Wear protection for components

The economic loss by friction and wear costs billions a year only in Germany. Meanwhile the demands on mechanical devices rise continuously: higher manageable forces simultaneously with a light construction and a higher expectation for the life span are required more and more often.


The function separation of a low friction, wear-resistant coating and a light, ductile base material allow a connection to durable, low-maintenance or maintenance-free components with a low weight or further specific attributes.


The workgroup "Wear protection of components" deals with problems and topics based on tribology and anti-corrosion. Your contact person is Dr.-Ing. Jochen Brand at the Fraunhofer IST.


Workgroup manager:


Dr.Eng. Jochen Brand

Fraunhofer-Institut für Schicht- und Oberflächentechnik IST

Bienroder Weg 54 E l 38108 Braunschweig l Germany

phone: +49 (531) 2155-600

e-mail: jochen.brand@ist.fraunhofer.de