Press Releases

  • Research project by Trumpf, Thyssenkrupp Materials Services and Fraunhofer IPA to mitigate the climate impact of sheet metal processing. The de:karb project will create an open platform enabling companies to determine a specific component’s carbon footprint. Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) is providing funding of 8.3 million euros.

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  • New algorithms for object recognition and environment perception have been developed at Fraunhofer IPA, enabling sophisticated automation solutions for the service and production sectors. They are a result of the “Knowledge4Retail” research project, in which twelve project partners have developed solutions for future-oriented retail.

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  • Successfully implementing tomorrow’s automation today / 2023

    In four steps from idea to application

    Press release June 2023 / June 01, 2023

    Offering companies a clear competitive advantage and making them fit to meet the challenges of the production of the future: this is the performance promise that Fraunhofer IPA will be exhibiting at the automatica trade fair from June 27 to June 30, 2023. Here, visitors will experience applications in robotics, automation, artificial intelligence and cleanroom technologies and gain new insights through regular expert sessions and “Interactive Live“ interviews.

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  • The “DeMoBat” research project came to an end in April. For this, twelve project partners developed concepts and applications for handling and reprocessing electric car components in a sustainable and economical manner. The aim here was to avoid valuable raw materials going to waste. The project was coordinated by Fraunhofer IPA, with funding provided by the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg.

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  • Artificial Intelligence optimizes coffee blending

    Press release April 2022 / April 26, 2023

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) can predict and improve the desired taste, quality, or price for food products such as coffee. This is the result of a Danish-German collaboration project, in which Fraunhofer IPA tested how AI can provide computational support. The experts audited an AI application for the food industry for the first time.

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  • Welding with robots: Systematically determining automation potential

    Press release April 2023 / April 03, 2023

    Fraunhofer IPA has been using its Automation Potential Analysis for assembly automation worldwide for several years already. This technology is now also available for welding processes. It provides companies with a sound basis for deciding if and where previously manual welding processes could potentially be automated.

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  • Hannover Messe / 2023

    Technology for increased efficiency in production

    Press release March 2023 / March 21, 2023

    The focus of this year’s Hannover Messe (April 17-21) will be on technologies to promote climate-neutral and networked industry. The digitization of production processes generates efficiency gains in many areas, and with efficiency being the key to greater sustainability, Fraunhofer IPA will be exhibiting technologies that save both energy and resources.

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  • Machine learning improves the reprocessing of electronic waste

    Press release March 2023 / March 09, 2023

    Fraunhofer IPA is working with ten project partners on the “Desire4Electronics” project to advance research into automated disassembly processes for the remanufacturing of small electrical appliances. The project runs from 2023 to 2025 and addresses 7 of the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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