Precision technology and automation

We are highly competent partners for those who insist on high levels of accuracy and the tightest of tolerances in the micro and nano range: The Fraunhofer IPT develops special purpose machines and systems for high-precision applications. We focus on developing modular machine concepts to enable us to construct customized systems efficiently and to encourage flexible design of industrial production.

Where maximum precision and stable processes are vital, we optimize existing machines and systems and produce prototypes. We integrate sensors as well as networked machines and components.


Special purpose
precision machines

We develop individual modules and special solutions on behalf of our customers.


Artificial intelligence in production

With the help of AI, we are creating self-optimizing production systems.


Plastic and films

Roll-to-roll and injection molding processes enable cost-effective replication.



Ultrapräzise Formen, Walzen und Bauteile fertigen wir mit verschiedenen Verfahren.


High-precision assembly


Machine optimization

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Current research projects

Publicly funded projects allow us to forge new technological paths. This selection of our ongoing projects will give you an idea of the paths we are pursuing.

Completed research projects

A selection of projects we have completed illustrates the development of the technolog-ical subject areas we are addressing now and going forward.

  • 2017 – 2019: FlexPol –  Cost-effective production of antimicrobial adhesive film against hospital germs
  • 2016 – 2020: PoLaRoll – Laser structuring for film production
  • 2016 – 2019: HiTecMass – Efficient production of micro-optical high-tech modules
  • 2016 – 2019: ePiTec – Efficient photonics production through intelligent technology
  • 2016 – 2019: HEA2D – Fabrication, properties and applications of 2D nanomaterials.
  • 2015 – 2018: Sense4Tool – the intelligent tool holder
  • 2015 – 2018: Fast1000 – 5-axis machining for difficult-to-machine materials
  • 2014 – 2016: MANUNET UP Sting – Ultra Precision Steel Machining for Moulds Applications
  • 2013 – 2015: EPSIS – Energy efficiency and precision through structure-integrated sensor technology
  • 2012 – 2016: ML² – MultiLayer MicroLab
  • 2011 – 2013: Opti5AchS – Metrological methodology for the optimization of 5-axis simultaneous machining
  • 2010 – 2013: SCALAB – Modular architectures for scalable precision assembly automation
  • 2009 – 2012: OptiLight – Microstructured, locally functional surfaces for highly efficient lighting systems
  • 2008 – 2011: MHydroLAS – Miniaturized bearing drive systems
  • 2008 – 2011: FlexPAET – Flexible patterning of complex micro structures using adaptive embossing technology
  • 2007 – 2009: UP-PÜ – Online process monitoring with structure-borne sound
  • 2006 – 2017: Cluster of Excellence – Flexible Assembly Systems for Self-Optimizing Production
  • 2006 – 2010: ERANET-OPTICALSTRUCT – Machine and process development for the microstructuring of free-form surfaces for hybrid optics
  • 2006 – 2009: AutoMiPro – Logistics concept for changeable micro production through highly flexible material flow technology