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Hollow Axles Inspection System

Hollow axles inspection at railway axles with longitudinal bore hole

Component Inspection Using Augmented Reality

Inspection of components, parts or large surface by means of augmented reality


Sensor system for corrosion inspection of poles

Residual Stess Inspection by Means of 3MA

3MA inspection system for residual stress measurement

Smart Materials Information and Sensor Systems along the Product Life Cycle - Quality Assurance for Industry 4.0

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Nondestructive monitoring along the product life cycle for reliable products

As an internationally renowned R&D center for nondestructive testing methods (NDT) Fraunhofer IZFP does research and development work for nondestructive monitoring in the field of materials, component, and product characterization. The institute develops industrial-grade high-performance system solutions to prototype and series maturity, covering the entire range of nondestructive inspection methods aligned to industry-specific product life cycles, from which we derive the current challenges our customers and partners face. The institute’s scientists, engineers, and technicians compile application-oriented monitoring solutions to enhance the quality of our customers’ products, starting with process-integrated sensors up to Materials Data Space applications.

Press Releases


Press Release / 3.4.2017

Enhanced safety of cable insulation in European nuclear power plants


Press Release / 6.3.2017

Fraunhofer IZFP celebrates 45 years in Saarland


Press Release / 9.2.2017

Looking inside materials the smart way


Press Release / 15.12.2016

Permanent Condition Monitoring at the Push of a Button

Upcoming Trade Fairs and Events


Conference, Coblenz, 22.-24.5.2017

DGZfP Annual Conference 2017

The German Society for Nondestructive Testing (DGZfP e.V.) invites to their annual conference to be held from 22 to 24 May in Coblenz according to the motto "NDT in Research, Development and Application".


Industrial Event, Düsseldorf, 1.06.2017

Cold Rolling Day

On 1st June 2017 the most important industrial event regarding rolling industry takes place in Düsseldorf.

Technical presentations:
Atlantic / Fraunhofer IZFP / Gontermann-Peipers / Herkules / IMS / Lismar / Lechler / Rebs / Quaker / Schaeffler Technologies / Steinhoff



Career Fair / 21.6.2017

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1 day, more than 50 companies and your opportunity to find an internship, a thesis, the job or the employer of your life.


International trade fairs are the place to discover trends and trendsetting developments regarding data analytics and sensor systems. Here you learn about the fairs you can meet our experts to find application-oriented, individual solutions.


Campus E 3 1

66123 Saarbrücken


Phone +49 681-9302-0

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