Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology

Your research partner for digitally integrated production


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


Berlin-based Fraunhofer Institutes launch real-time 5G communications infrastructure

On behalf of German Edge Cloud (GEC) and the Innovation Cluster 5G Berlin e.V., the Berlin Fraunhofer Institutes HHI, FOKUS and IPK have put into operation a real-time capable communication infrastructure for testing industrial applications in 5G standalone campus networks.
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Good or not? Application partners wanted for new AI-based inspection technology

Fraunhofer IPK has developed a novel technology for AI-based optical quality control of industrial goods with minimal integration effort. In order to test the solution for a wide range of applications, companies are now called upon to send in new and used parts for a potential analysis.
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Technology Study on Applications of Additive Manufacturing

Over the last few decades, AM has grown by double digits. This research aims to identify success factors, economic calculations, hurdles for successful implementation and compare AM vs. conventional manufacturing for tool, die, and mold making.
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New generation of sustainable batteries in Europe

Today marks the start of a new German-funded R&D project, for a European target market but with global outreach. It is designed to develop core data specifications, technical standards and dissemination for the fulfillment of the ‘EU battery passport’. The project, named Battery Pass, will provide the foundations of an interoperable, open standard, scalable data platform, and provide the basis for the rapid development of a battery passport and its market implementation. The Battery Pass will empower Europe to become a leader in the digitalization of the battery supply chain and electromobility, making a unique contribution to climate protection, social responsibility, energy and the circular economy. This will significantly transform the energy sector and increase its resource independence and competitiveness. The project consortium, which also features Fraunhofer IPK as well as German world-class leaders and market drivers from industry and science, will furthermore support the European Union in its ambition to enable digital product passports and drive circular life-cycle management of traction batteries, thus helping to achieve the goals of the EU’s strategy Fit for 55 strategy and the UN Global Goals.
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Professional Education at Fraunhofer IPK

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Mastering Digital Twins

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Mastering PLM

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