Fraunhofer IPK

Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology

Technical Facilities

The Virtual Product Creation division offers selected service centers which cover a wide range of technologies and cater for a broad spectrum of industrial needs. Companies in the small and medium sized enterprise sector (SMEs) in particular have the opportunity to use OEM market tools to validate and advance their company, production and technology strategies. Our experience in applied research dealing with OEM and SMEs means that we have a broad and well balanced overview which we are proud to leverage for the benefit of our customers from industry and science.

We now offer you the following range of service centers:


The Center for Innovative Product Creation

The Center for Innovative Product Creation (ZIP) offers you forward looking solutions for virtual product creation, including:

  • Integrated development of mechatronic products
  • Navigation in complex product structures with multitouch technology
  • Distributed design reviews
  • Simulation of flexible components

The PDM/PLM Competence Center

Oberfläche einer Softwareentwicklung aus dem Projekt InViSThe PDM/PLM Competence Center demonstrates how PDM/PLM technology can help you to avoid the pitfalls in virtual product creation like major time losses, poor product data integration and non-transparent workflows, and how you can achieve uniform administration of product data and proper integration of application systems. For more information, click here.


The Virtual Reality Solution Center

Our competence center drives forward the development of innovative basic technologies like projection-based 3D visualization, 3D integration technologies and haptic interaction solutions with your needs as the customer in mind. With its broad and diversified palette of capabilities and capacities, it offers you a truly comprehensive range of services.

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