Wide-ranging joining expertise
Thermal surface technologies
AM produces nozzle for microlaunchers
The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden stands for innovations in laser and surface technology. As an institute of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, IWS offers one stop solutions ranging from the development of new processes to implementation into production up to application-oriented support. The fields of systems technology and process simulation complement the core competencies. The technology fields of Fraunhofer IWS include PVD and nanotechnology, chemical surface technology, thermal surface technology, generation and printing, joining, laser ablation and separation as well as microtechnology. The competence field of material characterization and testing supports the research activities. At Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau, IWS runs the Fraunhofer Application Center for Optical Metrology and Surface Technologies AZOM. The Fraunhofer project group at the Dortmunder OberflächenCentrum DOC® is also integrated into the Dresden Institute.
Director: Prof. Dr. Christoph Leyens
- Type of business: Society / Club
- Founding year: 1992
- Employee count (Feb. 2020): 251-500
- Revenue (Feb. 2020): between 10M and 50M €
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