Latest News

Here we will inform you about the latest research topics, upcoming events and other news of the department.


Press Release / 17.3.2023

Minister Clemens Hoch hands over funding decisions for »QUIP« and »MaTBiZ«

Science Minister Clemens Hoch brought two funding decisions to Kaiserslautern to support Quantum Initiative Rhineland-Palatinate (QUIP) and the project MaTBiZ.


Stuttgart, Konferenz / 3.5. – 6.5.2022

Digital Twins and Terahertz Waves Ensure Quality

The Fraunhofer ITWM will again be present at the international trade fair for quality assurance »Control« in Stuttgart. From May 3 to 6, our researchers show their testing systems for assuring product quality in industrial environments in hall 6, booth 6301. 


Press Release / 23.3.2022

The Next Generation of OCT Layer Thickness Measurement Systems

Our researchers use optical coherence tomography (OCT) to measure the thickness of very thin layers and are developing the next generation of these measurement systems in »Dünnschicht-OCT«. In the process, the experts are pushing into layer thickness ranges of less than 2 µm. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

Upcoming Events

Due to the developments regarding the spread of the corona virus in Germany, our events and also the visits to the events of the next weeks and months are canceled or postponed. We will inform you here as soon as the situation has changed and events are taking place again. Events with participation of our department which have been postponed or canceled can be found in the following overview.


Paris, Fair / 25.04. – 27.04.2023

JEC World 2023

JEC World is the global fair for composites and their applications. Held in Paris, it is the industry's leading event, bringing together all the key players in the spirit of innovation, business and networking. Our experts from the department »Materials Characterization and Testing« will also be on site at booth J-628.


Stuttgart, Fair / 09.05.2023 – 12.05.2023

35. Control – Fair for Quality Assurance

At Control, suppliers and users will be presented with the current global range of usable technologies, processes, products and system solutions for industrial quality assurance. We will be present with experts from our departments »Material Characterization and Testing« and »Image Processing«.


Friedrichshafen, Conference / 15.05.2023 – 17.05.2023

Annual Meeting of the DGZfP 2023

The annual meeting offers interested parties a platform for exchanging information on the latest research in this innovative field. A team from our department »Materials Characterization and Testing« will present on-site the Electronic Terahertz Measurement (ETM) technique, which is applied for example to aircraft domes (radome).