Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (IPA)

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Organizational and technological tasks from the production area of industrial companies form the main focus of the research and development work of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA. In addition, there are also tasks arising from developments and changes in the service sector.

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    Go-anywhere cleanroom

    CAPE® is a transportable, tent-like cleanroom facility developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA. It can be installed both indoors and in unexposed outdoor locations, and takes less than an hour to set up. The inspiration for this ... more

    Paints and varnishes based on potato starch

    If a surface has to be protected against corrosion, in 80 percent of all cases this takes place through coating it with paints or varnishes. When doing so, the proportion of bio-based, environmentally-friendly solutions is extremely small. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied ... more

    Automation to ensure quality in 3D printing

    The genuine hope for Industry 4.0 is pinned on 3D-printed parts, but there are still no quality standards in place for additive manufacturing. Fraunhofer IPA has developed an automated system that enables quality to be automatically checked during printing. Industry partners can test and fu ... more