Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

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Industrie 4.0

Industry and manufacturing in the process of change. As an independent research institute Fraunhofer IPA has developed numerous solutions and offers a wide range of services.

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Industrie 4.0

Current News

 

July 4, 2017

Flexible proximity sensor creates smart surfaces

Fraunhofer IPA has developed a proximity sensor made from silicone and carbon nanotubes (CNT) which detects objects and determines their position. The materials and printing process used mean that the sensor is extremely flexible, economical and can be used for large surfaces. Industry and research partners can use and further develop this innovation straight away.

 

March 20, 2017

Towards an EU Digital Industrial Platform for Robotics through Open-Source Software

To consolidate Europe’s dominance in advanced manufacturing, ROSIN with Fraunhofer IPA as one of the partners will push the role of the EU within ROSIndustrial to a leading position. Interested entities are welcome to apply for participation.

 

March 2, 2017

Technology for the smart labs of the future

Today, laboratories often resemble a traditional manufactory structure. Devices and processes are not connected and valuable samples are often processed manually by employees. At the Innovation Center for Laboratory Automation Stuttgart Fraunhofer IPA and industry partners are developing new technologies. The team will introduce itself for the first time at the nICLAS forum in Stuttgart on March, 23.

 

March 2, 2017

Medical technology conference comes to Stuttgart

Fraunhofer IPA intends to establish the “Medical Device Manufacturing” symposium in cooperation with trade fair organizers UBM and Stuttgart Messe to run parallel with Medtec Europe. On April 5, this new format will be presented within the scope of a public symposium to professionals.

 

March 2, 2017

The future of personal mobility, the role of the car and the importance of digitization

On March 14 and 15, the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart (FKFS) will host the Stuttgart International Symposium at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart. More than 100 presentations will be held within the scope of the conference on automotive and engine technology.

 

February 2, 2017

Future Work Lab makes work 4.0 tangible

As digitalization transforms processes and services as well as factory floors, many new questions arise. The Future Work Lab, which was officially opened today, offers answers to these issues. Attending the opening were minister Prof. Johanna Wanka, the Fraunhofer Executive Board, the institute directors and some 150 guests from the worlds of politics, research and business.

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