Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS
The IWS focusses on application-oriented research and development work in the fields of laser materials processing and surface technology.
The institute applies the laser beam, a particular form of light, as a tool for surface treatment, manufacturing and materials analysis.
Workshops and public relations and education activities particularly emphasize materials processing technologies, applying "light". A specific highlight in 2015 will be the exhibition on "light" and "laser" with special emphasis on laser history and laser application in manufacturing and various spheres of life.