Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

News from Fraunhofer IWS


News / 20.1.2022

Functionalization of FRP by means of thermal spraying

Manuel Reif wins award for his research on fiber-reinforced plastic composites


Press release / 2.11.2021

Additively manufactured copper components for linear accelerators

World first: Fraunhofer IWS prints quadrupole components 


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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.

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Future and Innovation Fields


In our defined future and innovation fields, we promote technological progress for you - our customers, partners and society - in order to meet existing and future requirements.

Hydrogen Technology

Gain insight into our research focus areas electrolysis, H2 infrastructure and fuel cells as well as selected reference projects.

Technology Fields

Fraunhofer IWS is organized into eight technology and competence fields that develop innovative solutions in laser, surface and materials technology and transfer them into industrial application.

Solutions of Fraunhofer IWS


Industry-compatible one-stop solutions


Cost-efficient solutions for medium-sized businesses


Easy-to-integrate custom solutions


Material and process innovations