Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium 2020

Save the Date: May 14 and 15, 2020

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Fraunhofer IPT and Ericsson launch Europe’s largest Industrial 5G Research Network

Press Release 2019/12/13

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Industrie 4.0 – Networked, adaptive production

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Integrated Solutions for Production

 

Industries – Technologies – Products

In our business units we use the wide expertise of our departments and provide comprehensive solutions to our customers for the following industries, technology fields and product groups:

 

Trends in Production

We encounter production trends such as Industrie 4.0 or additive manufacturing with a consistently connection of technology and process kow-how, adaptive processes and process chains as well as a a profound technology understanding for the high-performance production.

 

Research and Development for Industry

In our four departments, we work out the basics and further develop competencies with which we transfer our research work into industrially applicable production technologies.

The Recipe for Success: Our Employees

We regard the promotion and education of young scientists as one of our main tasks. 

Latest News

13.12.2019

Fraunhofer IPT and Ericsson launch 5G-Industry Campus Europe, Europe’s largest Industrial 5G Research Network

The aim of the 5G-Industry Campus Europe is to jointly explore – together with companies and research partners – further application areas of the new mobile radio technology 5G in the production field and test them as practical as possible: The consortium, coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT on the Campus Melaten of RWTH Aachen University, is receiving funding of almost 6.2 million Euros from the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) in order to set up the regional 5G research network. The institute has now selected Ericsson as its 5G network supplier.
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1.10.2019

Aachen becomes a center of excellence for optics production

Having established a center of excellence in Aachen, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT is now bringing together a network of companies and research institutes to create a new photonics hub in North Rhine-Westphalia. In the "Aachen Center for Optics Production", or ACOP for short, the Fraunhofer researchers are pooling their own expertise with that of the regional optical industry to jointly create a digital, networked infrastructure for optics production. Eleven companies have agreed to support the center in its work. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia is funding the collaborative venture to the tune of 2.8 million euros over an initial period of three years.
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12.9.2019

Automated assembly system from Fraunhofer IPT and Aixemtec manufactures solid-state LIDAR systems for autonomous vehicles

The majority of driver assistance systems and completely autonomous vehicles currently use solid-state systems, known as LIDAR systems to measure distances and detect obstacles: The abbreviation LIDAR stands for "light detection and ranging" and describes a method used to measure the environment using the reflection of emitted laser beams. The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Tech-nology IPT in Aachen, Germany, has developed a system for the automated as-sembly of solid-state LIDAR systems so that such systems can soon be made available to the automotive industry at low cost. The prototype was integrated into a basic machine manufactured by the project partner Aixemtec GmbH and put into operation together with Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, worldwide technology leader in LIDAR sensors.
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23.8.2019

5G is smartening up production

Modern sensor technology can already collect an extensive range of data from machines and equipment. Analyzing these data can expose anomalies between planned and actual production in order to support optimization purposes. However, data storage and analysis still tend to be decentralized and involve a time-lag. The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen has joined forces with international partners to network industrial production wirelessly with 5G in order to test its potential for industrial environments.
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Conference / 2020/4/21–22

Aachen Polymer Optics Days 2020

Fair / 2020/2/4–6

Photonics West

San Francisco 

Conference / 2020/5/14–15

Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium 2020

Further Events and Dates

We offer interested parties from science and industry the opportunity to get to know us and our research work at trade fairs, conferences, seminars and workshops.

 

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

Steinbachstrasse 17
52074 Aachen, Germany

Phone +49 241 8904-0

Networks of Knowledge

On our front the "Networks of Knowledge" art symbolizes important aspects of cooperation with our partners in science and industrie.

Worldwide Cooperations

Aachen ist leading center of excellence for production technology. We cooperate at many other locations all over the world.

How to find us

You will find our institute centrally located on the RWTH Aachen Campus - we look forward to your visit! 

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