Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

High honors for Andrés Lasagni

Professor of the Technische Universität Dresden elected member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences

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EUV lithography opened the door to digital age

Review on the award of the German Future Prize 2020 (Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2020) to Trumpf, Zeiss and Fraunhofer

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Completion of the Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project "futureAM"

"Virtual Lab" increases efficiency of metal-based additive manufacturing along the entire process chain

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Light e-waste runabouts for cities

How optimally joined aluminum and fiber composite plastics contribute to climate protection

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Versatile and fast welding

Modern fiber laser with tunable beam shape provides new application areas and integration into individual production processes.

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Sintering and debinding in one plant

New cold wall furnace offers a clean process and a wider variety of materials

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Graphite instead of gold: Thin layers for better hydrogen cars

Innovative coating for bipolar plates in fuel cells

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Future of flying being developed in Kamenz

Fraunhofer IWS is founding member of the new competence center for autonomous and electric flying

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Green laser melts pure copper

Fraunhofer IWS applies innovative laser melting system for complex copper components for the first time

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Hot patterns in cold space

Fraunhofer IWS prints heaters for space flight

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Clean without scrubbing and using chemicals

Dresden scientists develop self-cleaning aluminum surface

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"IWShield": Shielding droplets effectively and easily

Laser remote cutting of innovative face shields

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A fast, ecofriendly way of de-icing aircrafts

Surfaces functionalized with lasers

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Annual report 2019/2020 online

Focusing energies

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


Annual report 2019/2020

More publications

Institute brochure, business field broschures, annual reports, product sheets, newsletter and more print products and electronical media for dowload and order

More events

11th International Conference on Lithium-Sulfur Batteries
Jun 28–30, 2021, ICC Dresden

International Laser Symposium
Dec 6–8, 2021, ICC Dresden

ISAM 2021
Dec 6–8, 2021, ICC Dresden

Trade fair participations

Mar 23–25, 2021, Munich

Hannover Messe
Apr 12–16, 2021, Hannover

JEC World
Jun 1–3, 2021, Paris

Jun 21–24, 2021, Munich

Schweißen & Schneiden
Sep 13–17, 2021, Essen

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


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