About Us

Fraunhofer CMI

"We offer product development assistance and manufacturing solutions to local and international industries. We work with clients to develop new technologies, improve manufacturing operations, and benchmark against the world's best practices. Our unique access to a global research base and our vast experience give customers an unparalleled advantage."

The Fraunhofer CMI - Center for Manufacturing Innovation, located on the Boston University campus, conducts advanced research and development and engineers solutions.

Our services include:

  • Custom high precision automation systems
  • Biomedical instruments and devices
  • Process management and consulting
  • Gear design, simulation-based process optimization and education

Industries 

  • Biotech/biomedical
  • Consumer products
  • Aerospace
  • Renewable energy 
  • Fiber optics/photonics
  • Automotive and gear industry

Engineers, scientists, faculty, and students at the Fraunhofer CMI transform emerging research into viable technology solutions that meet the needs of both domestic and global clients.

Part of a great Network

Part of Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest R&D organization, Fraunhofer CMI belongs to a strong international network of collaborative partners, including Boston University and the Fraunhofer IPT, Institute for Production Technology, in Germany, facilitating technology transfer across the Atlantic. Fraunhofer CMI also routinely collaborates with the top Boston area hospitals, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and Boston Children’s Hospital.

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