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


Greenwashing Is Yesterday’s News – Responsible Action Becomes a Must for Manufacturers

For a growing number of companies, sustainability is no longer just a marketing argument, but an economic necessity. In times of supply bottlenecks for raw materials and rising energy prices, using scarce and expensive resources efficiently is gaining importance, as Fraunhofer IPK shows in a trend report.
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We add Biology to Industry 4.0

»BioFusion 4.0« transfers principles from nature into industrial manufacturing to achieve sustainable and circular value creation. At this year‘s Hannover Messe from April 17 to 21, 2023, Fraunhofer IPK demonstrates how biogenic materials and digital solutions can be used to design resilient production processes and sustainable products.
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Efficient and stable – new technologies for producing mRNA-based pharmaceuticals

mRNA-based vaccines have been one of the key elements in the fight against the coronavirus. The technology was originally developed for cancer therapy and can be used to treat many diseases. Together with partners from science and industry, Fraunhofer IPK is now researching how mRNA therapeutics and other medication can be better produced and more effectively applied.
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Advanced manufacturing – Fraunhofer IPK continues successful cooperation in Brazil

The Fraunhofer IPK Project Office at Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) in São José dos Campos facilitates application-oriented research and development for the Brazilian manufacturing industry.
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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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