Our work covers technical feasibility studies, prototype manufacture, commercial viability considerations, and fault and process analysis. As a research and development partner for applied industrial research, Fraunhofer IFAM supports its customers throughout the whole product development phase.
Multidisciplinary project teams are on-hand to advise customers throughout all development stages, from the concept for a cast product, design simulation, selection of a suitable casting process, process parameters, and finally to the pilot production. Prototypes and functional samples are manufactured in the casting pilot plant at Fraunhofer IFAM and these are characterized and evaluated by x-ray and CT analyses and various metallographic tests.
Fraunhofer IFAM is also often able to assist customers in other related areas. For example, the institute has expertise in powder technology, composites, functional structures, surface technology, adhesive bonding technology, corrosion, surface treatment, and paint/lacquer technology. Discover the range of competencies available at Fraunhofer IFAM for your specific needs.