Fraunhofer-Institut für Großstrukturen in der Produktionstechnik IGP
Research for practice is the central task of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Within the framework of research and development projects, the Fraunhofer Institute for Large Structures in Production Engineering IGP in Rostock realises concepts for product and process innovations together with cooperation partners. The institute conducts research for future industries such as shipbuilding and steel construction, energy and environmental technology, rail and commercial vehicle construction as well as mechanical and plant engineering. The work areas of the Fraunhofer IGP include automation technology, the measurement of large structures, forming technology joining and shaping, mechanical joining technology, adhesive bonding technology, fibre composite technology and corrosion technology, welding technology as well as company and production organisation.
The aim of Fraunhofer IGP's research and development activities is to develop holistic solutions that enable customers to manufacture more cost-effectively and in line with quality standards. These goals are achieved with practical, applicable concepts. The development of new manufacturing methods and processes as well as the implementation of technically demanding, new engineering findings from research in the company are part of Fraunhofer IGP's range of services. The institution creates the transfer of innovation from research into practice.
Fraunhofer IGP is recognised by the German Institute for Building Technology (DIBt) as a testing, monitoring and certification body (LBO) and carries out assignments both in Germany and abroad. In 2018, the recognition as Germany's first and currently only testing body for approval group 4.1/10 was extended. Another important pillar of Fraunhofer IGP is the accredited testing laboratory. This is closely integrated into ongoing research projects through the institution's fields of competence and also handles testing tasks from industry.
Within the framework of a cooperation agreement, Fraunhofer IGP works closely with the chairs of Production Engineering and Joining Technology at theFaculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at the University of Rostock and is a member of the association of Fraunhofer Institutes with a focus on production technology as well as various research associations and networks.
- Joining and Forming by Plastic Deformation
- Mechanical Joining Technology
- Thermal Joining Engineering
- New Materials and Processes
- Automation Engineering
- Mesuring of Large Structures
- Production Organization
- Accredited Test Laboratory