Outstanding research forms the basis for innovative solutions. The Fraunhofer IWM transfers know-how to mechanisms in materials, components and processes within project-specific R&D services for industrial and public sector clients. This knowledge is based on the exceptional scientific work undertaken by its employees. Thus, the Fraunhofer IWM is not only an attractive problem-solver for practical questions, but also an excellent research and development partner for technologies of the future. SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises), research institutes and project partners from the public sector all reap the benefits of the scientific knowledge housed at the Fraunhofer IWM.