Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden is involved in fundamental and applied research to develop new sintered and composite materials, as well as cellular metallic materials manufactured with innovative technologies derived from powder metallurgy. The scope of our services includes the industrial implementation of the results we obtain, up to the manufacture of prototype components. Substantial experience with technology and material structures makes it possible for us to design cellular metallic and composite materials, in which combinations of properties are tailored to individual applications. The design of materials and components is facilitated by special technologies, such as melt-spinning, melt extraction, spark plasma sintering, microwave sintering, 3D direct printing of metal powders and molding techniques. The development is focussed on lightweight materials, materials for tribological applications and thermal management, high temperature materials and hydrogen storage alloys.