70 years of Fraunhofer

March 26 in Munich Official ceremony, Bavarian government reception The history of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft started on March 26,1949 at the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. High-ranking representatives from politics, science and business come together for the official ceremony at the foundation venue to focus on the theme of “Research in Europe”.

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New Annual Report 2018

Take a look inside our latest annual report and learn more about our current development and research activities.

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Hardspot-Trolley

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

AcoustiX

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 zero in on the development of "cognitive sensor systems" for the nondestructive monitoring of industrial processes and value chains. Major concepts of these technologies are derived from AI research. 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.

 

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

 

News

10.4.2019

Humboldt fellow at Saarland University’s Chair of Lightweight Systems

Since March 2019 Henrique Coelho Fernandes has been a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. For one year he does research as guest professor at Saarland University’s Chair of Lightweight Systems (Prof. Hans-Georg Herrmann) in close cooperation with Fraunhofer IZFP.

 

9.4.2019

Control 2019: Universally applicable broadband eddy current electronics

 

8.4.2019

New Annual Report 2018

Take a look inside our latest annual report and learn more about our current development and research activities.

 

Press Release / 5.12.2018

AcoustiX: Sensor system learns to "hear"

Reliable detection of failures in machines and systems

Fraunhofer IZFP Research Groups

 

AutomaTiQ

"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 Trade Fairs and Events

International trade fairs, conferences or workshops are the place to discover trends and trendsetting developments regarding our cognitive sensor technologies.  

27.-29.5.2019, Friedrichshafen, Germany

DACH Annual Conference 2019

Nondestructive Material Testing

12.-14.6.2019, Vitoria, Spain

Vitoria-Gasteiz 2019 AEND Conference

16.-20.6.2019, Venice, Italy

XIX International Wheelset Congress

Wheelset of the future: An Integrated System

25.-27.6.2019, Qingdao, China

2019 Far East NDT New Technology & Application Forum

The forum cooperates with IEEE, Insight.