Fraunhofer IWS

Fraunhofer IWS

Your compentent partner for all questions in the field of laser and surface technology!

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6th International Summer School "Trends and new developments in Laser Technology"

August 28 - September 1, 2017, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

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6th Workshop "Lithium sulfur batteries"

November 6 - 7, 2017, Dresden

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10th International Laser Symposium & International Symposium »Tailored Joining«

February 27 - 28, 2018, International Congress Center Dresden

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Ablation and Cutting

The laser as a tool for cutting and ablation

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The laser as a tool for micro processes and surface functionalization

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New technologies for the joining of metallic and nonmetallic materials

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Thermal Surface Technology

Holistic approach for material, process and system technologies

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Additive Manufacturing and Printing

Symbiosis between coating technology and materials know-how

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Chemical Surface and Reaction Technology

New technologies improve the functionality of surfaces

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PVD and Nanotechnology

New coating systems to develop new application areas

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The Fraunhofer IWS conducts applied research and development in the field of laser and surface technology.



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7th International Conference on Very High Cycle Fatigue (VHCF7)
July 3 - 5, 2017, Dresden

6th International Summer School "Trends and new developments in Laser Technology"
Aug 28 - Sep 1, 2017, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

6th Workshop "Lithium-Sulfur-Batteries"
Nov 6 - 7, 2017, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

10th International Laser Symposium & International Symposium "Tailored Joining" 2018
Feb 27 - 28, 2018, ICC Dresden

Traide fair participations

March 28 - 30, 2017, München

Hannover Trade Fair Industry
April 24 - 28, 2017, Hannover

Automotive Engineering Expo (AEE)
May 30 - 31, 2017, Nürnberg

June 7 - 9, 2017, Düsseldorf

June 20 - 22, 2017, Erfurt

June 26 - 29, 2017, Munich

Highlights from research and development

Success stories of the Fraunhofer IWS with our customers from economy and industry

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden


Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Winterbergstr. 28
01277 Dresden

Phone +49 351 83391-0
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Latest News


Artificial mini organisms instead of animal testing

Everyone wants medication – we’re not talking about animal testing here. Up to now, this has been a necessary evil in medical research. Microphysiological systems, in which organs and organ systems are “created” are a promising alternative. Therewith, complex mechanisms of the human body can be realistically analyzed. Among other things, these microsystems contain ducts, reservoirs, actuating elements, sensor technology and 3D scaffols “made by laser”. The Fraunhofer IWS offers partners from the fields of biology and medicine complete solutions for microsystem technology – from design to prototype, including the automation system.

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New energy-efficient technology to produce carbon fibers

Dresden researchers of the Fraunhofer IWS and the TU Dresden have developed a new energy-efficient process chain for carbon fiber manufacturing. The approach aims at the conversion of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) procurser fibers by means of their stabilization, carbonization and graphitization. Thereby, in future it will be possible to produce carbon fibers at clearly lower costs.

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Fraunhofer IWS Dresden collaborates with a strong research partner in Singapore

The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) have signed a memorandum of understanding for international collaboration in the fields of laser-based additive manufacturing and diamond-like hard coating technology.

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Dresdner scientists print tomorrow’s world

The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and Technische Universität Dresden inaugurated their jointly operated Center for Additive Manufacturing Dresden (AMCD) with a festive ceremony on February 7, 2017. Scientists from various disciplines perform research on materials, additive manufacturing processes and innovative technologies, which build up components in a layer by layer process. This technology opens up new horizons for component design and combinations of functions. For example during fabrication, electrical conductors and sensors are already able to be additively manufactured into components. They provide information about stress conditions of a product during operation.

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