Application-oriented research and development in the field of production technology is the main goal of Fraunhofer IGCV. Core areas are lightweight-casting, fiber-reinforced composites and automated production. More than 80 scientists help to reinforce the competitive strength of the economy in the Bavarian region, and throughout Germany and Europe. Our competence and expertise extend from material science via structural mechanics to manufacturing technologies and production. This allows us to cover the needs of our customers and to accomplish reliable solutions.
The transfer of know-how to manufacturing companies is our major task. Our research results are of remarkable value specifically for small and medium enterprises. We offer a technical and methodological support to introduce new technologies to achieve a competitive advantage. Short- to middle-term projects in collaboration with partners from industry (and the public sector), long-term projects for a conjoint research or publicly financed research projects are possible forms to cooperate with us.