Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM

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.



First funding package secured for research and development along the hydrogen transport chain

The future starts now: With up to 12.48 million euros in funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the research and development work in the TransHyDE Heligoland project is entering the active phase. 


Indoor Air: How to Eliminate Viruses Effectively

How can viruses be effectively eliminated from indoor air? This question is now becoming more important as fall approaches. Efficient indoor air purification is essential, especially in schools. Fraunhofer researchers are investigating and optimizing various filter and air purification techniques in the AVATOR project.


Project for efficient and resource-saving engine production started

A project for the efficient production of electrical sheets for electric drives has been launched at Fraunhofer IFAM in Dresden. The aim is to produce thin electrical sheets using a printing route.



Test rig for the characterization of thermoelectric modules

The business unit Energy and Thermal Management at Fraunhofer IFAM in Dresden has succeeded in developing a novel test rig for the dynamic characterization of thermoelectric modules.


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