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On mobile cleanrooms and personalized sandals

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA is set to exhibit across a variety stands at this year’s Hannover Messe, showcasing innovations such as a partially automated assembly process of plastic elephants and using robots to manufacture a personalized pair of sandals.



From Stuttgart to the world: Fraunhofer IPA turns 60

"Future is our product" is the motto of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA. The institute produces innovations and solutions for industrial applications and bridges the gap between science and practice. This is to be celebrated in 2019: 60 years ago – on July 1st, 1959 – the institute in Stuttgart began its work.



The fast way to individual treatment

Lymph node diagnosis helps to determine whether a tumor has already spread across the body and started to form metastases. An inter-disciplinary team across three Fraunhofer institutes has now optimized and automated this diagnosis method.



“SeRoDi” research project presents final results

As part of the “SeRoDi” project (“Service Robotics for Personal Services”), Fraunhofer IPA collaborated with other research and application partners to develop new service robotics solutions for the nursing sector.



Pathogens in the firing line

As part of a multi-disciplinary project, researchers from four Fraunhofer Institutes have developed a technology to quickly and safely destroy pathogens used in vaccine manufacture.



Analytical tool identifies production errors and their causes in real time

With its “Smart System Optimization“, Fraunhofer IPA has developed a tool that identifies errors in interlinked manufacturing systems and shows their root causes. In order to do this, high-performance machine control connectors and external sensors such as smart cameras record relevant process characteristics.



Collaboration between Fraunhofer IPA and VDE Korea

The robot that engineers at Fraunhofer IPA are currently examining in their research cleanroom has traveled a long way: a few days ago, it was sent by air freight from Korea.



Medical-technical competence center for prosthetics and orthotics established

The Orthopedic University Hospital Heidelberg and Fraunhofer IPA have expanded their long-standing research partnership by jointly founding a competence center.

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