Application-oriented research for key industries
Fraunhofer IFAM carries out research and development with the aim of bringing innovations into application. Due to the institute's competence portfolio, the focus is particularly on the automotive, energy technology, aerospace, maritime technologies, medical technology and life sciences sectors. Our products, technologies and research services thus address in particular sectors of high importance for the future viability of Germany and Europe as an industrial location.
With over 700 employees, Fraunhofer IFAM stands for application-oriented research at the highest level. The scientists carry out research and development in the two areas of "Shaping and Functional Materials" and "Adhesive Bonding Technology and Surfaces". These two areas result in cross-system core competencies and a range of services extending from materials, shaping and joining technology to the functionalization of surfaces. The development of complete components or complex systems as well as digital processes is also part of our portfolio.
Fraunhofer IFAM covers the entire value chain from material development and product design to integration into industrial production - including pilot production and targeted measures for personnel qualification in new technologies. With these services, the institute addresses not only industrial sectors but also the automotive, energy technology, aviation, maritime technologies, medical technology, and life sciences industries in particular.