I see great potential even in medical technology and consumer electronics. Because the Adaptronic systems can convert the mechanical energy of the vibration into electrical energy and are even able to collect energy in case of need for the operation of an Adaptronic system to replace them at least dimensions.” How the research and development to began adaptronischer systems? In the 1980s had I smart material interests me in the United States for the then brand new and after Germany in the German Centre for air and space e. V. took this momentum. When I then on the DLR and the BRAUNSCHWEIG a reputation as Director of the Institute was given, I started to build a Department at the DLR with Meanwhile 30 employees. So many ideas, approaches and issues around the Adaptronics could be tackled.” What is the role of the ECAS e. V. in the development of adaptronischer solutions? There is a long list of suffering from problems in the industry.

It comes problems from the industrial at such a network in particular, Practice with solutions from the Adaptronics to bring together and in direct personal contact, as directly as possible, together find a way to increase the efficiency of machines and processes. They are often simple vibration problems that make machines work slower and unpraziser. Special working groups experts to work in then promptly on appropriate solutions based on adaptronischer systems.” Where are the ECAS players in international competition? There is no better actuators in the Adaptronics as the Flachenaktuatoren developed at the DLR currently on the world market. The production is very precise and the new generation of Piezoceramics is lightweight, durable and very reliable. In practice the technology currently not only in prototypes proved.” Where the Adaptronics technology proven? The technology comes above all from the aerospace and transportation. There the actuators and sensors have proven its benefits first.