The Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST has been your contact for the development of industry-oriented, innovative surface engineering solutions for more than twenty years. New, improved functions and characteristics are applied to the surfaces of a wide variety of base materials with thin films, forming the basis for modern, marketable products.
We offer bundled expertise in the areas of film production, application and characterization as well as surface analysis along with highly specialised employees and the latest in systems engineering for your application.
On more than 4000 m2 of laboratory and office space, over 100 employees develop new materials, systems and equipment to offer tailor-made solutions.
Important objectives of Fraunhofer IST:
- Quickly transferring innovative solutions from application-oriented research and development to industrial implementation
- Establishing new, forward-looking technologies in the market
- Transferring these innovative technologies to small and midsize enterprises