Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM

Forschen - Entwickeln - Anwenden
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Forschen - Entwickeln - Anwenden (Research - Development - Application)

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Metallic Materials

Core Competence Metallic Materials includes powder metallurgy, casting technology and additional technologies, e.g. computer simulation and analytics.

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Kernkompetenz Polymere Werkstoffe
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Kernkompetenz Polymere Werkstoffe

Polymeric Materials

Our expertise in the area of polymeric materials includes the development of polymers, the processing of reactive systems, analytical methods, the development of polymers based on sustainable raw materials, and material characterization.

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Plasmapolymere Beschichtung
Plasmapolymere Beschichtung

Surface Technology

Our expertise covers the whole process chain of surface technology from materials‘ development to the characterization and evaluation of surfaces, their functionalization and modification, and on to various application methods.

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Kernkompetenz Klebtechnik
Kernkompetenz Klebtechnik

Adhesive Bonding

This core competence involves the development and characterization of adhesives, the design and simulation of bonded and hybrid joints, as well as the characterization, testing, and qualification of such joints.

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Kernkompetenz Gießereitechnologie
Kernkompetenz Gießereitechnologie

Shaping and Functionalization

Core Competence Shaping and Functionalization focuses on individual manufacturing steps and integration of additional functions in the end product.

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Kernkomptenz Elektromobilität
Kernkomptenz Elektromobilität

Electromobility

Core Competence Electromobility includes the research areas of batteries, drive technology, coatings, conduction and insulation, casting and energy systems.

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Automation and Digitalization

Core Competence Automation l Digitalization includes solutions for joining, sealing, coating, printing, metal casting, machining & related quality assurance

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Reachability in times of Corona

The current situation presents us all with major challenges. At Fraunhofer IFAM, all measures are currently being implemented to maintain the best possible operation while minimizing the risk of infection. We kindly ask for your understanding, as restrictions are to be expected. Consequently, our employees mainly operate from home.

Please contact your known representatives using the available contact details, preferably by e-mail. Stay healthy!

 

About Fraunhofer IFAM

The Fraunhofer IFAM is one of the most important research institutions in Europe for adhesive bonding technology, surfaces, shaping and functional materials. At our institute’s five locations – Bremen, Dresden, Stade, Wolfsburg and Braunschweig as well as at the Test Center for Maritime Technologies on Helgoland – we put our central principles into practice: scientific excellence, a focus on the application of technology, measurable utility for customers and ensuring the highest quality.

Our round about 700 employees, working in 20 departments and numerous working groups combine their broad technological and scientific knowledge and expertise into core competencies: Metallic Materials; Polymeric Materials; Surface Technology; Adhesive Bonding Technology; Shaping and Functionalization; Electromobility; and Automatization and Digitalization. These core competencies - both individually and in combination with each other – are not only the basis of our strong position in the research market but also of future-forward developments that will be useful for society.

Most of the products, processes, and technologies we develop are for sectors where sustainability is particularly important, namely for the aviation industry, automotive sector, energy technologies, medical technology and life sciences, maritime technologies. The solutions developed at Fraunhofer IFAM are, however, also used in various other branches of industry including machinery and plant construction, electronics and electrical engineering, shipbuilding, rail vehicle manufacture, the packaging industry, and the construction sector.

News

 

Fraunhofer IFAM spin-off receives CE Mark for medical device for effective removal of kidney stones

In December 2017, Purenum GmbH started its business as a spin-off of
Fraunhofer IFAM. Its mission is to develop biomimetic adhesives for use
in medical technology.

 

New system for additive manufacturing of metallic components with LMM

Fraunhofer IFAM in Dresden has commissioned a new system for Lithography-based Metal Manufacturing (LMM). The institute one of the first users of LMM in applied research and development worldwide. 

 

Fire-resistant and bio-based fiber-reinforced composites for structural lightweight design in ships

The aim of the "GreenLight" project is to develop bio-based composites with intrinsic fire safety for use in load-bearing structures. The project will also cover manufacturing and recycling concepts.

 

 

Saving energy - conserving resources: concept for energy-efficient debinding processes

Researchers at Fraunhofer IFAM in Dresden have succeeded in controlling debinding processes to the point, thus saving a considerable amount of energy.

Current Publications

 

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