Fraunhofer IWS

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

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The business areas joining, cutting and surface technology are the main foci of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS. The research and development activities base on a distinctive know-how in the field of material engineering and nanotechnology and include the possibility of material characterization. The IWS`s special feature is its expertise in combining its know-how with its extensive experience in developing system technologies within the field of film- and laser technology.

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

Winterbergstr. 28

01277 Dresden

Germany

Phone +49 351 83391-0

Fax +49 351 83391-3300

Latest News

25.7.2019

Further international award for Christoph Leyens

Prof. Christoph Leyens has been appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada for his successful global commitment to Additive Manufacturing. At the beginning of this year, the Director of the Institute of Materials Science at TU Dresden and Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS received the award of the same title from RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
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18.6.2019

Clean lungs thanks to laser process exhaustion

In sectors such as the automotive industry, components can be processed at extremely high speed using the laser remote process. However, this can result in harmful emissions which may cause lung damage. Scientists from the Dresden Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS have studied the issue as part of the IGF research project “CleanRemote”. They reduce particles and gases in the air by means of a suction device.
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3.6.2019

Economical energy storage for the electric car of tomorrow

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new production process with the aim of efficient and environmentally friendly future battery production. They coat the electrodes of the energy storage cells with a dry film instead of liquid chemicals. This simplified process saves energy and eliminates toxic solvents. A Finnish company is currently successfully testing the new IWS technology in practice.
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27.5.2019

Waterproof thanks to rapid lasers

Fraunhofer engineers from Dresden have developed a new laser welding process employing a fast oscillating laser beam. This technology, known as "remoweld®FLEX", is suitable for particularly demanding processes – especially for components to be sealed media-tight against water and other undesirable environmental influences. These include housings for electrical and electronic components, heat exchangers and coolings, which have previously been regarded as hardly weldable and often consist of die-cast aluminum. The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS and Maschinenfabrik Arnold from Ravensburg were both involved in the research development.
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