Welcome to Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden, one of the leading institutes in powder metallurgy, conducts fundamental and applied research for solution-oriented material and technology development for innovative sintered and composite materials, functional materials as well as cellular metallic materials for energy technology, mobility and medical technology. Hydrogen technology plays a key role in the field of energy technology.

The range of services comprises the industrial implementation of the research results through to the manufacture of prototypical components and their transfer to industrial application. The developments are carried out along the entire process chain. One technological focus lies on powder-based additive manufacturing (e.g. Selective Electron Beam Melting, 3D screen printing, Fused Filament Fabrication, gel casting, MoldJet and LMM) as well as further special technologies like melt spinning, melt extraction, spark plasma sintering and moulding processes which support the material and component development.

In the accredited testing laboratory, powder characterisations and tests of sintered materials are carried out according to DIN/ISO standards.

Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden is one of the leading research institutes worldwide in the field of powder metallurgical technologies and sintered and composite materials for functional applications. It offers innovative solutions in the fields of mobility, mechanical engineering, electronics, aerospace, energy and medical technology.

The institute is distinguished by its strong interdisciplinary team in the fields of materials and production engineering, process engineering, mechatronics, chemistry and physics, which develops the right solution for your problems.


Focus of Development


Fields of Expertise

Welcome to Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden


Cellular Metallic Materials


Powder Metallurgy


Hydrogen Technology


Energy and Thermal Management