About us | Fraunhofer IGCV

Fraunhofer IGCV stands for application-driven research with focus on efficient engineering, networked production and smart multi-material solutions. The institute drives innovation on the level of manufacturing processes and material sciences, machines and process chains as well as factory and enterprise networks. Our unique selling proposition lies in interdisciplinary solutions from the fields of casting, composite, and processing technology.

In an effort to transfer knowledge from research and development into industrial applications, our almost 160 employees at our locations in Augsburg and Munich/Garching generate individual solutions for the German industry. As part of the Fraunhofer Group for Production – an association of production technology institutes – we support our partners with short-term, mid-term and long-term research projects. Thus, being a reliable partner for SMEs, large companies, and corporations we contribute to ensuring a sustainable competitive edge in Germany and Europe.


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.

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 casting, 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 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.


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Fraunhofer Institute for Casting, Composite and Processing Technology IGCV


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Drechsler

Director (executive)


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Volk



Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Daub



Phone +49 (0) 821 90678 - 0

E-Mail info@igcv.fraunhofer.de