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Interdisciplinary research with special practical relevance along the entire process chain of highly stressed components

Since 1950, research on highly stressed metallic structural materials has been conducted at the Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering - IWT in Bremen. At Leibniz-IWT, material engineering, process engineering and manufacturing expertise is concentrated in one institute.

This interdisciplinary cooperation enables the scientists to map and research overarching issues of high practical relevance along the entire process chain.

At Leibniz-IWT, scientists from different disciplines work together on materials-oriented future technologies with a focus on classical metals such as steel and aluminium, but increasingly also on hybrid composite materials.

With its main topics, Leibniz-IWT particularly addresses issues of the drive technology industry and mobility such as resource and energy efficiency and lightweight construction.

The scientific departments and divisions of the IWT at a glance: