Industry 4.0 / Automation

The automation of individual processing steps or entire manufacturing processes holds significant cost saving potential and adds to process reliability, in materials research no less than in all other production areas.

As early as 2011, the Fraunhofer ISC designed and built an unparalleled high-throughput unit for the fully automated screening of specialty glass melts. A plant for the automated synthesis on lab scale is presently under construction.

The Center for Applied Analytics is presently creating a systematic compilation of materials data (Materials Data Space).

The Center Smart Materials and Adaptive Systems CeSMA offers competent support for the development of human-machine interfaces for safe automation.


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