FAPS - Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems
The FAPS institute was founded in 1982 under the supervision of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Feldmann as part of
the newly established Production Technology field at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).
In the year 2009, Prof. Dr.-Ing Jörg Franke took over management of the institute.
The institute overarching objective is the integration of all the manufacturing factory functions for a
comprehensive computer-integrated concept.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Franke established the focus of research to be on innovative and interdisciplinary
manufacturing process approaches to mechatronics products.