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Fraunhofer-Institut für Fertigung­stechnik und Angewandte Material­forschung IFAM - Adhesive Bonding Technology and Surfaces-

Street: Wiener Straße 12
Zip-Code: 28359
City: Bremen
Website: www.ifam.fraunhofer.de

Long Description:

The Department of Adhesive Bonding Technology and Surfaces of the Fraunhofer IFAM is the largest independent research establishment in Europe working in the area of industrial adhesive bonding technology. The R&D activities focus on adhesive bonding technology, as well as plasma technology and paint / lacquer technology. The objective is to supply industry with application-oriented system solutions. An important application field is lightweight construction using fiber reinforced composite materials. The services provided by the Fraunhofer IFAM in this context cover the entire process chain, from matrix resin formulation and the sizing of joints right through to process development and the automated assembly and machining of large structures.

Products + Services:

  • R&D and Consultancy - Products, Processes, and Plant Technology
  • Analysis; Materials & Component Testing; Accredited Test Laboratories
  • Process Simulation; Computer Simulation
  • Prototype Manufacture
  • Certifying Workforce Training Courses: Adhesive Bonding Technology and FRP

Value-Added Steps

Product Design
Process Simulation
Materials & Auxiliaries
Manufacturing Processes
Production Systems
Material Processing
Joining & Assembly Techniques
Surface Technology
Training & Education

Branches

Aerospace
Aerospace
Wind Energy
Wind Energy
Automotive Construction
Automotive Construction
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Transportation
Transportation
Marine Systems
Marine Systems
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering
Misc.
Misc.

Competence Description:

Adhesion and interface research; development and characterization of adhesives and matrix resins; stress-related constructive design and simulation of bonded, riveted, and hybrid joints, as well as the characterization, testing, and qualification of such joints (including the validation of ageing tests); surface pre-treatment prior to bonding / coating; functional coatings (anti-icing, anti-soiling, anti-erosion, self-healing, drag reduction); corrosion protection; non-tactile geometry measurement; mobile robots; concepts for production and assembly; automated processes adapting to parts, humans, and changes in the work flow; high precision machining; quality assurance, including inline surface monitoring and failure prevention; early detection of degradation phenomena; non-destructive testing; repairs; accredited test laboratories (materials, corrosion, paint / lacquer); workforce training courses (adhesive bonding technology, FRPs).

Keywords:

  • automated assembly
  • fibre reinforced composites technology
  • surface technology
  • painting technology
  • adhesives technology