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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Digital Transformation Assessment

Find out how well your company has progressed on its path to digital transformation and compare yourself with your competitors.

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The new FUTUR

The current issue of our magazine FUTUR is here! In a brand new look, with many exciting articles on our sustainability-related research and development projects, like the circular economy or biopolymers.

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Manufacturing despite 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


Ecofriendly plastic alternative

A new type of plastic made of reclaimed waste readily degrades in less than a year. It can be produced on an industrial scale in a new process developed by the Fraunhofer IPK and its partners.
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New study on digital twins in the manufacturing industry

Digital Twin Readiness Assessment shows: companies are on average still in the conception phase
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Crowd Engineering: Fraunhofer spinoff »clous« opens online marketplace for industrial CAD design processes

The latest Fraunhofer IPK spinoff brings together companies with engineering needs and CAD engineering service providers worldwide.
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Open Source Hardware against Corona: Study to examine the potential for safe, large-scale production of open source ventilators

With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the open source hardware community quickly announced the development and manufacture of complex medical ventilators. The project OPEN.Effect aims to evaluate the community’s performance and effectiveness and to identify ways to quickly unlock its potential. The researchers are calling for participants for the associated study.
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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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Pascalstr. 8 – 9
10587 Berlin, Germany

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


Information about our local partners TU Berlin and BAM, about Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and our national and international network.