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The project is part of the "Factories of the Future-Public-Private Partnership" programme for research and innovation in the manufacturing sector (FP7-2013)

Fraunhofer IFAM

Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden is involved in fundamental and applied research to develop new sintered and composite materials, as well as cellular metallic materials manufactured with innovative technologies derived from powder metallurgy. The scope of our services includes the industrial implementation of the results we obtain, up to the manufacture of prototype components.

Substantial experience with technology and material structures makes it possible for us to design cellular metallic and composite materials, in which combinations of properties are tailored to individual applications. The design of materials and components is facilitated by special technologies, such as melt-spinning, melt extraction, spark plasma sintering, microwave sintering, 3D direct printing of metal powders and molding techniques.

The development is focussed on lightweight materials, materials for tribological applications and thermal management, high temperature materials and hydrogen storage alloys to be used in transportation industry, electronics, energy technology and mechanical engineering.

Powder characterisations and tests of sintered materials are carried out in an accredited testing laboratory according to DIN/ ISO standards.

IFAM Dresden’s team:


Andreas Schmidt


Dr. Thomas Schubert


Dr. Thomas Weißgärber


Short description of IFAM Bremen

At IFAM Bremen new materials and processes are being developed in the areas of powder technology, biomaterials technology, casting technology and functional printing. The materials range covers metals and alloys, ceramics, composites and biopolymers.

One current focus of the R&D work is in developing new materials and manufacturing concepts for the electric vehicle and light weight manufacturing. IFAM Bremen laboratories are fully equipped with devices for mixing and kneading, injection moulding machines, laser sintering machines, 3D printing device, different ovens for debinding and sintering under different atmospheres etc.

Surface morphology, roughness and pore size can be characterised by SEM, AFM and FIB as well as laser profilometry (2D and 3D image display). Further on, various instrumental analysis is available in a certified laboratory, offering EDX, X-ray fine-structure analysis, thermal analysis (DSC, DTA, TGA), sinter/alpha-dilatometry, powder measuring technology (BET surface and laser granulometry), rheometry, analysis of trace elements (C, N, O, S) and metallography.

IFAM Bremen’s team:

Dr. Philipp Imgrund is a project manager and deputy head of IFAM’s Powder Technology department. As a materials scientist, he has gained profound knowledge on metallic materials, and the focus of his activities lies in evaluating process-property relationships in metal powder injection moulding. Dr. Imgrund was involved in numerous European projects as a researcher (KMM-NoE, CELLFORCE) and later as a project manager and task leader (INN-VIN, QUAMINET).


Dr. Jörg Weise is a project manager in IFAM’s Powder Technology department . He is physicist and gained his PhD in Materials Science at the University of Mining and Technology in Freiberg in the field of the simulation of the solidification of metallic melts. At IFAM he gained profound knowledge on metal foam technology, casting and composite production. Dr. Weise was involved as researcher and manager in European projects like FOINMOULDS, SMARTBATT or MG-CHASSIS.  



ADMACOM project: dissemination

ADMACOM project: dissemination

ADMACOM disseminates and promotes project results through the participation to different European congresses and conferences.


ADMACOM workshop: September 14th - 15th, 2016

ADMACOM workshop: September 14th - 15th, 2016

The workshop aims to present innovative manufacturing technologies based on advanced design of interfaces and of joining materials for aerospace components.
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