Thin films for our future

Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films

As an industry-oriented R&D service center the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST bundles skills and expertise in the fields of coating production, coating application, coating characterization and surface analysis. The use of thin films can bring about major improvements in the functionality, quality and application possibilities of products as well as in production processes in industrial and newly industrialized countries.

In close collaboration with industry the Fraunhofer IST develops functional coatings, surfaces, materials and processes for the fields of application of tools, mechanical and automotive engineering, energy, glass and façade, medical technology, aerospace as well as optics, information and communication.

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