A look at the Fraunhofer IST
At the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST we harness the potential for sustainable products and associated competitive, scalable production systems. Our research encompasses the plant technology, entire process chains of the process and production engineering up to the consideration of entire factories. Starting from the requirements of the sustainability, we keep an eye on the entire product life cycle - from the material through the process to the component and product to recycling.
Based on our technology and competence fields the departments of the Fraunhofer IST create solutions especially in the sectors plant and mechanical engineering, tools, vehicle construction, aerospace, energy, optics, medicine, pharmaceutical and environmental technology. This includes solutions for battery production, the production of tribological systems and sensor technology, the production of precision optical systems and methods and technologies for digital services.