Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM)

The Automation and Production Technology department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM started R&D work in Stade in September 2010.

In collaboration with industrial partners the department realizes automated assembly for bonding and precision machining of large FRP structures on up to a 1:1 scale. These activities are undertaken at Forschungszentrum CFK NORD (Research Center CFRP North) in a hall having an area of 4000 m² and a height of 25 m.