Optimize established processes and upgrade immature processes at the Karlsruher Forschungsfabrik® for AI-integrated Production

The Karlsruhe Research Factory for AI-integrated Production was founded and is jointly operated by the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB), the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) and the wbk Institute of Production Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). It creates the unique opportunity to research and develop the future topic "Intelligent Production" on real processes in a practical way. Based on the latest methods of digitization and artificial intelligence, science and industry jointly transfer innovative, challenging manufacturing processes from the idea to operational practice in the shortest possible time. The aim is for manufacturing companies and machine and plant manufacturers to be able to serve the market with the new products much earlier. This means that "immature" processes - those still in the development stage - can be industrialized much more quickly. In addition, established processes are also to be further improved through the use of intelligent production engineering methods and the pooling of the research partners' expertise.

The Karlsruher Forschungsfabrik is funded by





Olaf Sauer

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Dr.-Ing. Olaf Sauer

Deputy Head of Institute

Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation
Fraunhoferstr. 1
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Phone +49 721 6091-477

Fax +49 721 6091-413

Jürgen  Fleischer

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Fleischer

Director of Machines, Equipment and Process Automation

wbk Institute of Production Science
Karlsruhe Institute of Technologie (KIT)

Phone +49 721 608 44009

Frank Henning

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Prof. Dr.- Ing. Frank Henning

Deputy Director

Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology
Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 7
76327 Pfinztal, Germany