Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology

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We optimize production#

Fraunhofer IPK in Berlin offers system solutions with a strong digital focus for the entire spectrum of industrial tasks – from production management, product development and manufacturing to maintenance of capital goods.

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Health and Medicine#

The current issue of our customer magazine FUTUR is presenting our current R&D in medical engineering and other health-based research fields.

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Digitalization in Times of COVID#

Take part in the online survey by June 30, 2021 and secure a decisive advantage: Be one of the first to receive the study!

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Manufacturing in Times of Corona#

Fraunhofer IPK supports the manufacturing industry in quickly and efficiently adapting to the changed framework conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Your research partner for digitally integrated production#

Industry Trends

We set an agenda of current topics in business and industry and treat them in an interdisciplinary manner.

Research Topics

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

Branch Solutions

We offer detail and system solutions for various industrial applications.

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

International Cooperations

We have access to international expertise and a worldwide network to open up new markets for production know-how made in Germany.

News & Events#


Searching for Images with Artificial Intelligence

Computer vision experts at Fraunhofer IPK have been commissioned by the Rhineland Regional Council to explore how AI-based image search methods can be used in provenance research. Using the »German Sales« database as an example, they show how art objects in auction catalogs can be identified automatically in order to reconstruct the history of their provenance.
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Study on the Impact of COVID-19 on Production

An online survey by Fraunhofer IPK in cooperation with EPIC (Centre of Excellence in Production Informatics and Control) aims to determine the impact of COVID-19 on industrial production. Its focus: »How can digitization help to mitigate these effects?«
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Smart ­Maintenance for Machine Tools – A Holistic Approach

Smart maintenance for machine tools, from intelligent condition monitoring and failure forecasts to maintenance support for service technicians – Fraunhofer IPK’s exhibit at Hannover Messe 2021 comprises all these aspects.
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Can Open-Source Hardware Save Lives?

Right at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the open-source hardware community took action to help manufacture much-needed medical equipment. In a recent study, Fraunhofer IPK researchers explore how ventilators can be manufactured quickly, safely and in a decentralized manner.
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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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PLM Professional

Our two-level program teaches you how to successfully implement Product Lifecycle Management solutions and manage PLM projects.  

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Phone: +49 30 39006-0
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