SHM & NDT 2020

Conference in Québec City, Canada, on 14-15 May 2020

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Fraunhofer IZFP’s extension building – impressions of the groundbreaking ceremony

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Detection of local hardness inhomogeneities (hardspots) in plates for the pipeline industry

Condition Monitoring

Development of an universal, cognitive sensor platform for permanent condition monitoring

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Component Inspection Using Augmented Reality

Towards digital NDT world - 3DSmartInspect: Inspection of components, parts or large surface by means of augmented reality


Acoustic sensor system for final assembly inspection or operation monitoring by means of cognitive signal analysis

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Thermographic Inspection

Automated thermographic inspection system for surface crack testing on railroad wheels of high-speed trains

Fraunhofer IZFP Image Film

Insights into our application-oriented research and development activities

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Cognitive Sensor Systems – Efficient Processes

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 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.


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The Future of Nondestructive Testing in the Context of Industry 4.0 - Interview with Prof. Randolf Hanke

NDT 4.0: Digital Transformation of NDT in Industry 4.0



6.-8.10.2020, Bertinoro, Italy

TeaM Cables Summer School – Save the date!



NDT 4.0: Digital Transformation of NDT in Industry 4.0



TU Ilmenau and Fraunhofer IZFP develop intelligent sensor technology for processing Big Data



Under scrutiny: Automated induction thermography

Fraunhofer IZFP Research Groups



”AutomaTiQ” is a joint research group of htw saar and Fraunhofer IZFP, founded in 2016 and located in Saarbrücken.


Fraunhofer Attract Funding Program

Fraunhofer IZFP Research Group ”SigMaSense”

Upcoming Fairs, Conferences

43rd Annual Meeting, 23.-26.2.2020, Charleston (SC), USA

The Adhesion Society

3.-5.3.2020, Paris, France

JEC World

The leading international composites show


Visit us in hall 6, booth J28!

10.-12.3.2020, Erfurt, Germany

11th Symposium - NDT in Railroads

20.-24.4.2020, Hanover, Germany


Visit us in hall 6, booth A26!

Conference, 1.-3.3.2021, Darmstadt, Germany

Call for Papers - InCeight Casting

Bitte reichen Sie bis 1. April 2020 Ihren Abstract ein.