The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM carries out research and development work in the following areas:
The institute has almost 600 employees, with more than 90 percent of the workforce engaged in scientific and technical work. Fraunhofer IFAM has, for its services, outstanding office, laboratory, and pilot plant facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. The institute's two divisions, "Shaping and Functional Materials" and "Adhesive Bonding Technology and Surfaces" are amongst the largest independent research organizations in Europe. Fraunhofer IFAM is part of the non-profit Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, an association of over 60 independent research establishments.