Mechanical Engineering and Tools Construction

With increasing complexity of products in tool and machine construction, the demands on individual components and systems likewise grow in terms of precision, machining time, tool life, flexibility and resource efficiency. Continuous optimization possibilities can be found, for example, in improved thermal and mechanical robustness of individual key components, process-oriented design, and longer service and maintenance intervals. At Fraunhofer IWS we support this idea of progress by applying our many years of experience in laser, materials and systems engineering wherever innovative solutions for the individual requirements of our partners are needed.

We develop system solutions in machine and equipment technology, simulate and optimize tools, components and processes. New high-performance materials, their development, technical processing and application – combined with artificial intelligence (AI) methods and adapted sensor technology – expand the scope of existing solutions. Functionalized surfaces involve piloting progress in this sector: coatings and coating systems that protect tools, machine components and products from corrosion, wear and damage are just as economically important as friction-reducing coatings. They significantly contribute to sustainably reducing energy and material consumption.

Our Services for Mechanical Engineering and Tools Construction

Learn more about our latest research and development services. Do you have questions about our comprehensive portfolio? Our contact persons will be happy to answer them. They will help you to identify, evaluate and take advantage of opportunities.


News / 22.2.2023

More Efficient Coating Processes thanks to Simulation

Full Simulation Saves Material and Creates Better Results


Press release / 7.4.2022

HICLAD® enables resilient laser cladding with high-power laser

Efficient, fast and sustainable coatings for industrial components


Press release / 16.3.2022

Joining with solid-state lasers set to revolutionize steel construction

Fraunhofer at the Hannover Messe: Preview 2022


News / 27.7.2021

Laser welding paves the way for steel construction revolution

Vive la steel construction revolution – faster, better, cheaper steel welding


News / 5.7.2021

New material designs in the blink of an eye

How novel development methods accelerate materials research of high-performance materials