Press & Media

Here you can find our press releases and high-resolution pictures for your editorial reporting. Reports about Fraunhofer IPT are strongly desired. For further information about research or services or to find an expert for your particular questions do not hesitate to contact our PR manager Susanne Krause. If you wish to receive additional photographs please contact our photographer Adelheid Peters.

Recent press releases


Hannover Messe 2024: Fraunhofer IPT shows how production technology can save lives

At the Hannover Messe from April 22 to 26, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT will present the diverse applications of laser technologies in production at two booths: An "animal" exhibit at the joint Fraunhofer booth will show how the com-bination of additive and subtractive processes makes production more efficient and products of higher quality. In the "Bioeconomy Showcase", the Bio4MatPro competence center will present the "Heart 2.0" research project. In this project, Fraunhofer IPT and its partners have developed complex micro- and nanostructures to prevent dangerous blood clots. Lasers were used to apply these structures to the inside of artificial hearts.
more info


Fraunhofer IPT presents system designs for the production of bipolar plates, MEAs and pressure tanks

Green hydrogen is one of the energy sources of the future. In order to produce it in large quantities, store it and convert it back into electrical energy, however, the industry needs efficient and scalable production processes and systems for the required electrolysers and fuel cells. Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen are focusing on both conventional discrete and continuous production processes using roll-to-roll systems (R2R). At the Hannover Messe from April 22 to 26, 2024, Fraunhofer IPT will be exhibiting parts of its modular system technology "Scalab," the bipolar plates and membrane electrode assemblies (MEA) produced with it, as well as pressure tanks for storing hydrogen.
more info


Hannover Messe 2024: Fraunhofer IPT showcases 5G potential for intelligent industrial control

Connectivity, edge computing and precise control of automation systems are crucial for competitiveness in many industrial sectors: They improve efficiency, enable real-time communication between machines and systems and create new opportunities for integrating robotics into conventional production processes. At this year's Hannover Messe from April 22 to 26 in Hall 14, Stand H06 (30), the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT from Aachen will demonstrate the potential of new technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence and the digital twin for industry in a playful way at the "5G-Kicker" foosball table.
more info


International conference on the production of optical components made of polymer

Small, large, round, square – polymer optics are found in numerous products. From general lighting scenarios to LED front optics for vehicles to cell phone cameras or displays in classic consumer goods, there is a wide range of applications for polymer optics. However, ever shorter product cycles, the trend towards miniaturization and increased material requirements call for new product concepts and production solutions. The "Aachen Polymer Optics Days" conference offers a varied program of lectures on innovations and trends in optical polymer production. The international conference will take place for the fifth time in Aachen from June 19 to 20, 2024.
more info

Press texts

Here, you will find our press releases and high resolution images for your editorial coverage. We welcome and encourage publications about the Fraunhofer IPT.

Media gallery

Our research findings and development services in pictures! If you are interested in using any of these images for scientific publications or press reports, please contact our media designers.


We publish the results of our institute’s work In a variety of scientific publications. Our annual reports and brochures provide a broad overview of our services and competencies.

Press releases on subscription

You can also subscribe to our press releases as an RSS feed:

Press mailing list

You are a journalist and want to know what is happening at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft? Then register for our press distribution list.