellite signals and radio. In this article, we explain how satellite navigation works and compare different systems, which are currently available when it comes to navigation.