The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT develops system solutions for production. Fraunhofer IPT focuses on the topics of process technology, production machines, mechatronics, production quality and metrology as well as technology management. Clients and cooperation partners of Fraunhofer IPT represent 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. The institute currently employs around 380 people who are dedicated to applying their creativity to a range of projects.
Department for Fibre-reinforced plastics and laser system technology
The Department for “Fibre-reinforced plastics and laser system technology” aims to meet the increasing industrial demand for fibre-reinforced lightweight components by developing novel production processes and systems for the automated manufacturing of lightweight fibre-reinforced themoset and thermoplastic components. The research, development and service activities include the design, manufacturing, set-up and supply of tailored machinery/ systems including enhanced control systems for the composite production processes like automated tape placement and winding, thermo-forming and pultrusion processes. Next to providing high expertise in the field of fully automated and controlled manufacturing of composite parts, such as pipes and vessels, the activities and services of the “Department for Fibre-reinforced plastics and laser system technology” also comprise the process development for processing advanced composite materials, the design of fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) components and the manufacturing of prototypes.
Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT