Today technical systems have achieved such a high degree of complexity that further improvements can only be made by means of a multidisciplinary systems approach. Here the materials play a key role, as very often alone their availability is the decisive factor in the realization of the complete system. The investigation and development of new materials alone would only take us halfway. Nowadays manufacturability, availability and last but not least costs, are equally important when considering the technical usability and therefore also the commercial application and success of a material.
Consequently interdisciplinary research teams at the Institute of Materials Research not only develop new high performance materials but also work on technologies for their production and integration into complex component systems. This is done in collaboration with national and international partners from industry, universities and research laboratories. The main emphasis of the research and development work in the institute is focused on applications for aeronautics with transfer into aerospace, energy technology and traffic.
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