The aim of the Fraunhofer IPT is to develop new and optimize existing solutions through practice-oriented research and development for clients in modern production industries. The Fraunhofer IPT transfers the results of this R&D directly into practice in client companies, which come from a wide range of industries – the automotive industries and its suppliers, especially tool and die making, as well as fine-mechanics and optical industries, aerospace industries and machine tool manufacturers. The Fraunhofer IPT also assists international clients via the Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation CMI in Boston, USA. The Fraunhofer IPT employs a staff of approximately 350, currently working on projects in 6000 m2 facilities, 3500 m² of which are used as laboratories and machining workshops.
Role and Objectives
The Fraunhofer IPT was selected to carry out the work not only because of its reputation as a research institute specialized in manufacturing technologies, but also due to its know-how and experience in successful projects in the field of the turning and CAM-System development. IPT will have two main tasks: On the one hand IPT is respon
sible for the development of suitable CAM-systems for simultaneous three axis turning. On the other hand, machining strategies will be developed optimized to the requirements of the SME end users.
Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT