Fraunhofer IWU - The leading institute for resource-efficient production

As a leading institute for resource-efficient production within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft we are your scientific research and development partner for the future industries of automobile and mechanical engineering. Since 25 years, the main focus of our work has been on application-oriented research and development in the field of production technology for the automotive and mechanical engineering sectors. We not only develop intelligent production systems for the manufacturing of car body and powertrain components, but we also optimize their related forming and cutting manufacturing processes.

Important Dates


Conference, Berlin

DDMC 2020




Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference, organized by Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance


Trade Fair, Hannover, July 13-17, 2020

Hannover Messe

- POSTPONED TO 2021 -  

Visit us at the home of industrial pioneers!


Conference, Chemnitz, November 24-25, 2020

16th INSECT 2020

Electrochemical machining (ECM) becomes more important with increasing requirements on material properties, manufacturing technologies and workpiece quality. In the ECM community, microprocessing plays an increasing role in addition to conventional fields of ECM applications, i.e. aircraft manufacturing or the automotive industry.

Current Research


Presswerk 4.0: Cutting downtimes in half, making manufacturing flexible


Generating eco-friendly power with metal rotor blades


Health screening for industrial machines


Automated assembly of aircraft wings