Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing IZFP

Sensor and Data Systems for Safety, Sustainability and Efficiency

Sensor and Data Systems for Safety, Sustainability and Efficiency

Fraunhofer IZFP is an internationally networked research and development institute in the field of applied research. Its activities are focused on the development of “cognitive sensor and data systems“ for the nondestructive monitoring of industrial processes and value chains. The Institute's technical understanding of inspection and sensor physics is supplemented by technologies and concepts from AI research, which are used to develop sensor systems for the NDT of tomorrow. In addition to pure production processes, the activities cover equally processes from materials and product development, maintenance, repair, and recycling of materials.

The current research focus relates to the development of sensors that are suited to capture production-related microstructural patterns and to merge them in the sense of an individual fingerprint, a so-called “product DNA“. In the future, these “digital product files“ will open up completely new approaches for the optimization of the individual sectors of a material and product lifecycle.



Press Release, 25.4.2023

Fraunhofer IZFP @ CONTROL 2023

Intelligent assistance system “3D-SmartInspect“ with interactive visualization for laboratory and service tasks


Out now:

The new Fraunhofer IZFP Flyer


MDPI open access journal “Crystals“ | Submission deadline: 30.06.2023

Special Issue “Non-Destructive Characterization of Welded Joints“ still open for submission!



The European research project INNUMAT aims to develop innovative structural materials for nuclear applications and put them on track towards qualification for fission lead-cooled and molten salt fast reactors as well as fusion DEMO.


Press Release, 9.12.2022

What do “gecko feet“ and intelligent robotic gripping systems have in common?


PASAWIS – Mobile manual inspection system for wheelsets

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Fraunhofer IZFP is represented at numerous fairs and conferences.

Aktuelles Baugeschehen

New Construction and Renovation Measure

New construction and renovation measure for the further development of the Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing IZFP