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Fraunhofer Group for Production

Production-oriented research

Production in the age of the 4th industrial revolution

Production of the future

 

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Since this week, we transferred all our operations to home office. Nevertheless, we are still looking foreward to hear from during the usual office hours:

Phone: +49 391 4090 568
Mail: office@produktion.fraunhofer.de

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New leading project »SWAP«

A new leading project of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is to create the basis for manufacturing environments that collaborate in swarms.

 

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Fraunhofer IPA exhibits at the Automatica

Autonomous, intelligent, clean: from mobile and self-learning robots to state-of-the-art cleanroom technologies and the Stuttgart Exo-Jacket - the Fraunhofer IPA will be presenting a wealth of applications and services for automated production at Automatica in December. The Virtual IPA Preview on June 18th, 2020, will already provide initial insights.

 

Biofuel made from wheat straw

Scientists at Fraunhofer UMSICHT produce biofuel from renewable raw materials, which can be turned into gasoline, diesel or even kerosene for airplanes. The synthetic fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30 percent compared to fossil fuel and also reduces soot emissions.

 

7.7 million EUR for European Blockchain Institute at Fraunhofer IML

At the "European Blockchain Institute in NRW", Fraunhofer IML will advance the blockchain technology together with companies and other research institutions. Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Affairs,  handed over the funding notice for 7.7 million euros to the institute management.

 

Face shields from the 3D printer

In addition to the mouth-nose covers, face shields offer additional protection against droplet infection with the COVID-19 virus. Fraunhofer UMSICHT produces face shields on the basis of an open source construction plan using 3D printing in its open workshop DEZENTRALE, thus supporting hospitals in the region.

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