Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research (IFAM)

The Shaping and Functional Materials Division of the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM has premises in Bremen and Dresden. IFAM works in contract research in the following areas: Biomaterials Technology, Electrical Systems, Electromobility, Functional structures, Casting Technology, Light Weight Materials, Materialography and Analytics, Powder Technology, High Performance Sintered Materials, Cellular Metallic Materials. The main objectives for IFAM's work are minimisation of material and energy consumption as well as cost-benefit optimisation.
The R & D activities of the Department of Adhesive Bonding Technology and Surfaces at the Fraunhofer IFAM focus on adhesive bonding technology, as well as plasma technology and paint/lacquer technology. The objective is to provide industry with application-oriented system solutions.