Automotive engineering is one of the most important economic sectors in Germany. Fiber composite materials make particularly efficient, fuel-efficient, durable, low-maintenance and safe vehicles possible.

IVW develops fundamentals and technologies

for innovative and sustainable vehicle structures

in fiber composite and hybrid construction.

Application areas

  • Coatings on piston skirts and slide bearings
  • Flaps, mechanisms, positioners
  • Bearings and bearing materials
  • Material analytics of interior and exterior
  • Body-in-white and under-carriage structures
  • Spoilers and wind deflectors
  • Interior paneling
  • Bumper beams, crash absorber
  • Drive shafts
  • Structural components

Fields of competence in Automotive

Projects in this sector