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


Application start for the Deep Tech Award 2024

Fraunhofer IPK expert Dr. Gregor Thiele is a member of the jury for this year's Deep Tech Award. The Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises has been awarding the prize to Berlin companies and start-ups since 2015.
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What are the smallest building blocks of digital transformation?

Data! Our researchers handle them every day and never lose sight of what they are supposed to do: create specific solutions for the challenges industry and society are facing. Find out in the latest issue of FUTUR how data is collected, analyzed and processed in a useful, secure and high-quality manner!
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Focusing on the Human Being – Knowledge and Assistance in Production

Even though artificial intelligence and autonomous solutions are increasingly conquering manufacturing, nothing works in production without qualified employees. Providing the best possible support for people in production, transferring their knowledge and maintaining their ability to work for as long as possible is becoming increasingly important for companies, a trend report by Fraunhofer IPK makes clear.
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Participation of Fraunhofer IPK and ENRICH in LAC at the 10th International Industry Innovation Summit

The 10th International Industry Innovation Summit (10º Congresso Internacional de Inovação da Indústria), scheduled for September 27th and 28th, 2023, at São Paulo Expo, stands as a significant event in the global innovation landscape.
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Professional Education at Fraunhofer IPK

Learn about our MEHR KÖNNEN program's numerous offers.

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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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Mastering Digital Twins

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


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