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Research and Development

From Smart to Heart

A new Fraunhofer lighthouse project is investigating how production systems can become more resilient through cooperative behavior. Empathy plays a crucial role in this.

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Current Issue FUTUR 1/2023: Manufacturing


Research and Development

Smooth Edges with Lean Process Chains

Burrs can be reduced by skillful process control and adaptation of the cutting conditions, or avoided completely with sharp tool cutting edges.


Expert Panel

Right to the Point

Bernfried Fleiner, exeron GmbH and Prof. Dr. Julian Polte, Fraunhofer IPK, IWF TU Berlin discuss the variable »precision« as a key to sustainable production.


Research and Development

Better Than New

By combining Scangineering
and additive repair technologies,
tools or components can
be repaired automatically.


Research and Development

Heat Pump for Machines

It can heat as well as cool – a new thermoelectric system enables temperature control of motorized spindles as needed, thus increasing the precision of machine tools.


Research and Development

Precision Is Key

Machine tools still set the tone in terms of accuracy. But industrial robots are catching up more and more – thanks to AI, among other things.


Research and Development

Diamond Insights

Ultra-precision machining is the ultimate in manufacturing technology – it hardly gets any more accurate than this.


Research and Development

From Alexanderplatz to Amazônia

The cooperation between Germany and Brazil in the area of Industry 4.0 is picking up speed – with Fraunhofer IPK as a major driver.

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