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Fraunhofer study report describes AI use cases and sustainable energy concepts

Which digitalization approaches are suitable for redesigning and optimizing existing production processes? In its annual study report, the International Center for Networked, Adaptive Production (ICNAP) presents the latest research findings on the digitalization of production. The free report offers insights into the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and the implementation of digital twins in production, describes the prerequisites for plug-and-produce technologies, and looks at new sustainable concepts for monitoring and controlling the energy consumption of technical systems. 
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Pooling expertise: Fraunhofer IPT and Harro Höfliger cooperate in the manufacturing of ATMP production systems

New mRNA vaccines and gene therapeutics have gained media attention as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. These pharmaceuticals, known as ATMPs (Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products), contain living cells or the nucleic acids DNA or RNA. Producing such ATMPs in high quality requires customized produc-tion facilities and an associated range of services. The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT from Aachen and Harro Höfliger from Allmersbach im Tal are now entering into a cooperation to develop fully automated ATMP production systems: Together, the partners are developing an offer for consult-ing, analysis and product development through to the serial production of mar-ketable ATMP systems. The cooperation was launched with the signing of the cooperation agreement on November 14, 2023 in Aachen.
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Well thought-out and tested from start to finish: production chains for additive manufacturing

Over the past eight years, since Formnext opened its doors as a trade fair for additive manufacturing, the market and the needs of the industry have changed significantly: Whereas in the beginning, sheer enthusiasm about the technical possibilities dominated, companies now demand flawlessly functioning solutions for processes and systems technology in order to turn new ideas into concrete products quickly and cost-effectively. This year at the trade fair, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT from Aachen will be demonstrating how it ensures that production chains function seamlessly and what is required to turn a 3D-printed object into a finished end product.
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Fraunhofer IPT conducts research into automated series production of optics with new glass press

The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen has expanded its machinery with a new system for the automated molding of high-precision optical glass components. As a result, the institute is now the only research institution in Europe able to offer research on efficient small-series production of small glass optics using a wafer-level approach. Large individual optics with a diameter of up to 150 millimeters can also be manufactured with the facility.
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