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The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU is research and development partner in the field of production technology for the automotive and machine tool industry. A main focus of the Fraunhofer IWU's work includes the development of intelligent production systems for the manufacturing of car bodies and powertrain components, as well as the optimization of their related forming and cutting manufacturing processes. The Fraunhofer IWU creates innovative solutions for continuous process chains, from components to assembly units, all the way up to complex machine systems and completely new kinematics in which lightweight structures and the application of new materials play an important role. The core competencies of the Fraunhofer IWU are complemented and supported by the application of additive manufacturing processes. The production of metallic components by means of beam melting technologies enables the Fraunhofer IWU to demonstrate its industrial partners new ground in the development and manufacturing of innovative components and tools.