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Fraunhofer IWU brings a wide range of fields of competence into the cooperation:

  • additive manufacturing
  • assembly engineering/Robotics
  • cutting/Removal
  • determination of characteristic values
  • forming
  • industry 4.0
  • joining
  • lightweight construction
  • machine tools
  • mechatronics/Adaptronics
  • medical engineering
  • micro- and precision manufacturing
  • production management
  • simulation
  • tool and mold making
  • virtual reality

In particular, the competence fields of forming, production management and machine tools are in the focus of
Fraunhofer IWU's engagement for the FIP-AI@VSB-TUO. Fraunhofer IWU works closely together with diverse
partners from industry and research in various ways:

  • engaging in contract-based research with or without public funding,
  • promoting collaborative involvement of companies and universities on publicly funded projects,
    aimed primarily at fundamental and advanced risk research,
  • testing and performing research on behalf of machine suppliers who make available some of the
    most advanced machines and equipment to the Institute,
  • providing outside firms the use of the technical equipment inside Fraunhofer IWU's own testing
    facilities in order to facilitate their access to new technologies.