Reliable Technology for the Efficient, Sustainable and Resilient Manufacturing of Tomorrow

Dear Business Partners, Friends and Supporters,

The current situation requires extraordinary actions from us. We would like to inform you about them with an eye toward our work together.

Our employees’ health and public safety is our top priority. We are therefore rigorously implementing federal and state rules and regulations and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s own directives. We are acting responsibly.

These restrictions are not keeping us from working. Our employees are continuing to work on projects from home and can be reached by email. We are also teleconferencing and videoconferencing to communicate efficiently and constructively.

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Should our capability to work and our availability change in any way, we will inform you.

Stay healthy. All the best to you, your families and your employees.

Julia C. Arlinghaus


As a technology and research partner, we assist businesses that want to make Industrie 4.0 reality and play a role in this turning point toward digitalization and automation. We have made it our mission to contribute to sustainable development with our research, in the sense of ecologically intact, economically successful and socially equitable development.

Prof. Julia C. Arlinghaus, Director


Press Releases


The Hydrogen Factory of the Future

Hydrogen is indispensable to successfully transitioning to renewables and meeting climate targets. It is the essential building block of sector coupling. While it provides an eco-friendly option to meet industry demand for electricity, heat and transportation, this versatile energy source is only eco-friendly when it is sourced from renewables. The Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF has a demand-driven, distributed, modular solution that pro-duces and distributes green hydrogen.
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Prof. Dr. Julia C. Arlinghaus Will Be Taking Charge of the Fraunhofer Institute IFF in Magdeburg

University professor Dr. Julia C. Arlinghaus will be taking charge of the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF in Magdeburg on October 1, 2019. At the same time, she will be taking up the Chair of Production Systems and Automation at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. Her years of expertise in the fields of digitalization, logistics, process engineering and automation as well as her active collaboration with numerous industrial companies make her the ideal appointment for both jobs. Prior to this, she held the Chair of Management for Industrie 4.0 at RWTH Aachen.
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Dynamic Energy Management System for SMBs

Solar power, wind power and the lot – the growing use of renewable energy sources is resulting in substantial fluctuations in energy production. Fraunhofer researchers have now made it possible to design industrial processes in small and medium-sized businesses to be demand-responsive. This enables companies to maximize their use of green power from their own power plants, to respond to fluctuations, and, in the future, to contribute to stabilizing the energy supply.
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New Technology for Foundries Cuts Energy Costs and CO2 Emissions Substantially

The metalworking industry and foundries in particular consume extreme amounts of energy and thus produce large amounts of CO2 as well. In the future, light metal foundries will be able to cut their energy costs related to production by as much as sixty percent and CO2 emissions by as much as eighty percent. A new technology developed at the Fraunhofer together with other partners will make this possible. This world first will be presented for the first time ever at this years’ Hannover Messe.
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Reliable Technology for the Efficient, Sustainable and Resilient Manufacturing of Tomorrow

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