Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM
The Fraunhofer IFAM is one of the most important independent research facilities in Europe in the fields of "adhesive technology and surfaces" as well as "shaping and functional materials". The focus is on research and development work with the aim of providing our customers with reliable and application-oriented solutions. Products and technologies primarily address industries with particular significance for the future: aerospace, automotive, energy and environment as well as medical technology and life sciences. However, solutions developed at the institute are also used in other branches of industry, such as machinery and plant construction, electronics and electrotechnical industry, shipbuilding, rail construction, packaging and construction.
To accomplish this task, about 600 highly qualified employees work together on a project-related and topic-related basis. The range of products and services ranges from the material to the shaping and joining technology to the functionalization of surfaces, the development of complete components or complex systems. Fraunhofer IFAM covers the entire value-added chain from material development through product design to integration into industrial manufacturing, including pilot manufacturing and targeted measures for personnel qualification in new technologies.