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Fraunhofer IPA

Future is our product

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Company Data

Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktions-
technik und Automatisierung IPA

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


Mr. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Klaus Schmid
Deputy Head of Appartment
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Fax: +49 711 970 1032
Mr. Dr.-Ing. Martin Metzner
department manager
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No. of employees
501-1.000 (Status: 2015)

Company profile

Sustainable. Personalized. Smart.

Fraunhofer is the largest research organization for applied research in Europe. Its research fields are orientated towards man's needs: health, safety, communication, mobility, energy and the environment.

With nearly 1 000 employees, Fraunhofer IPA is one of the largest institutes in the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. It has an annual budget of over 60 million euros, with more than one third coming from industrial projects.

We see opportunities. We give impulses. We manufacture the future.

The 13 departments of Fraunhofer IPA are supplemented by six business units: Automotive, Machinery and Equipment Industry, Electronics and Microsystems, Power Industry, Medical Engineering and Biotechnology and Process Industry. This structure enables us to help our practice partners improve their market position as well as support their market entry into new application fields.


Consulting services

Investment decisions Planning investments calls for farsightedness. What might appear to be cost-effective today might already prove to be uneconomical tomorrow. That is why our investment advice is always made on the basis of a profitability analysis, taking follow-up costs and available technical options more

Failure analysis

Electroplated components become either damaged or defective during the manufacturing process - where they are recognized at the latest in the final inspection process - or during use in the field. In both cases, this can lead to machine downtimes or even a complete production standstill. As well as causing more

Process development

Process development at Fraunhofer IPAread more

Plant design

Plant optimization Electroplating systems are extremely long-lasting investment goods with a service life of up to 20 years or more. It naturally follows that existing systems need to be optimized at regular intervals. Our extensive experience in plant design combined with our in-depth knowledge of process more

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