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We develop methods and technologies for flexible, digitally networked companies.

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We offer detail and system solutions for various industrial applications.

  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Tool and mould making
  • Automotive engineering
  • Aviation

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News & Events


FDmiX: Fast, robust series production of nanoparticles

Nucleic acid-based medications such as mRNA vaccines offer tremendous potential for medicine and are opening up new therapeutic approaches. These active ingredients must be enclosed inside nanoparticles to ensure that they get to where they are needed inside the body’s cells. The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK and FDX Fluid Dynamix GmbH have worked together to develop a technology platform for the production of nanoparticles that can achieve particle quality and stability at levels previously out of reach: FDmiX, short for Fraunhofer Dynamic Mixing Technologies. Swiss chemical and pharmaceutical company Lonza has now licensed the technology for its own good manufacturing practice (GMP) production activities.
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Battery Passes, Biological Transformation and Data Ecosystems

Fraunhofer IPK will be exhibiting at Hannover Messe from April 22 to 26, 2024. At the Fraunhofer booth in hall 2, stand B24, we will be presenting exhibits from three projects: Battery Pass, BioFusion 4.0 and Gaia-X.
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Circular economy: A digital EU product passport for batteries

Starting in February 2027, all new traction batteries, two-wheeled vehicle batteries and industrial batteries with a capacity of over 2 kWh that are marketed in the EU will require a digital battery passport. The purpose is to ensure transparency and sustainability in the battery value chain, reduce environmental impacts and encourage the secondary use of batteries. The Battery Pass Consortium, with the participation of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK, is developing frameworks and recommendations in terms of content and technology for implementing the passport. Researchers from Fraunhofer IPK are responsible for the design and implementation of the technical standards. From April 22 to 26, 2024, they will be at the Hannover Messe (Hall 2, Booth B24) presenting a draft technical reference standard designed to enable battery passports — and all types of digital product passports — to be implemented in a way that is scalable and interoperable.
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Technical Guidance: Requirements for the Digital Product Passport

From February 2027, all new traction, two-wheeler and industrial batteries with a capacity of more than 2 kWh placed on the EU market will require a digital battery passport. A consortium of industry, technology and academia has published the first technical guidance and demonstrator for its implementation.
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Professional Education at Fraunhofer IPK

Learn about our MEHR KÖNNEN program's numerous offers.

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Mastering Digital Twins

Discover our English language certificate program and become a Certified Digital Twins Business Consultant.

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Basics of Benchmarking

Get familiar with the 5-phase model of the Information Center Benchmarking (IZB) at Fraunhofer IPK and learn how to carry out your own benchmarking projects.


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