Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

Your Partner of Choice in All Questions around Laser and Surface Technologies

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden conducts application-oriented research and development from the physical and materials-related basics to system developments. Our scientists focus their research on laser welding, cutting, coating, hardening and cleaning processes, on surface and thin-film technologies, gas-phase processes, process monitoring and nanoparticle technology.

Research for Practical Application

In the research and development field the individual Fraunhofer institutes contribute to the global competitiveness of German and European economic zones. They promote innovation, strengthen technological capabilities, improve accepting modern technologies and ensure the much needed training of next scientists’ and technicians’ generations.

At Fraunhofer IWS Dresden we are looking forward to meeting this challenge. In direct contact with clients and partners, our scientists develop products, processes and individualized solutions up to the level of practical application. With great determination we follow our goal to solve problems in a client-friendly manner. A task is not solved if we provide a research paper or a development report. It is not solved if we develop a new part or demonstrate a new process. We firmly believe that a task is only solved if our client earns money with our solution. This is our mission.

As complementary fields of development, laser and surfacing technology shape the performance at Fraunhofer IWS. In developing technologies as well as systems with tailored laser light and functional surfaces fabrication we pave the way for exciting research fields with excellent future prospects.