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1.3.2018 - 01.02.2019 (All day)

The future is at hand

The right tools make all the difference in the world of work, and they will remain essential moving forward.  

Our technologies provide effective digital support in the workplace. They help people navigate complicated tasks and processes, but are simple and intuitive to use.

Digitization is opening up new opportunities in diverse scenarios – for example, through virtual models of real-life production environments, automated processes for improved hospital stays, or interactive instructions for operating complex equipment.


Support for medical staff


Technical training support


Production and maintenance support

AR for plant workers

The Dispatcher 4.0 project uses AR and 3D visualization technologies to enable employees, including those with relatively little training, to complete maintenance tasks to required quality standards.

Open Government

The EU project smarticipate is designed to improve public participation in urban planning. 3D city models make it simpler for citizens to become actively involved.

AR for the operating room

Less invasive operations have a number of benefits for patients. To this end, our 3D ARILE augmented-reality technology provides doctors with effective support in the OR.

Visual computing at work

Cyber-physical equivalence – the merging of real and virtual worlds – sounds futuristic, but is already happening in our labs on a daily basis. Today, through our VR and AR technologies, we are helping players in medicine, manufacturing and simulation.

In Industry 4.0 computers are not the only winners – people benefit, too. Against this background, we have dedicated one of our lead topics, digitized work, to the interface between man and machine.

Hanover Trade Fair 2018

In 2018 the Hannover Messe starts with the lead theme „Integrated Industry - Connect & Collaborate“. The seven international leading trade fairs at the same time and the same place cover a wider range of themes and exhibits: R&D, industrial automation and IT, industrial supply, production engineering and services, as well as energy and environmental technology. From April 23 through 27, Fraunhofer IGD presents its new developments for the digitized work at the joint Fraunhofer booth “Digital Solutions and New Materials” in Hall 6 Booth A30.

Our exhibits

  • Autonomous 3D scanner for individual manufacturing processes (hall 6 booth A30 and hall 2 booth C28)
  • CUPstomizer: Additive Manufacturing for individual mass customization (hall 6 booth A30)
  • Plant@Hand3D: 3D visual control station for production (hall 6 booth A30)
  • Machine@Hand: Key technologies to support technical staff (hall 6 booth A30)
  • CloudiFactoring: Cloudification of Production Engineering for Predictive Digital Manufacturing (hall 6 booth G46)