Enabling innovative and reliable products

About us

As a catalyst, innovator and problem-solver, the Fraunhofer IWM provides materials competence for research and development solutions as required by clients and project partners. To this end, the institute combines know-how and experience in all fields of materials technology and materials science. Within the scope of Materials Design, Manufacturing Processes, Tribology, Component Safety and Lightweight Construction and Assessment of Materials, Lifetime Concepts we offer clients and project partners individual solutions, unexpected insights and immediately actionable results for the development, production and application of functional materials, high-performance components and resource efficient manufacturing processes.

Management and Organization

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Mission and USP

Our research makes possible innovative and reliable products for our clients.

Our publications

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