Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology

Your research partner for digitally integrated production


Industry Trends

We address current topics in business and industry 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


Manufacturing without Takt and Assembly Line – Networking Brings Flexibility and Agility to Production

For a long time, there was no alternative to rigid production structures when fast throughput was required. Now they are becoming obsolete, as Fraunhofer IPK shows in its trend report. Instead of highly integrated, firmly linked lines, manufacturing experts increasingly favor modular production systems that can be flexibly combined.
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Fraunhofer IPK celebrates 10 years of research cooperation with Brazil

Since 2012, Fraunhofer IPK has been assisting the Brazilian National Service for Industrial Training SENAI with establishing an application-oriented research network. Meanwhile, 26 »innovation institutes« form a viable bridge between Brazilian universities and industry in the country.
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Digital Hospital Made Easy

Interoperability, integration, interaction – medical technology is dominated by digitalization. At MEDICA 2022, Fraunhofer IPK will be demonstrating how intelligent linking of devices and systems, including digital twins, will shape processes in the hospital of the future. Thanks to the »Scangineering« solution, even objects for which no digital data are available can be integrated.
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Zeros and Ones at the Factory– Smart Data Management Becomes Top Priority for Manufacturing Companies

Industrial manufacturing generates a growing amount of data, which – evaluated and put into context in a targeted manner – enables extremely flexible reorganization of production. Together with experts from the manufacturing industry, Fraunhofer IPK has discussed which methodological and technological innovation tasks are associated with this.
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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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Mastering PLM

Learn how to successfully implement solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in our online training course.


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