In March 2018, we officially opened the Fraunhofer Project Center for Advanced Manufacturing @ ITA, in São José dos Campos, Brazil. The center, also known as FPC@ITA, is considered the official seal on a strategic cooperation between our German research institution and one of the top engineering schools in Brazil. Fraunhofer IPK and the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) join forces to develop production technology solutions for the benefit of German and European companies producing in Brazil, including the country's industrial sector itself.
Partners and customers of FPC@ITA benefit from a high-quality product and service portfolio comprising of both similar and complementary services offered by Fraunhofer IPK in Berlin and by CCM-ITA in São José dos Campos. Based on the process chain in industrial companies, the project center develops and implements complex system solutions for digitally integrated production. On a management level this includes methods and tools for the planning, control and execution of business processes down to the shop floor as well as efficient and interdisciplinary future-oriented quality methods. Engineering solutions for digital products and product manufacturing are followed by application-specific detail and system solutions for component manufacturing and highly flexible automation of machines, plants and processes.