Fraunhofer IGCV stands for application-driven research with focus on efficient engineering, networked production and smart multi-material solutions. As a future Fraunhofer institute, the Augsburg research institution drives innovation on the level of manufacturing processes and material sciences, machines and process chains as well as factory and enterprise networks. Approx. 150 scientists generate interdisciplinary solutions especially for casting, composite and processing technology in the German industry, thereby transferring knowledge from research and development into industrial applications. The cooperation with industry partners in various research projects contributes to ensuring a sustainable competitive edge in Germany and Europe.