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News from Fraunhofer IWS


Press Release / 7.6.2024

United by Science

United Science at the Fraunhofer Campus for the Dreden Science Night


Press Release / 28.5.2024

Laser Technology for a Lighter Future Flying

CO2 Laser System Technology by Fraunhofer IWS Enables Efficient Joining of Large Volume Fiber Composite Aircraft Structures

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Technologies and Competencies

Our technology fields are the driving link between research and industry. The bandwidth of our technologies allows us to develop system solutions along the process chain from materials to system technology and digitalization in the interest of our partners.

”Materials and Lasers – Competence with a System”

© Martin Förster

Fraunhofer IWS develops complex system solutions in materials and laser technology. Inspired by the idea of directly transferring latest research results into industrial applications, we work every day with great dedication to find answers to your questions. 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 businesses to industry-compatible one-stop solutions. One-stop: starting with the development of new processes, to implementation in production, all the way to application-oriented support.


Industry Solutions

Materials, systems and laser technology make a major contribution to solving demanding tasks in various sectors. From the automotive industry to power and environmental engineering, we are a reliable partner.


Future and Innovation Fields

In future and innovation fields, we promote technological progress for you in order to meet existing and future requirements.

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Easy-to-integrate Custom Solutions


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