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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Digitalization in Times of COVID

Take part in the online survey by June 30, 2021 and secure a decisive advantage: Be one of the first to receive the study!

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Resilient Production

The current issue of our customer magazine FUTUR is answering the question: How can companies position themselves to be crisis-proof?

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Manufacturing in Times of 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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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

4.5.2021

Study on the Impact of COVID-19 on Production

An online survey by Fraunhofer IPK in cooperation with EPIC (Centre of Excellence in Production Informatics and Control) aims to determine the impact of COVID-19 on industrial production. Its focus: »How can digitization help to mitigate these effects?«
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24.3.2021

Smart ­Maintenance for Machine Tools – A Holistic Approach

Smart maintenance for machine tools, from intelligent condition monitoring and failure forecasts to maintenance support for service technicians – Fraunhofer IPK’s exhibit at Hannover Messe 2021 comprises all these aspects.
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17.12.2020

Can Open-Source Hardware Save Lives?

Right at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the open-source hardware community took action to help manufacture much-needed medical equipment. In a recent study, Fraunhofer IPK researchers explore how ventilators can be manufactured quickly, safely and in a decentralized manner.
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1.12.2020

All Scalpels to the OR, Please!

Fraunhofer IPK and Charité CFM Facility Management GmbH are developing an AI-based system to automatically check trays of surgical instruments for completeness.
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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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FUTUR

Vision – Innovation – Realization: the customer magazine of the Production Technology Center Berlin

How to find us

Pascalstr. 8 – 9
10587 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 30 39006-0
Mail: info(at)ipk.fraunhofer.de

Network

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