IVW is a member of the National Research Center OPTIMAS, a merger of the physics, chemistry and engineering department at the University of Kaiserslautern and the research institutions IFOS, Fraunhofer ITWM and Photonic Center Kaiserslautern.
OPTIMAS combines optical technologies and materials science. Interdisciplinary research on the interaction of light with various materials is performed by the partners. For IVW it opens up interesting possibilities for cooperation in the field of materials analytics, lasermachining of composites and non-destructive testing. With its application-related know-how IVW forms an important bridge into the composites industry.