Fraunhofer IWM

Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials


The intelligent use of materials is the key to future success and investments: our research work enables our customers to produce innovative and reliable products. We contribute to a society that strives for an efficient and sustainable use of energy and resources.

We make the mechanisms and processes in materials and material systems manageable by first assessing and describing them as models. This makes it possible to extract more of the potential performance and efficiency from technical systems.

We measure materials down to their atomic structures and influence the interactions. This enables us to modify material properties to meet requirements and achieve new functionalities.

We scrutinize material systems and manufacturing processes and transfer this knowledge into reliable products and technologies. Together with our partners from the fields of science and business, we develop innovations with a competitive edge.



Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials
Wöhlerstraße 11
79108 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 5142-0
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