Annual review 2018 – Prof. Dr. Tobias Melz
Dear Customers and Partners of Fraunhofer LBF,
2018, our anniversary year, is behind us – and it was definitely an exciting, eventful year.
We have worked intensively with you and accomplished much that we are proud of. Read more
Thank you for your trust!
Partnerships flourish out of communication.
Safe – digital – foresighted! Fraunhofer LBF celebrates 80 years of systematic research!
In addition to lightweight construction, which has been the central idea throughout the long history of Fraunhofer LBF, digitalization is another key topic of the institute. In all industrial sectors, this trend opens up exciting, brand new perspectives and product solutions ... Read more
Projects in our target markets
Fraunhofer LBF reaches different markets through ist specific portfolio of skills and services. Customers come mainly from the vehicle and machine construction segments and from the chemical industry. However, the institute also provides innovative R&D services for other sectors, such as energy technology, medical technology, measuring and testing technology, security and & defenxe, electrical / electronic engineering or design engineering / construction.
Solutions for conventionally and alternatively driven road and rail vehicles as well as for shipping and aerospace
Improving precision, energy efficiency, lightweight properties and application dynamics
New custom-designed plastics or plastic composites, along with the relevant processing technologies.
Optimization of resource efficiency and reliability
Measuring and testing technology
Monitoring of structures and systems, e.g. by means of innovative, energy self-sufficient sensor networks
Security and defense
Optimization of the operational behavior of safety-relevant components and systems in mechanical and automotive engineering
Electrical / electronic engineering
Optimization of construction methods and ensuring the structural durability of electronic assemblies
Design engineering / construction
Improving the acoustic properties of materials, components and systems, improving the environmental and health compatibility of materials
Encouraging and challenging the next generation of scientists. Project example
Ensuring excellent results with maximum benefit for customers and project partners. Perspective
We use our core competencies in structural durability, smart structures and plastics across all departments and achieve optimum benefit for our customers with innovative system solutions.
LBF Management Team
Jointly for your success! – This view is reflected by Fraunhofer LBF management team together with around 400 employees. Overview
In our key service areas Vibration technology, Lightweight design, Reliability and Polymer technology, we are committed to developing systems-based innovative solutions from product design to verification, tailored to our customers and destined for present and future markets. This is the purpose of our research.
Strong prospects – strong projects.
Out of the market we get alway new prospects. In the past and over time, we have developed groundbreaking projects from a wide variety of perspectives. We also initiated a range of applications in 2018 that will enable us to continue shaping the future in our target markets Prospects