Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM

»We measure fast and precisely.«

Fraunhofer IPM develops tailor-made measuring techniques, systems and materials for industry.

Annual report 2015/16

The report provides insight into our research activities by presenting selected projects.

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Fraunhofer IPM develops tailor-made measuring techniques, systems and materials for industry. Many years of experience with optical technologies and functional materials form the basis for high-tech solutions in the fields of production control, materials characterization and testing, object and shape detection, gas and process technology as well as functional materials and systems.


11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT

20151211 Marker-free component tracking – project »Track-4-Quality« is launched

The function and longevity of expensive component groups and finished products depends on the quality of their individual components and semi-finished products – even if these cost just a few cents. In the context of the »Track-4-Quality« research project, Fraunhofer IPM together with partners develops a cost-effective, marker-free tracing procedure for mass-produced parts.

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07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

20151007 7th International Workshop on Terahertz Technology and Applications – Call for Papers

The »7th International Workshop on Terahertz Technology and Applications«, jointly organized by Fraunhofer IPM and the Division Optical Technologies of the VDI/VDE Society Measurement and Automatic Control (GMA), will take place from March 15 to 16, 2016 at Fraunhofer IPM in Kaiserslautern. Abstracts may be submitted until October 31, 2015.

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10 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

20151007 EUROSENSORS in Freiburg – a complete success

From September 6 to 9, the XXIX edition of the conference series was held at the concert hall in Freiburg. Eurosensors is one of Europes largest and most important conferences on sensors. Organizers were Fraunhofer IPM and the Department of Microsystems Engineering IMTEK

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02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

20150902 Gas sensors sound the smoldering fire alarm

Smoke detectors are everywhere, but still thousands of people die in fires annually. Fire gas detectors, which detect carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide, identify fires at an early stage. Thanks to a new measurement principle developed by Fraunhofer researchers, these costly sensors will soon be inexpensive and ready for the mass market.

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