Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

About us

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM briefly.

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Annual Report 2017/18

Take a look at our latest annual report. Find current highlights and exiting projects of our departments as well as information about our new department »Materials Characterization and Testing«.

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High Performance Center

The High Performance Center Simulation- and Software- based Innovation strengthens the cooperation between enterprises, universities and research institutes in Kaiserslautern and extends consisting partnerships.

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Latest Annual Report 2018/19

Our annual report 2018/19 is completed! It provides insights into exciting projects and reports on interesting news from the past year.

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Welcome to Fraunhofer ITWM!

We are one of the world's largest mathematical research institutes and our goal is to further develop mathematics as a key technology, give innovative impetus and implement it in practice together with industry partners. Methodologically, our research areas are based on modeling, simulation and optimization. Integral parts of our projects are consulting and implementation, support in the application of high-performance computer technology and providing tailor-made software solutions. We not only use simulation software, but also develop it ourselves, often in cooperation with leading software companies.
Nowadays, companies of all sizes use simulations on regular bases which gives them benefit in terms of product innovation and quality assurance. Our customers are mainly in the automotive, mechanical engineering, textile, computer industry and finance sectors.



Press Release / 1.8.2019

Fraunhofer helps accelerate development of fiber-reinforced plastic parts

Together with our partners, we are developing a mathematical simulation method for optimizing the drapability (deformability) of textiles.


Press Release / 8.5.2019

Saving Energy in the Production of Chemicals

Fraunhofer ITWM wins one of the »Joseph von Fraunhofer Prizes« in 2019.


Press Release / 2.5.2019

Simulating and Optimizing Spinning Processes

Spinning polymer filaments, for example for personal care articles, is highly complex: We have successfully applied new approaches to simulate and optimize spinning processes.


Press Release / 24.4.2019

Fraunhofer ITWM Supports STEM Games 2019

Two of our experts from the department »Image Processing« are represented in the jury and as mentors at the Games.


Article / 16.4.2019

Designing polymer spin packs in line with dynamic flow

Melt spinning is the most widely use process for turning plastic into fibres.


Article / 10.4.2019

Simulation tool for polyurethane foams

Car seats, mattresses and insulating materials often consist of PU foams. We can now simulate the foaming behaviour.


Press Release / 27.2.2019

Terahertz Testing with a Handheld Scanner

Our researchers have found a handheld terahertz sensor: a solution for difficult problems based on mobile terahertz technology.


Article / 30.1.2019

Fraunhofer Tool Used in Radiation Therapy

Our clinical decision support tool MCO was added to Varian’s Eclipse™ treatment planning system.

Upcoming Events


Fair / Frankfurt, Main / 09/10/2019 - 09/13/2019

IAA 2019

Visit our experts of the division »Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering« in Hall 4.1 at the joint booth of Fraunhofer.


Fair / Paris / 09/29/2019 - 10/04/2019

European Microwave Week 2019

The event provides access to the very latest products, research and initiatives in the microwave sector.


Fair / San Antonio, Texas, USA / 09/15/2019 - 09/20/2019

SEG Annual Meeting 2019

The SEG Annual Meeting is one of the world's leading oil, energy and mineral conferences.


Fair / Stuttgart / 09/10/2019 - 09/12/2019

Foam Expo

Foam Expo is a trade fair for the manufacturers and buyers of technical foam products and technologies, as well as the entire foam supply chain.


Workshop / Bad Honnef / 09/15/2019 - 09/18/2019

Sensing with Quantum Light

The workshop will cover theoretical and experimental aspects of sensing with quantum light. 


Fair / Paris / 09/01/2019 - 09/06/2019

International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves

Visit us at booth 22 on IRMMW-THz.

Seminar / Kaiserslautern / 08/22/2019

Deep Learning Seminar

Valentin Tschannen (ITWM) presents a talk on »Adapting Deep Neural Classifiers to New Unlabelled Datasets with Adversarial Regularization«.

Seminar / Munich/ 09/18/2019

Digitale Geschäftsmodelle und Services mittels Predictive Maintenance

[only available in German]

Conference / Stuttgart / 09/26/2019

Tagung zur Zukunft der Automobilproduktion

[only available in German]

Conference / Kaiserslautern / 03/10/2020 - 03/12/2020

CVT Symposium

Call for Papers for our 6th International Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium was extended until 09/15/2019.

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Fraunhofer-Platz 1

67663 Kaiserslautern


Phone +49 631 31600-0

Fax +49 631 31600-1099