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

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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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Here you will find a brief descriptions of all member institutes, services offered by the association and contact information.



Energy system in transition

Under the direction of the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT, an international research team is developing an open source model for electrical and thermal energy storage systems that can be used to solve technical, economic and regulatory problems. 


Efficiency and sustainability in transport logistics

Together against climate change: On Friday, 19 June 2020, the new lead project "PhysICAL" for the establishment of the Physical Internet in Austria was launched. Over the next four years, applications will be tested in various industries. The project with Fraunhofer Austria as consortium leader started with a joint kick-off of the 17 project partners.



Chrome-plated trim or galvanised screws: we encounter electroplating technology constantly in our everyday lives. The Fraunhofer IPA and MMRI of the Chulalongkorn University of Bangkok jointly drive research and development in this field. At present, however, there are no suitable technical and vocational training and further education programs in Thailand. In order to counter the lack of skilled workers, the scientists have initiated the project »SCHOOLPLATE«.


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.

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