Michigan / USA

Fraunhofer Centers USA

Synergies via global networks

The main cooperation partners of the Fraunhofer IWS in the United States are the "Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies" (CCD) at the Michigan State University in East Lansing and the "Center for Laser Applications" (CLA) in Plymouth, Michigan near Detroit.

Making innovation a reality

The two Fraunhofer Centers CLA and CCD mirror the main activities of Fraunhofer IWS in laser and coating technologies. With annual turnover of over $4.0 M, CLA & CCD are among the best performing Fraunhofer centers in the USA.


Center for Laser Applications (CLA)

CLA conducts applications and system development work in the field of laser materials processing. Processes include welding, cladding, heat treatment, and additive manufacturing.


Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies (CCD)

Coatings with amorphous diamond-like carbon for engine, gear and brake components as well as in tool manufacturing; synthesis of doped and undoped single crystalline diamond