Tribological coatings on gear wheels for the automotive sector.
© Fraunhofer IST, Rainer Meier, BFF Wittmar
Tribological coatings on gear wheels for the automotive sector.

”Mechanical engineering, tools and automotive technology”

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Fraunhofer IST scientists are able to apply a metall coating on carbon-fiber reinforced plastic antennas for the ESA "Sentinel-Mission".
© Fraunhofer IST, Rainer Meier, BFF Wittmar
Fraunhofer IST scientists are able to apply a metall coating on carbon-fiber reinforced plastic antennas for the ESA "Sentinel-Mission".

”Aerospace”

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Wasserstoffmembran
© Fraunhofer IST, Falko Oldenburg

”Energy and electronics”

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Luminescence dyes from different dye classes on glass.
© Fraunhofer IST, Falko Oldenburg
Luminescence dyes from different dye classes on glass.

”Optics”

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Plasma discharge for the treatment of microtiter plates.
© Fraunhofer IST, Falko Oldenburg
Plasma discharge for the treatment of microtiter plates.

”Life science and ecology”

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Our business units

As an innovative R&D partner the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST offers complete solutions in surface engineering which are developed in cooperation with customers from industry and research. For an efficient technology transfer the IST offers a broad range of services, from development of prototypes and economical product scenarios to upscaling and even implementation of the technology at the customer.

Based on the mission statement of sustainability the Fraunhofer IST develops innovative product and production systems in the following business units: