Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

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

13.5.2020

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

The 5G-Industry Campus Europe switched on its radio network on May 12, 2020: Through an area of almost one square kilometer, 19 antennas and a bandwidth of ten gigabits per second, we will run the largest 5G research network in Europe. The network at the RWTH Aachen Campus, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), connects the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of the RWTH Aachen University, the FIR (Institute for Industrial Management) at the RWTH Aachen University and, in the future, other University departments with the new mobile radio standard. Together, the partners at the 5G-Industry Campus Europe can now research and test in detail the areas of application of 5G in industrial use.
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15.4.2020

Fraunhofer IPT, Moss and IBF Automation build systems for the production of 50,000 surgical masks per day

Surgical masks can intercept infectious droplets that are expelled when speaking, coughing or sneezing. They may help to protect other people from being infected with respiratory tract infections if the necessary safety distance cannot be maintained. The current shortage of surgical masks is making regular healthcare provision and the fight against the corona pandemic more difficult. Therefore, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT is now setting up a production plant for surgical masks in Germany together with the local machine builder IBF Automation GmbH on behalf of Moss GmbH.
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6.4.2020

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

The 30th Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium will take place on June 10 and 11, 2021, at the Eurogress Aachen. Due to the developments concerning the spread of the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2), the AWK has been postponed from 2020 to 2021 with regard to the safety and health of participants, customers and employees and will therefore not take place in the usual three-year cycle.
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17.3.2020

Conference "Aachen Polymer Optics Days" postponed to autumn 2020

The safety and health of participants and employees is a top priority for the organizers of the "Aachen Polymer Optics Days" conference. Therefore, in consultation with the event's cooperation partners and following the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute, they have decided to postpone the event until autumn: The conference is now planned for 27 and 28 October 2020. The venue and programe structure will be kept unchanged.
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Conference / 2020/10/27–28

Aachen Polymer Optics Days 2020 - postponed

Fair / 2020/10/13-17

Fakuma

Friedrichshafen, Germany

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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