Annual review 2019 – Prof. Dr. Tobias Melz
Dear customers and partners of Fraunhofer LBF,
Last year was a special year in many respects. Development in the areas of sustainability, CO2 reduction and the underlying transformation of modern transportation have gained in significance not only socially but also among our R&D tasks. Read more
The world is currently undergoing a transformation – politically, socially and technologically. Digitalization, machine learning and Industrie 4.0 have the potential to change sustainably the global value creation. Besides, the awareness of climate change topics and sustainability has increased significantly in society as a whole. 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.
Ensuring excellent results with maximum benefit for customers and project partners.
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 2019 that will enable us to continue shaping the future in our target markets Prospects