Welcome to Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden

Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden, one of the leading institutes in powder metallurgy, is involved in fundamental and applied research for problem-oriented material and technology development for innovative sintered and composite materials, functional materials for energy technology as well as cellular metallic materials.

The service range comprises the industrial implementation of the research results up to the manufacture of prototypical components. Special technologies like e.g. additive manufacturing (Selective Electron Beam Melting, 3D screen printing and Fused Filament Fabrication), melt spinning, melt extraction and spark plasma sintering 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 development of high-performance sintered materials for functional applications.

The institute stands out due to its strong interdisciplinary team in the areas of materials and manufacturing engineering, process technology, mechatronics, chemistry and physics which will develop the solution tailored to your problem.


Focus of Development


Fields of Expertise


Cellular Metallic Materials


Sintered and Composite Materials


Hydrogen Technology


Energy and Thermal Management