Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM

At seven locations for industry and society

Fraunhofer IFAM is one of the most important independent research institutes in Europe in the fields of "Adhesive Bonding Technology and Surfaces" and "Shaping and Functional Materials".

The focus is on research and development work at all seven institute locations  

with the aim of providing our customers with reliable and application-oriented solutions.

Fraunhofer IFAM



Gentle and environmentally friendly decoating of electronic components

The aim of the Rapid-KI project is to develop control concepts to overcome the limitations of laser ablation processes for the local decoating of encapsulated or protective-coated electronic components.


Climate-friendly hydrogen and fuel cells

As a versatile energy carrier, hydrogen will play a key role in the long-term success of the energy transition and in climate protection. With this in mind, Fraunhofer IFAM is developing innovative materials, manufacturing technologies, and technical components so that technical systems for the production, distribution, storage, and use of hydrogen can become more efficient, robust, safe, and economical.


The way to longer battery cell life

IIn the Fraunhofer Attract project "ProLIBs: A Battery Cell ID Card", the service life of batteries for electric vehicles and other applications is predicted and improved. The new method for lifetime prediction is based on a combination of measurements of battery properties and models of battery cell behavior. 


Development of hybrid rotors for squirrel cage induction machine

In the project "UltraHybRo", the Fraunhofer IFAM is developing a joining process for the manufacture of squirrel cage rotors for induction machines together with the project partner mth Ultraschalltechnologie GmbH & Co. KG. 

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Sustainable zinc-ion batteries for the energy transition – research project aims for rapid industrial implementation

Stationary energy storage systems aiming to relieve the public power grid during peak loads play an important role in the implementation the energy transition. Zinc-ion batteries have been the focus of attention for these and other applications for some time - but so far without commercial success. The BMBF-funded research project "Aqueous Zinc-Ion Batteries ZIB2" is now investigating how an industrial implementation can be successful. The use of non-critical, low-cost materials, an increase in efficiency and extension of cycle life as well as the application of industrial cell designs are the central scientific goals of the project.
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Pyrolysis processes promise sustainable recycling of fiber composites from rotor blades

Wind turbines typically operate for 20 to 30 years before they are undergoing dismantling and recycling. However, the recycling of fiber composites, especially from the thick-walled rotor blade parts, has been inadequate until now. The prevailing methods involve thermal or mechanical recycling. For a sustainable and holistic recycling process, a research consortium led by Fraunhofer IFAM is pooling their expertise to recover the fibers through pyrolysis. Subsequent surface treatment and quality testing of the recyclates allow for them to be used again in industry.
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Lightweight construction, automation and robotics from Stade for sustainable & efficient aircraft production at SIAE 2023

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Stade, Germany, will present automation solutions for sustainable aircraft production at the International Aerospace Exhibition SIAE ("Paris Air Show") in Paris-Le Bourget from June 19 to 25, 2023, at the Fraunhofer AVIATION & SPACE booth on the joint booth of the German Aerospace Industries Association, BDLI (Hall 2C l Stand D357).
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JEC WORLD – Sustainable and efficient production through automation and robotics from Fraunhofer IFAM in Stade, Germany

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Stade, Germany, will be presenting automation solutions for sustainable production at the Leading International Composites Show JEC WORLD 2023 from April 25 to 27 in Paris at the joint booth of Composites United e.V. (Hall 6 l Booth Q 28 l Position 16).
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Workshop Electrolysis 2023

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EuroPM 2023

The Powder Metallurgy European Congress is held in Europe every years and is therefore an essential destination for the international PM community to meet its suppliers, producers and end-users and to discover the latest innovations in the state-of-the-art PM technology.
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Hydrogen Technology Expo 2023

The Hydrogen Technology Expo is exclusively dedicated to discussing advanced technologies for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. The event will bring together the entire hydrogen value chain to focus on developing solutions and innovations for low-carbon hydrogen production, efficient storage and distribution as well as applications in a variety of stationary and mobile applications.
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Workshop Sinter-Based Additive Manufacturing 2023

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