Fraunhofer IPK

Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology

Contract research/Industry projects Virtual Product Creation

Current contract research and industry projects of the Virtual Product Creation division:

Virtual Product Creation - IPC
Industry Projects

Reference project for the automobile industry: Analyzing PDM Strategy

This project aimed at assessing PDM strategy in terms of its reusability, development processes and evaluation of planned product structure. Recommendations for adapting PDM strategy were extrapolated from the project results.[more]

Virtual Product Creation - MBE
Industry Projects

Reference project for the automobile industry: Multiphysical Simulation of Mechatronic Systems

The ever greater complexity of novel systems solutions (in the automobile industry) is creating an urgent need for methods of seamless modeling and simulation in product development. A broad array of CAE tools is used in the development process to investigate system behavior.[more]

Virtual Product Creation - MBE
Virtual Product Creation - IPC
Industry Projects

Reference project for the automobile industry: Future PLM Strategies

This project aimed at analyzing product development processes with a view to formulating proposals for forward-looking PLM solutions with close attention paid to future trends and support for the creation of a decision-making rationale for long-term-oriented IT evolution.[more]

Virtual Product Creation - IPC
Industry Projects

Reference project for the energy industry: Evaluation of a Project for the Introduction of PDM

A global provider of MRO services for energy systems for industrial use planned to introduce a new PDM system for product development and service across his whole company in an effort to harmonize the PDM-ERP landscape at all company sites across the world. [more]

Virtual Product Creation - IPC
Industry Projects

Reference project for the aeronautics industry: CAx-/PDM- and Data Exchange Applications

This project was focused on the development of application methods and processing of procedural instructions for the construction and validation of a 3D development environment. It sought a solution to the dilemma that new aircraft constructions can only be realized through drastic reduction in the development time they require.[more]

Virtual Product Creation - IPC
Industry Projects

Reference project for the aeronautics industry: Introduction of a PDM System for Configuration Management

This project targeted mapping of information on PDM/PLM configured devices for rapid error-free delivery of current device configuration for repair and maintenance works.[more]

Virtual Product Creation - IPC
Virtual Product Creation - MBE
Industry Projects

Reference project for Software/ Service Providers: Power Train Process Assessment

This project was carried out in association with UGS and investigated future trends in technical system support for the powertrain development process in the automobile industry.[more]

Virtual Product Creation - MBE
Industry Projects

Reference Project for Virtual Reality: PLUG-IN VR – The Introduction of Virtual Reality Technologies

PLUG-IN VR is designed especially for innovative companies with their own product development department. In a time when competitive markets are calling for ever shorter development cycles, it is highly advisable to slash the time needed for the construction of physical prototypes.[more]

Virtual Product Creation - IPC
Industry Projects

Reference Project for Software/ Service Providers: A Report on Collaborative Product Development and Digital Tools

The partners collaborating in the study – CONTACT Software GmbH (Bremen), Fraunhofer IPK (Berlin) and VDI (Düsseldorf) – produced the joint report on “Collaborative Product Development and Digital Tools” in 2011/2012. [more]

Please view our archive to find projects we conducted in the past.