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The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS is located in Dresden (Germany) and works on solutions related to Business model development, Data analytics, Equipment design and selection, Model-based product & process optimisation, Process development and optimization, Process qualification, Product design, Prototyping, Value chain analysis, Visualization in the context of Aerospace (Aeronautics), Customised Electronics, Industrial Machinery, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Textile & Clothing

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Materials and Lasers – Competence with a System

Fraunhofer IWS develops complex system solutions in materials and laser technology. We define ourselves as idea drivers developing customized solutions based on laser applications, functionalized surfaces and material and process innovations – from easy-to-integrate custom solutions to cost-efficient solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises to industry-ready one-stop solutions. Our research focuses on aerospace, energy and environmental technology, automotive, medical and mechanical engineering, toolmaking, electrical engineering and microelectronics, and photonics and optics sectors. In our five future and innovation fields of battery technology, hydrogen technology, surface functionalization, photonic production systems and additive manufacturing, we are already creating the basis today for the technological answers of tomorrow.

Our drive: fast solutions for industrial practice

The essential motivation for all Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft members is to transfer state-of-the-art research results directly into industrial application. Inspired by this idea, we work every day to find answers to customers' and partners' requirements. Learn more about our service portfolio, possible cooperation forms, our mission statement and details of how we can research and develop solutions for industry and society together with you.

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