Fraunhofer IPK

Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology

Production Systems

The mandate of the Production Systems division of Fraunhofer IPK covers the development, engineering and adaption of production and manufacturing technologies together with the mechanical and control techniques needed for fabrication of innovative products. Our overarching aim is to achieve long-term enhancement of the competitiveness of our customers through the application-specific modular and systems solutions we engineer. With this end in mind, our three departments for:

develop novel machines and processing strategies, optimize existing production facilities, and engineer forward-looking concepts for tools. On top of this, we also support vendors in the development and introduction of novel product-companion services.

The technologies and systems we develop are deployed in both industrial micro and macro production and may be found in a vast array of fields from automotive engineering and automobile parts supply, tool and mold construction, aviation and aeronautics, energy technology, machine tools and plant construction to medical technology and the print machine and timber processing industries.