Fraunhofer IPK

Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology


Welcome to the website of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK in Berlin.

We offer application-oriented system solutions covering the whole spectrum of industrial usage – from product development, production processes, maintenance of investment goods, and product recycling to design and management of manufacturing companies. We also transfer production technology solutions to areas of application outside of industry such as transport and security.

Workshop Additive Manufacturing

The OpTecBB e.V. Association will hold an English workshop on additive technologies at PTZ Berlin on November 4, 2019. The title of the workshop is »Additive manufacturing and analysis of printed structures«. Registration is via the OpTecBB website.

Further information and enrolment

ENRICH Matchmaking & Innovation Tour to Brazil in September 2019

In September 2019, ENRICH in Brazil is organizing a ‘Matchmaking & Innovation Tour to Brazil’ (23-27 September 2019), considered as an unique networking opportunity for European organizations operating in the area of Bioeconomy, (Renewable) Energies and technologies applied to these sectors. The five-day tour through the state of Paraná, namely Curitiba and Foz do Iguaçu, includes visits at top technology organizations (incl. ITAIPU and the Parque Tecnológico de ITAIPU) , matchmaking session @FIEP  with the main players in the region and the sectorial areas and the participation at the ANPEI Conference, known as one of the main conferences in Brazil when it comes to Innovation.  

Prior to theMatchmaking & Innovation Tour, a dedicated webinar will provide all the information necessary before then take-off to Brazil. The free-of-charge webinar will take place on 4 July 2019, 15.00 CET.

More info about the Matchmaking and Innovation Tour

Mobility of the future - has to be produced

How will the German automobile industry have to change in the face of digitalization, new markets, philosophies, and technologies? In its whitepaper, the Fraunhofer AutoMOBILE Production Alliance proposes some options and a concrete solution space.

Download the paper | To the Alliance's website

Furthering International Exchange with Uruguay

We were delighted to welcome H.E. Guillermo Moncecchi, Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay at Fraunhofer IPK today, April 4, 2019. Mr. Moncecchi and his delegation participated in a guided tour through the central test area of the Production Technology Center, Berlin (PTZ).

Read about the Minister's visit

Prof. Dr. Inasaki receives Georg Schlesinger Award 2018

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Ichiro Inasaki, who was honored today with the state of Berlin’s Georg Schlesinger Award! The renowned scientist received the award for his groundbreaking work in the field of manufacturing technology and machine tools.

More about the Georg Schlesinger Award 2018