Fraunhofer IFAM Stade

Automation and Production Technology

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 the 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 24 m.

Core Competence Adhesive Bonding

Core Competence Fiber Reinforced Plastics