InCeight Casting - Virtual Congress of the Casting Industry

2-3 March 2021

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European NDE Symposium for NPP

Virtual Conference, 4 - 5 May 2021

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2nd International Conference TMM-CH

Transdisciplinary Multispectral Modelling and Cooperation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage Rebranding the World in Crisis through Culture, 12.-15. December 2021, Athens, Greece

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NDE 4.0

Digital Transformation in Nondestructive Evaluation

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AI for NDT 4.0: Avoiding defects before they arise

AI-based Sensor Systems for Predictive Quality & Predictive Maintenance

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Our Corporate Video

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.


More information:

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



Press Release / 16.12.2020

How Do We Want to Run Our Economy and Production?

Press Release to the Project “EVOBIO“


IIoT with cognitive sensor systems

Now online - Our new professional article for the NDT world of tomorrow!


Applied Research

Fraunhofer IZFP researches and develops application-oriented solutions with public funded projects.

COVID-19: Our Research Services

Opportunities and solutions for economy and society by means of cognitive sensor systems


AI-based Sensor Systems

AI for NDT 4.0: Avoiding defects before they arise

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

Virtual Conference, 18.-22.1.2021, São Carlos (SP), Brazil

5th Brazilian Conference on Composite Materials

Annual Virtual Meeting, 22.-25.2.2021

44th Annual Virtual Meeting - The Adhesion Society

Virtual Conference, 2./3.3.2021, Darmstadt, Germany

InCeight Casting

Virtual Conference, 16./17.3.2021

Quality Summit Plastics

Virtual Conference, 14./15. & 20./21.4.2021

International Virtual Conference on NDE 4.0

Virtual Conference, 4./5.5.2021

European Symposium on Nondestructive Evaluation for NPP

10./12.5.2021, Osnabrück, Germany

DGZfP-Annual Conference 2021

Nondestructive Material Testing

June, 2021, Bertinoro, Italy

TeaM Cables Summer School

International Conference, 28.2.-4.3.2022, Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea

20th WCNDT

20th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (WCNDT 2020)