Press Releases

  • Galvanic industry / 2020

    Researchers tackle skills shortage in Thailand

    Press release July 2020 / July 10, 2020

    Thailand’s galvanic industry does not have enough qualified workers. This has been revealed by the collaboration between Fraunhofer IPA and the Metallurgy and Materials Science Research Institute (MMRI) at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. Project SCHOOLPLATE aims to alleviate this shortage.

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  • Artificial Intelligence for Medical Technology

    Press release June 2020 / June 24, 2020

    Small and medium medical-technology enterprises (SME) in Baden Württemberg are set to soon use artifical intelligence (AI) methods for the improvement and new development of their products. The expertise for this has been provided by the Project Group for Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology (PAMB) at Fraunhofer IPA and the Application Center for Intelligent Machines in Medical Technology (ANIMMED) at Mannheim University Hospital. As part of „Forum Gesundheitsstandort Baden-Württemberg“, the state of Baden-Württemberg is providing ANIMMED and a further seven projects with EUR 13.9 million in funding.

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  • Manufacturing successfully resumes after shut-down

    Press release June 2020 / June 05, 2020

    The automotive suppliers Kromberg & Schubert planned to resume production activities with the help of Fraunhofer IPA. Protecting its customers and employees from coronavirus was the company’s highest priority right from the very beginning. The measures developed are currently being implemented at all 26 of its sites around the world.

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  • An impulse generator for the digital production era

    Press release May 2020 / May 18, 2020

    Autonomous, smart, clean: from mobile and self-learning robots to state-of-the-art cleanroom technologies, methods for explaining machine learning, software tools for production, and the Stuttgart Exo-Jacket – in December 2020, Fraunhofer IPA will showcase a wide range of applications and services for automated production processes at Automatica. However, the Virtual IPA Preview will offer the first glimpses as early as June 18, 2020.

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  • Rapid help for hospitals

    Press Release April 2020 / April 22, 2020

    Medical safety eyewear, disinfectant dispensers and ventilators from 3D printers – experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA are using their technological expertise in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • A virtual experience of future manufacturing

    Press Information February 2020 / February 06, 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 / December 17, 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 / November 14, 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 / November 07, 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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