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.

Mar 222018

23th-27th April 2018

After winning last year’s Robotics Award, we are looking forward participating at this year’s Hannover fair again.

Together with our partner Fraunhofer ITWM we present our latest software solutions at the Fraunhofer stand “Digital Solutions & New Materials”. Under the theme “Digital Factory – Leading Trade Show for Integrated Processes and IT Solutions” you will find us in Hall 6, Stand A30.

We will be presenting the digital manikin IPS IMMA as a trade show premiere. In addition, you can discover more about the new developments in the other IPS modules at the stand.

We are pleased to welcome you at our stand.


For more information, see

Hannover Messe fleXstructures


Nov 152017

Laudatory speech on our submission “IPS Robot Optimization”

On Sunday, November 12,2017, the award ceremony for the Palatinate Prize 2017 took place at the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslautern. In the categories Palatinate Prize for Palatine History and Folklore, Palatinate Prize for Arts and Crafts and the Future Prize, the “Bezirksverband Pfalz” selected one main prize and one junior prize each.

We are very proud to announce that we have won the main prize in the category Future Prize 2017. We would like to thank the jury for this award.

The IPS solution “IPS Robot Optimization” already won the second prize for this year.


Interview after winning the award

Nov 152017

Another part of this year’s trip to Asia was the second Japanese IPS Cable Simulation User Conference in Tokyo. On October 26,2017 our Japanese distributor SCSK organized the event with more than 100 participants.

The interesting technical talks on the functionalities in IPS, by SCSK as well as practical applications and projects of Japanese customers made the one-day event a complete success. Representatives of fleXstructures GmbH presented the road map and new developments in the IPS environment.

We would like to thank our sales partner SCSK for the successful event.

Nov 152017

The second Chinese IPS Technology Conference took place in Shanghai from October 19-20,2017. Our Chinese sales partner Pan-i hosted the event, which was attended by 80 participants from automotive and supplier industry, the aerospace industry, the rail vehicle industry and from university representatives.

From different industrial sectors various presentations on projects, case studies and benchmarks of IPS users in China were presented.  Representatives of fleXstructures GmbH presented the latest developments and products of the IPS portfolio. The event also provided an opportunity for networking and exchange of experience among IPS. Interested parties were invited to get to know IPS better.

After the presentations, participants were given the opportunity to take part in an IPS software training with application examples for hoses, wiring harnesses and path planning.

We would like to thank our sales partner Pan-i for this successful conference.