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70 Years of Future

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is celebrating its anniversary: 70 years of applied research – 70 years of future.

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Reliable Technology for Efficient, Sustainable and Connected Manufacturing

We are your technology partner for designing, engineering, equipping and operating work, production and logistics systems as well as their supply infrastructure: We design work systems in which humans and machines collaborate. We link such work systems in efficient production and logistics systems and use intelligent infrastructures to connect these with each other and their surroundings.

As the technology partner to businesses, we research, develop and improve technologies, systems and products von der from the idea up through manufacturability – and transfer them into business practice as swiftly as possibly. We do this by uniting industry experience with scientific expertise.



We warmly welcome our new director Prof. Julia Arlinghaus today.
As of October 1, Prof. Arlinghaus has taken over the Fraunhofer IFF from Prof. Michael Schenk, who has headed the institute since 1994. We are looking forward to our work together.


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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