Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

Toolmaker of the Year 2020

As an overall winner in the competition "Excellence in Production", we awarded Harting Applied Technologies GmbH on November 18.

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Discussion Paper "Future Energy Storage Systems for Mobility Applications"

The paper is available for free on our website.

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Now on air: 5G research network on Aachen campus goes live

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Joining forces against the coronavirus

How we can now support manufacturing companies in their efforts against CoViD-19.

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Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium AWK'21 will take place on June 10 and 11, 2021

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Industrie 4.0 – Networked, adaptive production

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Important information about the cooperation with the Fraunhofer IPT

The welfare of all employees, as well as professional support and care, but also the safety of our business partners are extremely important to us, especially with regard to the CoViD-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, maintaining the Fraunhofer IPT's ability to work and the ongoing maintenance of all existing projects and contracts continues to play a very important role - of course taking into account the safety of all parties involved. For this reason, we would like to inform you briefly about the current situation at our institute and the measures we have taken.

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

19.11.2020

Winner despite crisis: Harting Applied Technologies is “Toolmaker of the Year 2020”

Even in the “Corona Year” the international toolmaking industry does not give in and proves to be resilient to the crisis: Harting Applied Technologies GmbH from Espelkamp in Westphalia, Germany, won the “Excellence in Production” award this year and is thus awarded the title “Toolmaker of the Year 2020”.
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10.11.2020

Fraunhofer Edge Cloud: Open IT test environment for research and industry

Big Data solutions require densely integrated networks of production facilities and IT – which, in turn, oblige companies to invest heavily in resources and technological skills. This is why the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and its project partner German Edge Cloud are currently developing an open test environment for research and industry in Aachen that will allow the testing of digitalization concepts in actual production facilities with a view to integrating these concepts into industrial production lines.
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9.11.2020

Express Wire Coil Cladding: A Process for Saving Resources in the Production of Drive Shafts

As transmitters of power and torque, shafts are inconspicuous yet irreplaceable components of cars, aircraft, ships or wind turbines. Billions of these components are produced worldwide every year in various sizes, most of them with shoulders or other surface features. A team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT has now developed the additive process »Express Wire Coil Cladding« (short, EW2C) for the surface treatment of shafts. The EW2C process is an alternative to common ablative processes of shaft machining such as turning, an alternative that not only conserves resources, but also lowers costs.
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25.9.2020

Fraunhofer relies on Automation Technologies in Medical Research

As a pioneer in applied research, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft brings together the expertise of 23 separate Fraunhofer facilities to develop new development and production technologies for innovative cell and gene therapeutics, as well as vaccines, in the “Production for Intelligent Medicine” innovation cluster. As a first step of the project, a concept for a modular pilot plant for the automatic production of these therapeutics is to be developed combining both Industry 4.0 and Health 4.0.
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Digital Aachen Polymer Optics Days

Free online session I: Injection molded optics (Dec 1, 2020)  

Conference / 2021/6/10-11

Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium 2021

Internet of Production – Turning Data into Value

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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