Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology

Leading institute for resource-efficient production

Interface research and craft

Our researchers identify technological trends at an early stage and translate them into application-ready solutions for industry. Currently, these include cognitive production systems, the consistent networking of production facilities and artificial intelligence. We develop holistic solutions with concrete added value that strengthen and expand the competitive position of our partners now and in the future. Exemplary for our comprehensive approach is the “E³ Research Factory Resource Efficient Production”. In addition to solutions for efficient technologies, concepts for factory planning and management are also created through the interaction of expertise from research and industry. Our goal is flexible, resource-efficient production based on renewable energies with newly conceived information and visualization technologies for people as guarantors of success in the factory of tomorrow.