Fraunhofer IZFP is a high-ranking international research and development center with core competencies on nondestructive monitoring throughout the entire value chain of the product life cycle, from raw materials to production and recycling. Contract research defining international top standards is a major part of the institute's outstanding business areas. The range of services enables manifold ways to cooperation, e.g. research and development activities, licencing of technologies and systems or studies and consulting for commercial and industrial enterprises.
Due to the close collaboration between Fraunhofer IZFP and the Fraunhofer Development Center X-Ray Technology EZRT in Fürth (a department of Fraunhofer IIS), the available expertise of both institutions complement each other.
Fraunhofer IZFP thus masters the physics of almost all nondestructive sensor principles such as ultrasound, thermography, electromagnetics, eddy current, microwave, magnetic resonance, X-ray and optics. Its scientists and engineers develop modern, novel and forward-looking technologies and systems as well as intelligent and adaptive algorithms.