Business units

Industries - Technologies - Products

Being successful in the field of production technology requires the ability to overcome one’s limitations and the willingness to react fast and flexibly in the face of sudden changes. In our business units we take a close look on the strategic demands of different industries, being well known for our profound knowledge of their individual needs and scopes and for driving further developments.

In our business units we use the wide expertise of our departments and provide comprehensive solutions to our customers. Depending on the task we employ our enhanced network and involve partners, in particular the Fraunhofer CMI and the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of the RWTH Aachen University. This enables us to solve interdisciplinary problems.



The design and manufacture of complex high-end optics and the assembly of optical systems are the focus of our "Optics - from the idea to the finished product" business unit.


Energy storage

In the "Energy Storage" business unit, we develop solutions for the series production of energy storage systems, with the aim of reducing manufacturing costs and achieving high added value for industry.


Lightweight production technology

In the "Lightweight Production Technology" business unit, we combine expertise in production technology with knowledge of processes for working and processing suitable materials.


Life sciences engineering

The "Life sciences engineering" business unit combines the expertise of the Fraunhofer CMI in Boston with that of the Fraunhofer IPT. Together we develop production engineering solutions for medical and laboratory technology, biotechnology and diagnostics.



In our "Turbomachinery" business unit, we develop and optimize manufacturing technologies for engine and turbine construction in the power generation, aviation and automotive industries as well as in oil and gas production.


Tool and die making

The Fraunhofer IPT's "Tool and die making" business unit offers companies, suppliers and customers in the tool and mold making industry holistic solutions to help them successfully master the diverse challenges facing their industry.

Partner for the industry

Find out which form of cooperation with us is the right one for you.

Let's get together!

Every year, our business units present themselves at numerous trade fairs as well as at conferences and a wide range of seminars.

You may see when and where you can meet us in our event overview.