About us | Fraunhofer IGCV

The Fraunhofer IGCV stands for applied research with a focus on engineering, production, and multi-material solutions. We enable innovations at the level of manufacturing processes and material sciences, machines and process chains, and factory and company networks. Our unique selling proposition lies in interdisciplinary solutions from the fields of casting, composite and processing technology.

With around 150 employees at our locations in Augsburg and Munich/Garching, we are a reliable partner for SMEs, large companies, and corporations.


Engineering. Production. Multi-material solutions.

Our vision and mission

We are shaping the way into the future of efficient engineering, networked production and intelligent multi-material solutions to ensure the sustainable competitiveness of Germany and Europe.

The Fraunhofer IGCV stands for applied research. This means the transfer of basic knowledge into customer-specific solutions. Our unique selling proposition lies in interdisciplinary solutions from the fields of foundry, composite and processing technology. We facilitate integrated innovations from materials technology and component design to production technology and the supply chain.

Our work is characterized by the highest level of technical and organizational competence, the use of state-of-the-art infrastructure and sustainable cooperation. We are a reliable partner for companies of all sizes and the first regional contact for questions in the fields of engineering, production and multi-material solutions. Also, we promote the supraregional transfer of knowledge to strengthen business locations in Germany and Europe in the long term.

We use natural resources sparingly to leave a liveable environment for future generations and always ensure fair and respectful treatment. We catalyze our employees' further development and train talented people to become responsible, professionally excellent personalities. Through our work, we create added value for society.


An excerpt of our business and competence fields:

  • Intelligent networking of production
  • Making production more flexible
  • AI in production
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • CFRP manufacturing technologies
  • Sand and gravity die casting
  • Multimedia solutions
  • Materials and testing technology
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Online process monitoring and quality-assured process chains
  • Efficiency and accounting
  • Recycling
  • Technology consulting and implementation

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