Centers at Fraunhofer IWS


Advanced Battery Technology Center (ABTC)


The objectives of the ABTC are the development of new materials and innovative technologies for high-performance and sustainable battery cells. Expertise in battery chemistry, innovations in electrode production and modern cell manufacturing technologies are brought together on an interdisciplinary basis.


Additive Manufacturing Center Dresden (AMCD)


The AMCD develops multiprocess material and manufacturing solutions. In a rapidly developing high-tech field, AMCD offers an ideal networking platform for industry as well as university basic and application-oriented research.


Center for Advanced Micro-Photonics (CAMP)


CAMP focuses on laser-based surface modification and structuring methods. CAMP provides interdisciplinary approaches from simulation to laser processes and optical measurements to machine learning.


Tribology Innovation Center Dresden (TICD)


In the TICD, both basic tribological phenomena and suitable tribological measures, in particular through coatings or other surface modifications, are researched. The goal is a significant reduction of friction and wear, whereby the solutions found should be as universally applicable as possible.

Further Bundling of Competencies


Fraunhofer Application Center for Optical Metrology and Surface Technologies (AZOM)

Fraunhofer AZOM unites requirements of regional economy with novel research approaches in the fields of optical metrology, image processing and bio-photonics.


Fraunhofer Project Group at the Dortmunder OberflächenCentrum DOC®

The Dortmunder OberflächenCentrum DOC® develops tailored coatings using continuous processing of steel band. Development goals include the further development of functions such as corrosion resistance, scratch resistance, electric conductivity and cleaning properties.


High-Performance Center ”Additive Technologies for Medicine and Health” (ATeM)

The German-Polish High-Performance Center is researching new technologies for the use of additive manufacturing technology in medical technology.


Technologies for Modern Lightweight Construction

Lightweight structures, consisting of fiber composite materials and tailor-designed part geometries can excellently meet the demanding requirements to cost and energy-saving products. To reduce the costs for these structures, Fraunhofer IWS scientists focus their work to optimize this manufacturing process chain.


DesignLab for Applied Research

As a research institution in partnership between the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the TU Dresden, the DesignLab offers precisely tailored design expertise and research from a single source for applied, technology-oriented research and transfer issues.