Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS: Customer-oriented problem solving

The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology (Fraunhofer IWS) car­­ries out application-oriented re­­search and development in the area of laser and surface technology. The basis of research activities is formed by highly developed materials and nano­­tech­­nol­­ogy know-how linked with the possibility of comprehensive material characterisation.

In the field of laser technology, IWS concentrates on materials-oriented laser ma­­­terials processing and the development of laser-specific system solutions. The goal here is to develop innovative technolo­gies for industrial customers and to support them during technology transfer.

The surface and coating technologies primarily address wear and corrosion protection, functional coatings as well as the ablation, structuring and repair of surfaces. Use is made here of plasma-based processes, chemical sur­face technologies as well as thermal coating and surface treatment proces­ses.

Through close collaboration with facility and system providers, IWS is in the position to offer “one-stop-solutions”. An overall systems and process ap­­proach that also considers materials and workpiece behavior ser­ves as the basis thereof.



  1. Address

    Winterbergstraße 28
    D-01277 Dresden
    phone +49 (0) 351 83391-3324
    fax +49 (0) 351 83391-3300­­­
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  3. Business activity

    Ablation and cutting
    Surface treatment
    Thermal coating and generating
    PVD and nano technology
    Chemical surface and reaction technology