Fraunhofer IPA, or Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, is a research organization based in Stuttgart, Germany. It specializes in research and development in the fields of automation, production technology, and digitalization. The institute was founded in 1959 and has since become one of the world's leading research institutions in manufacturing engineering.
Fraunhofer IPA offers a wide range of services to its clients, including applied research, development, and consulting services. Its main areas of research include industrial automation, robotics, digitalization of manufacturing, production planning and control, and sustainable manufacturing. The institute collaborates with companies of all sizes, from small and medium-sized enterprises to large multinational corporations.
One of the key strengths of Fraunhofer IPA is its ability to develop innovative solutions for complex manufacturing problems. The institute has a team of highly skilled researchers and engineers who work together to develop new technologies and processes to improve manufacturing efficiency and productivity. Its research is aimed at improving the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry and addressing societal challenges such as climate change and resource depletion.