Press Releases

  • A virtual experience of future manufacturing

    Press Information February 2020 / 6.2.2020

    Staufen Digital is organizing the fully virtual NEXCON conference, which focuses on the digital transformation of the manufacturing sector, for the third time. The conference, which will feature high-profile experts, digital networking and visionary Industrie 4.0 concepts from Europe, China and the USA, is to take place on March 5th, 2020. Fraunhofer IPA is a cooperation partner for the event where it will focus on its collaboration with the Fraunhofer Project Center for Smart Manufacturing in Shanghai.

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  • Alexander Sauer follows Fritz Klocke / 2019

    New Management Team at Fraunhofer IPA in Stuttgart

    Presse release December 2019 / 17.12.2019

    The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation in Stuttgart will have a new head in January 2020. After Professor Thomas Bauernhansl had managed the third largest Fraunhofer Institute on his own for years, he was most recently supported by Professor Fritz Klocke. On January 1st, 2020, IPA's Head of Resource efficient Production, Professor Alexander Sauer, will move to the boards room.

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  • Viability study of CPS technologies

    Presse release November 2019 / 14.11.2019

    Researchers from Fraunhofer IPA and the International Performance Research Institute (IPRI) have compared costs and benefits of cyber-physical systems in a viability study. For the first time, this will enable businesses to predict the costs over an entire life cycle and to identify the most cost effective solution.

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  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft joins Cyber Valley

    Press release November 2019 / 7.11.2019

    Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization Fraunhofer Gesellschaft has joined the Cyber Valley research consortium, which includes the Universities of Tübingen and Stuttgart, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, and several of the world’s top industry players. For Baden-Württemberg, the cooperation reaffirms the region’s position as one of the world’s leading AI hotspots. Founded by the Fraunhofer Institutes IPA and IAO, the AI innovation center Learning Systems offers medium-sized companies a central point of contact for applied research on artificial intelligence.

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  • An operating system for factories

    Presse release September 2019 / 20.9.2019

    With FabOS, science and industry have together developed an operating system for the manufacturing industry that facilitates the integration of production technology with Information and Communication Technology (ICT). FabOS will also simplify the process behind capturing production data and enable the broader application of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This is the idea that brought the 26 collaborating project partners success in the AI innovation competition organized by the German Ministry for the Economy Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Along with other selected projects, FabOS was publicly unveiled on September 19.

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  • 3D-printed medical robots

    Press release August 2019 / 27.8.2019

    Five international research teams are developing a robot for cancer treatments of the future. Although it comprises dozens of components, joints and parts with varied material characteristics, this robot can be printed using a 3D-printer in a single-step process.

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  • Automated post-processing of CFRP components

    Press release August 2019 / 27.8.2019

    Researchers from Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA have, together with industry, developed a high-precision processing machine that not only shapes carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP), but also handles post-processing in its entirety. CFRP parts can therefore be processed up to 50% more economically.

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  • Fraunhofer IPA drives Biological Transformation with an innovative platform / 2019

    If Machines Could Smell ...

    Press release July 2019 / 19.7.2019

    What, if robots could smell? Sniffing explosives at the airport, diagnosing diseases based on a patient’s breath, locating gas leaks and much more? As part of its lighthouse topic “Biological Transformation“, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA in Stuttgart is now increasingly connecting biological and technical systems. A new plat- form technology is developed to automatically manufacture cell-based sensors and make them economically usable.

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  • Algorithms help to prevent compressed air wastage

    Presse release June 2019 / 26.6.2019

    Wastage could be cut by up to 30 per cent: most compressor units run inefficiently. Numerous leaks allow air to escape, but detecting these is tricky. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA now propose to leverage the benefits of Artificial Intelligence to tackle this wastage.

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  • REACh directive / 2019

    It pays to be prepared

    Press release May 2019 / 14.5.2019

    The authorization process lasts many years: An electroplating expert from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA recommends that galvanizers and users of hard chromium coatings apply for a company-specific REACh authorization now, whilst discouraging authorization applications in large consortiums.

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