May 162019

High-tech from Kaiserslautern

We were awarded with the Innovation Price Rhineland-Palatinate 2019! Managing Director Oliver Hermanns received the award at a ceremony at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Ludwigshafen from the Minister of Economic Affairs, Dr. Volker Wissing.

The prize is awarded jointly by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture and the Associations of Chambers of Industry and Commerce and Chambers of Crafts.

Award for measuring machine MeSOMICS and IPS Cable Simulation

Together with the Fraunhofer ITWM we were awarded in the category “Cooperation”. We received the price for the innovative interaction of the measuring machine MeSOMICS and IPS Cable Simulation – a unique combination of correct stiffness values of cables and hoses and physically correct simulation in real time.

Oliver Hermanns, Geschäftsführer der fleXstructures GmbH (Mitte), und Dr. Klaus Dreßler, Bereichsleiter am Fraunhofer ITWM (rechts) nehmen die Auszeichnung von Wirtschaftsminister Dr. Volker Wissing (links) entgegen. Foto: MWVLW-RLP/Kristina Schäfer

Mar 112019

Meet us at this year’s Hannover Fair at the Fraunhofer booth Digital Solutions A30 in hall 6.

At the booth you can find out more about the interaction between flexible components, digital humans and robots in simulation and experience these applications in virtual reality.

We are looking forward to your visit.


Feb 142019

March 28th – 30th, 2019


fleXstructures Italia will participate to the MECSPE Parma Fairground, the reference fair for the digital factory 4.0, edition 2019 (

fleXstructures Italia will have a booth in Pavilion 5, which is addressed to Automation and Robotics, stand L21.

fleXstructures Italia will be presenting the three main focused innovative fields domains of the portfolio, consisting of IPS Cable Simulation, IPS Robotics and IPS IMMA.

An area dedicated to the IPS Virtual Reality system will also be at the booth. You will then have the possibility to test and concretely feel the usage of IPS solutions in a full immersive virtual environment, understanding the advantages of the solution especially for its user-friendliness real-time performance.

In addition, you can discover more about the new developments in the other IPS modules at the stand.

We will be pleased to welcome you at our stand.

Nov 052018

The Ministry of Economics, Transport, Agriculture and Viticulture of Rhineland-Palatinate and the Investitions- und Strukturbank Rheinland-Pfalz (ISB) awarded our company the Success Award 2018.

Every year, this award is going to small and medium-sized companies that have realized future-oriented developments of new products, production processes and technology-oriented services themselves and also successfully established them on the market.

The award-winning solution MeSOMICS an innovative measuring machine was developed and patented at Fraunhofer ITWM and is now distributed worldwide by fleXstructures GmbH. In combination with the simulation software IPS Cable Simulation, a complete solution was created that makes it possible to optimally accommodate several kilometers of cables and hoses in the small installation spaces of modern vehicles.

The industry can now measure the mechanical properties of cables and hoses and reproduce them realistically in the simulation.

Our CEO Oliver Hermanns and Dr. Klaus Dreßler, Head of Department at Fraunhofer ITWM were very pleased to receive the renowned award from Dr. Volker Wissing, Minister of Economic Affairs, and Dr. Ulrich Link, CEO of ISB.

Success Award for MeSOMICS and IPS Cable Simulation

Oct 302018

On 24/25 October 2018, BMW hosted its 14th IT show for employees from IT and specialist departments, suppliers and partners in Munich’s Zenith Halle for the 14th time. As expected, the event was entitled “Digitization” in all phases of the product life cycle.

fleXstructures and the BMW specialist department “plunged” with the visitors into the world of immersive experience. With the help of the Virtual Reality solution for IPS Cable Simulation, a current V8 engine including front axle and all flexible cables and hoses could be experienced. The visitors were particularly impressed by the possibility to make design changes to the flexible components and to receive feedback in real time with regard to mountability and assurance of the functional properties. In addition, the VR solution offers a valuable instrument for cooperation within the team and beyond.

Due to the regular, organized BMW employee tours and the additional, lively visitor crowd, the VR equipment for IPS Cable Simulation was constantly in use and some visitors requested follow-up appointments to evaluate the application possibilities for their concrete tasks.

After the very good response, the VR solution for IPS Cable Simulation will be presented at the next internal BMW event, the Digital Day in April 2019.

Oct 302018

25 October 2018

Our second stop in Asia brought us to Tokyo where the 3rd Japanese IPS Cable Simulation User Conference took place with more than 130 participants from different industries.

The development of motorcycles using IPS and use cases of the construction machinery industry presented by Kobelco where highlights on the industrial application side.

Here you can see news about IPS presented during the event:

  • Digital human modelling simulation with IPS IMMA
  • The Virtual Reality solution for IPS
  • The new Release IPS 3.6

Many thanks to our partner SCSK for the great organization.

Oct 302018

18 October 2018

It was already the third IPS conference with more than 100 participants in Shanghai, China. Experts and technicians from several major automotive manufacturers, high-speed trains, aerospace companies and suppliers were invited to present their applications of IPS. From our side Dr. Klaus Dressler from Fraunhofer ITWM, Valerio Cibrario and Thomas Tegen from fleXstructures were pleased to present new technologies and developments of IPS.

Many thanks to Pan-i for the organization of the event.

Oct 262018

13-14 September 2018

The first Chinese seminar about IPS Virtual Paint Spray, Sealing and IPS Robotics in Shanghai was hosted by GLB, our partner for the modules in China. The event with 75 customers was organized on two days.

On the first day, Valerio Cibrario presented the roadmap and two customer cases on IPS Sealing and IPS Robotics, as well as very interesting industrial applications of the Chinese Industry from Geely and ChangAn.

The second day was dedicated to an IPS training and gave the participants a good insight into the software capabilities.

May 182018

Once again, the Hanover Fair was a great success. We thank all the visitors at our booth and the great interest in our products.

This year we were in Hall 6 under the motto Digital Factory – Leading International Trade Fair for Integrated Processes and IT Solutions.

As in previous years, the Hannover Messe was a platform for our product portfolio. The digital manikin IPS IMMA was presented as a trade fair premiere. With IPS IMMA, the human being can be considered at an early stage of the product development process and an optimal design of components under ergonomic aspects can be ensured with the aid of simulation. By combining it with other IPS modules, IPS IMMA is another milestone in the IPS product family.

In addition, online programming using a robot exhibit was shown, which makes it possible to plan an optimized robot path in IPS and transfer it directly to the robot, which runs the guaranteed collision-free movement interactively.







The pictures show the State Secretary of Rhineland-Palatinate Daniela Schmitt talking to Oliver Hermanns and representatives of Korean industry at a product presentation at the booth.

For further information about the fair, go to the official website of Hanover fair.