The development of metallic materials with tailored properties and their shaping has been a research focus at Fraunhofer IFAM since its foundation. Powder technology offers unique possibilities for the processing of sintered and composite materials. In casting technology, the entire range of casting materials is used. In the case of metallic composites, the focus is on material developments for thermal management, friction and sliding materials, and special materials. In addition, both hard and soft magnetic materials are being developed and tested in production technology. Another focus is on cellular metallic materials. Thus, industrial partners will find comprehensive material knowledge combined with well-founded manufacturing know-how at our institute.