”Mechanical engineering, tools and automotive technology”

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”Aerospace”

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”Energy and electronics”

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”Optics”

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”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.

The IST’s “product” is the surface, optimized by modification, patterning, and/or coating for applications in the following business units: