Research Magazine

52° Nord.
Fraunhofer IFF's Magazine about Manufacturing of the Future

Factory planning and operation as well as industrial automation - these topics are at the centre of our research. With our expertise in digitalisation, machine learning and artificial intelligence, we develop individual robotics and assistance systems for direct support of humans in production, high-precision measurement and testing technologies for error-free and resource-saving manufacturing of products, as well as unique solutions for intelligent and sustainable energy supply. 

Our customer magazine provides an insight into our work and our range of services. Read how we make production and logistics processes future-proof, develop ideas for innovative business models and increase the networking of products and production systems for manufacturers, operators and customers.

Current Issues of the 52° Nord Magazine


Ready for the Unknown

  • From E·Waste to Zero Waste: Disassembling and Recycling Electronics Intelligently
  • The Elbfabrik: Where the Manufacturing of Tomorrow Becomes Reality
  • Sensortional: Sensor-Based Process Monitoring in Real Time with the AirBOX
  • Open, Connected, Collaborative: Our IoT Platform for Seamless Connectivity in the Smart Factory 
  • One Plan It: Fusing Two Planning Worlds
  • An Upgrade for Industry 4.0

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Magazine Archive

Here you can find back issues of our research magazine IFFOCUS.


Digital Twin: The Future of Engineering


Designing Processes Intelligently


Digital is Getting Smart


How We'll Work Tomorrow


High Tech for Higher Yields


Power in Reserve


The Human In Manufacturing


A Digital World Of Experience


Producing More Efficiently