The particular strength of the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS lies in the development of smart integrated systems for different applications. Fraunhofer ENAS develops single components, technologies for their manufacturing as well as system concepts and system integration technologies and transfers them into production. The institute offers research and development services from the idea, via design and technology development or realization based on established technologies up to tested prototypes.
Digital technologies are transforming our working world with profound effects on business and society. Digitalization modernizes and revolutionizes long-established practices and processesIn the blink of an eye. The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO works together with companies and public-sector bodies and institutions to develop strategies, business models and solutions for digital transformation.
Most of the products, processes, and technologies we develop are for sectors where sustainability is particularly important, namely for the aviation industry, automotive sector, energy technologies, medical technology and life sciences, maritime technologies. The solutions developed at Fraunhofer IFAM are, however, also used in various other branches of industry including machinery and plant construction, electronics and electrical engineering, shipbuilding, rail vehicle manufacture, the packaging industry, and the construction sector.
The Fraunhofer IFF are Technology partners for manufacturers. The researchers research and develop technologies, systems and products from the idea to the start of production – and implement them in practice collaboratively.
Priority is given to new methods and technologies of digital engineering and their extensive use in the development, production and operation of products and manufacturing systems. This is the basis for the institute’s development of innovative solutions in its fields of research: “smart work systems”, “resource-efficient production and logistics” and “convergent infrastructures” In the process, the researchers rely on their expertise in robotic, measurement and testing, process engineering in manufacturing and logistics, technology-based assistance and qualification.
The IGCV take advantage of synergies to push the research and development of: Lightweight Casting Technologies - Fibre-Reinforced Composites - Automated Production Technologies
Logistics consulting by specialists: Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics advises companies of all industries and sizes in all questions about material flow and logistics. For our customers we offer widespread services:
As consultants we support in fulfilling new tasks and meeting requirements, as researchers we work out new solutions together with our customers, as planners we help to optimize the internal and external logistics and as developers we realize solutions in soft- and hardware. In the process, Fraunhofer IML focuses on company-specific, made-to-measure solutions and accompanies its customers from planning to implementation.
Developing innovative visual systems. Making best possible use of sensors and interconnecting them. Processing and evaluating the resulting data flows. Using this data to efficiently support humans in making sound decisions, improving processes and controlling autonomous systems in an intelligent way. This complete process and value chain is there domain. It combines the three core competences that are reflected in the name – optronics, system technologies and image exploitation.
The 15 departments of Fraunhofer IPA are supplemented by six business units: Automotive, Machinery and Equipment Industry, Electronics and Microsystems, Energy, Medical Engineering and Biotechnology and Process Industry. This structure enables them to help practice partners improve their market position as well as support their market entry into new application fields
The Fraunhofer IPK offers application-oriented system solutions covering the whole spectrum of industrial usage – from product development, production processes, maintenance of investment goods, and product recycling to design and management of manufacturing companies. Furthermore they transfer production technology solutions to areas of application outside of industry such as transport and security.
The Fraunhofer IPT develops systems solutions for production. They are focuse on the topics of process technology, production machines, production quality and metrology as well as technology management.
The clients and cooperation partners come from all fields of industry: from aerospace technology to the automotive industry and its suppliers as well as tool and die making companies and the precision mechanics, optics and machine tool industries in particular.
A central task of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT is to transfer the current research directly into industrial practice. Therefore, we focus not only our research on industrially applicable production technologies but also offer many technological products and services in the areas of process technology, production machines, mechatronics, production quality and metrology, and technology management.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST is your competent partner in the areas of surface treatment and modification, production and application of coatings, film characterization and surface analysis.
The ITWM is one of the world's largest mathematical research institutes and there goal is to further develop mathematics as a key technology, give innovative impetus and implement it in practice together with industry partners. Methodologically, the research areas are based on modeling, simulation and optimization. Integral parts of the projects are consulting and implementation, support in the application of high-performance computer technology and providing tailor-made software solutions. The ITWM not only use simulation software, but also develop it ourselves, often in cooperation with leading software companies.
Nowadays, companies of all sizes use simulations on regular bases which gives them benefit in terms of product innovation and quality assurance. The customers are mainly in the automotive, mechanical engineering, textile, computer industry and finance sectors.
The IWS stands for innovations in laser and surface technology and offers one stop solutions ranging from the development of new processes to implementation into production up to application-oriented support. The fields of systems technology and process simulation complement the core competencies. The business fields of Fraunhofer IWS include PVD and nanotechnology, chemical surface and reaction technology, thermal surface technology, generation and printing, joining, laser ablation and separation as well as microtechnology. The competence field of material characterization and testing supports the research activities.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU is an engine for innovations in the research and development of production technologies. Around 600 employees at our locations in Chemnitz, Dresden and Zittau open up potentials for competitive manufacturing. Our scientific research and contract research focuses on components, processes and the associated complex machine systems – the entire factory.
As a leading institute for resource-efficient production within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft we are your scientific research and development partner for the future industries of automobile and mechanical engineering. Since 25 years, the main focus of our work has been on application-oriented research and development in the field of production technology for the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors. We not only develop intelligent production systems for the manufacturing of car body and powertrain components, but we also optimize their related forming and cutting manufacturing processes.
The Fraunhofer IZFP is an internationally leading institute for research and development of nondestructive monitoring technologies in the frame of industry-relevant product life cycles. Our scientists develop "cognitive sensor systems", i.e. intelligent and auto-adaptive sensor/actuator networks with which specific processes or entire value added chains can be monitored, controlled and optimized. The focus here is not only on production processes, but also on processes in material and product development, as well as on the upkeep, maintenance and recycling of materials.
Fraunhofer IZFP’s development work relies on decades of accumulated know-how covering almost all known NDT methods. The device and sensor systems developed at Fraunhofer IZFP are interlocked with modern information and communication technology, e.g. for intelligent signal and image processing as well as automated interpretation and assessment of inspection and measurement data on the basis of machine learning methods.
The Fraunhofer LBF teams offer services along the entire valueadded chain starting with the material and its processing up to the finished component, the complex system, its qualification with regard to safety and reliability, and performance from product design to verification. Particularly in the area of plastics, the institute provides support at an early stage of the value added chain with polymer synthesis and in-depth material