Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology

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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Resilient Production

The current issue of our customer magazine FUTUR is answering the question: How can companies position themselves to be crisis-proof?

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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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Hands-on industry-oriented research

Interested parties from business, science and politics can learn about the current state of research in our new Industrie 4.0 Transfer Center.

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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


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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All Scalpels to the OR, Please!

Fraunhofer IPK and Charité CFM Facility Management GmbH are developing an AI-based system to automatically check trays of surgical instruments for completeness.
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New Study on Industrial Parts Cleaning

Fraunhofer Reinigung conducts a new market and trend analysis of cleaning processes in production.
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The Eye of the Beholder: How Humans and Machines See Art

Last Friday saw the the first broadcast of a virtual salon discussion in a joint new series of the Austrian Embassy and Fraunhofer IPK.
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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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Vision – Innovation – Realization: the customer magazine of the Production Technology Center Berlin

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Pascalstr. 8 – 9
10587 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 30 39006-0
Mail: info(at)


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