Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU

Address: Reichenhainer Str. 88, 09126 Chemnitz, Germany

Phone: +49 371 5397 1364



Contact person: Dipl.-Ing. David Löpitz

Company description:

The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU is a driving force for innovation in the field of production technology research and development. With around 670 highly qualified employees at our sites in Chemnitz, Dresden, Leipzig, Wolfsburg and Zittau, we develop potential for competitive manufacturing in the automotive and mechanical engineering, aerospace, medical technology, electrical engineering, precision engineering and microtechnology sectors. The focus of science and contract research is on components, procedures and processes as well as the associated complex machine systems – the entire factory.

As a leading institute for resource-efficient production, we develop technologies and intelligent production systems for car body and powertrain components. We optimize forming, machining and joining production steps. In line with regenerative systems and the circular economy, we focus on the entire process chain. The development of innovative lightweight structures and technologies for processing new materials, the transfer of functions in assemblies, the use of the far-reaching possibilities of additive manufacturing and, last but not least, the economic use of fuel cell technologies are important factors for success.

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