Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology

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


Battling myocardial infarction with drug-coated balloon catheters

A drug-coated balloon catheter inserted in minimally invasive cardiac surgery is increasingly serving as a replacement for risky stent treatment of coronary heart disease. In current practice, the balloons are often coated manually. A new device is intended to automate this time-consuming procedure.
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White Paper »RESYST« presents resilience solutions

How can value chains, companies and entire economies be made crisis-proof? In the white paper »RESYST«, 17 Fraunhofer institutes present factors and conditions for resilience and provide practical recommendations for action. In doing so, they demonstrate that sustainable resilience measures enable organizations to remain innovative and successful even in crisis situations.
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Virtual project launch of the INVITE program: Novel ideas for digital vocational training

With a digital kick-off event on November 29 and 30, 2021, the BMBF-funded INVITE program for vocational training innovations has started. Fraunhofer IPK is contributing a project on AI-supported learning path design.
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Fraunhofer IPK supports DIN SPEC Systematic knowledge management for SMEs

Guidelines for knowledge management specifically tailored to SMEs − that is the aim of DIN SPEC 91443 "Systematic knowledge management for SMEs − Tools and procedures". Fraunhofer IPK's scientific staff participated in drafting the document.
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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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