Fraunhofer IPK in Berlin stands for 40 years of excellence in production science. We conduct applied research and development across the whole process spectrum of manufacturing industry – from product development, production processes, maintenance of investment goods, and product recycling to the design and management of manufacturing companies. We also transfer production technology solutions to areas of application outside of industry such as transport and security. IPK is structured in the divisions Corporate Management, Virtual Product Creation, Production Systems, Joining and Coating Technology, Automation Technology, and Quality Management, as well as the exploration area Traffic Engineering. Close collaboration between divisions means that we are able to tackle even extremely complex issues.