Fraunhofer IWS

Winner of the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018

Prof. Dr. Frank Brückner, Mirko Riede and Dan Roth-Fagaraseanu (Rolls-Royce) has succeeded in increasing the stability of those aircraft engine parts which are subject to stress due to temperature. The IWS process helps to reduce kerosene consumption as well as CO2 emissions.

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ATHENA-Mission

ATHENA aims for the stars with Additive Manufacturing - Optical bench in hybrid manufacturing

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Fraunhofer IWS - Annual report 2017

Hot off the press and online - our new annual report. We inform you about our highlights and exciting laser and surface technology projects from research and industry.

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Fraunhofer IWS

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

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Ablation and Cutting

The laser as a tool for cutting and ablation

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Microtechnology

The laser as a tool for micro processes and surface functionalization

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Joining

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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7th Workshop "Lithium-Sulfur-Batteries"

November 12 - 13, 2018, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

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3rd International Symposium "Additive Manufacturing"

January 30 - 31, 2019, International Congress Center Dresden

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11th International Laser Symposium & International Symposium »Tailored Joining«

February 11 - 12, 2020, International Congress Center Dresden

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

 

The new annual report 2017 is online!

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

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7th International Summer School "Trends and new developments in Laser Technology"

Aug 27 - 31, 2018, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

7th Workshop "Lithium-Sulfur-Batteries"
Nov 12 - 13, 2018, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

3rd International Symposium "Additive Manufacturing"

Jan 30 - 31, 2019, ICC Dresden

TST 2019 - 1st Workshop on Thermal Surface Technologies

Jan 29, 2019, Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Trade fair participations


LASYS
June 5 - 7, 2018, Stuttgart

3D Cell Culture
June 5 - 7, 2018, Freiburg

PSE
Sep 17 - 21, 2018, Garmisch-Partenkirchen

IAC
Oct 1 - 5, 2018, Bremen

HK 2018 - 74rd HeatTreatmentCongress
Oct 16 - 18, 2018, Köln

EuroBLECH
Oct 23 - 26, 2018, Hannover

formnext
Nov 13 - 16, 2018, Frankfurt / Main

Highlights from research and development

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

 

Berlin, 15. Mai 2018

Fraunhofer Research Awards 2018

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden

 

Fraunhofer IWS Dresden

Winterbergstr. 28
01277 Dresden

Phone +49 351 83391-0
Fax +49 351 83391-3300
E-Mail info(at)iws.fraunhofer.de

Latest News

15.5.2018

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018: Improved efficiency of aircraft engines

The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS has succeeded in increasing the stability of those aircraft engine parts which are subject to stress due to temperature. The IWS process helps to reduce kerosene consumption as well as CO2 emissions. In combination with further measures, significant cost savings result during flight operations. The research project was developed in close cooperation with the engine specialist Rolls-Royce. The first engines with the new technology are already in use.

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23.4.2018

With low pressure to the lightweight aircraft

Engineers at the Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS in Dresden have developed an innovative process in cooperation with industrial partners to weld and form modern lightweight parts for aircraft. They present this technology at the International Aerospace Exhibition ILA in Berlin from 25 to 29 April 2018.

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17.4.2018

Coaxial wire cladding in the next generation

The next generation‘s laser wire processing optics "COAXwire" is in the starting blocks. At the Hannover Messe and the ILA Berlin, the Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS Dresden presents two versions of its coaxial wire optics. A completely newly developed miniaturized version enables high-precision processing of complex components with fine wire. In a macro version, the head can be equipped with a hot-wire module.

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20.2.2018

Bonding without adhesive

The Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS Dresden has developed a new process for joining materials with different properties. Thermal direct joining presses laser-structured metal with thermoplastic components and heats them locally. This causes the thermoplastic to melt, to penetrate into the structures and to adhere to the surface. A specially developed joining gun generates robust connections within seconds. The "HeatPressCool-Integrative" (HPCI) process is highly suitable for replacing complex adhesive processes.

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