HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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Fraunhofer-Institut IPA

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Exhibition stand
Hall 2, Stand A01
Topic: Bionics - Engineering powered by nature
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Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktions-
technik und Automatisierung IPA

Nobelstr. 12
70569 Stuttgart
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Fax: +49 711 970 1399


Mr. Tobias Herbst
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Fax: +49 711 970 1400


Type of company

Year founded

No. of employees
501-1.000 (Status: 2016)

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bauernhansl

Company profile

The Fraunhofer IPA is made up of 14 individual departments engaged in the fields of Production Organization, Surface Engineering, Automation, and Process Technology. Our research and development work focuses on organizational and technological issues in the manufacturing environment of advanced industries, including Automotive, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Microsystems Engineering, Energy, and Medical and Biological Engineering. The R&D projects aim to enhance production processes and make products more cost-effective and environmentally friendly by identifying and exploiting the potential for automation and streamlining at our customers' companies. This helps to maintain jobs and to strengthen international competitiveness.

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Forschungs- und Entwicklungsschwerpunkte

Forschungs- und Entwicklungsschwerpunkte Kompetenzen - Mechanische, thermische und chemische Fertigungstechnologien für die Niedrigenergieproduktion - Produktionssysteme - Stabilere Produktionsprozesse - Methodenentwicklung und -einsatz - Ressourceneffizienter Infrastrukturbetrieb - Werkstoffe und more

Industrie 4.0

RESOURCE-EFFICIENT Environmental and climate protection, resource shortage, and demographic change have a growing impact in the form of an increase in stipulations, costs, and structural changes. The industry, thus, has to face the basic question today how and with which resources it will be able to more

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