Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM

»We measure
fast and precisely.«

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

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Annual report 2017/18

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

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Our Business Units

 

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Production Control

We analyze surfaces and 3D structures of components quickly and with micrometer precision. This means that 100 percent production control in real-time is possible.

 

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Object and
Shape Detection

We detect the three-dimensional shape and position of objects and large structures at high speed and with high precision. Measurements are taken predominantly from moving platforms.

 

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Gas and Process
Technology

We develop and manufacture measurement systems for gas and liquid analysis which feature high precision and reliability even under extreme conditions. The scope ranges from laser spectrometers for exhaust gas analysis to energy-efficient gas sensor for  food quality monitoring.

 

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Thermal Energy
Converters

We manufacture and optimize materials with special physical properties. These materials form the basis for systems for magnetic cooling or thermoelectric energy harvesting.

7.5.2018

Top Score for Pavement Profile Scanner

In a comprehensive study, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute VTI conducted a comparison of road surface measurement systems. The study documented the performance of the Pavement Profile Scanner PPS from Fraunhofer IPM.
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18.10.2017

ETS Life’s Work Award for Dr Harald Böttner

Harald Böttner, former head of department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM, was awarded the European Thermoelectric Society’s (ETS) award of honor for his long-standing research activities in the field of thermoelectrics and his commitment to the ETS. The award ceremony took place on the occasion of the ETS annual conference in Padua in September.
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4.10.2017

Detecting impurities on 3D components

Impurities adhering to the surface of components can cause problems in later stages of the production process – or even make the entire component useless. A new fluorescence scanner developed by the Fraunhofer IPM allows specialists to inspect metallic parts for residues of grease, machining chips and cleaning agents – for every single item in production cycle. The inline-measuring system will be presented at the Parts2Clean trade show from October 24 to 26, 2017.
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22.8.2017

Fraunhofer IPM presents the »Deep Learning Framework« for the automatic interpretation of 3D data

Using cameras or laser scanners to detect large structures generates vast amounts of data. For the first time, a newly developed deep learning framework is able to analyze this 3D and image data automatically. Fraunhofer IPM will be presenting the method at the INTERGEO 2017 trade fair from September 26–28 in Berlin.
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Fraunhofer IPM

Heidenhofstrasse 8
79110 Freiburg, Germany
Phone + 49 761 8857 0
Fax + 49 761 8857 224
info@ipm.fraunhofer.de

 

Annual Report 2017/2018

 

We keep you up to date

If you like, we will regularly send you news about research results, events and our range of services.