Annual review 2017 – Prof. Dr. Tobias Melz

Dear Customers and Partners of Fraunhofer LBF,

»safe – digital – foresighted«, this is the motto with which the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF started its 2018 anniversary year. Read more

Prof. Dr.-Ing. T. Melz, Systemzuverlässigkeit, Adaptronik und ­Maschinenakustik

Thank you for your trust!

Partnerships flourish out of communication.

Logo Benteler
Logo BMW
Logo Borbet
Logo Budenheim
Logo Centa
Logo Fein - Unverwüstliche Elektrowerkzeuge.
Logo Ford
Logo Freudenberg - Innovating Together
Logo Ineos Styrolution
Logo Jacq
Logo KMW - A Company of knds
Logo Miele
Logo Opel
Logo Ronal Group
Logo thyssenkrupp
Logo Vibracoustic
Logo VW

Digitally into the future! – Dr. Ursula Eul

Dr. phil. nat. U. Eul, Strategisches Management

A warm welcome to the Fraunhofer LBF Annual Report in digital form!

Anyone who has followed our Institute and its annual reports in the past will have observed a steadily growing number of successful project contributions from all LBF research divisions. Read more

Projects in our target markets

Fraunhofer LBF reaches different markets through ist specific portfolio of skills and services. Customers come mainly from the vehicle and machine construction segments and from the Cchemical industry. However, the institute also provides innovative R&D services for other sectors, such as  energy technology, medical technology, measuring and testing technology, security and & defenxe, electrical / electronic engineering or design engineering / construction

Zielmarkt Fahrzeugbau – Modernes Auto vor Großstadt

Vehicle construction

Solutions for conventionally and alternatively driven road and rail vehicles as well as for shipping and aerospace
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Zielmarkt Maschinenbau – Arbeiter in Blaumann mit Helm

Machine construction

Improving precision, energy efficiency, lightweight properties and application dynamics
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Zielmarkt Chemie – HPLC-Anlage

Chemical industry

New custom-designed plastics or plastic composites, along with the relevant processing technologies.
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Zielmarkt Mess- und Prüftechnik – Hochfrequenztechnik

Measuring and testing technology

Monitoring of structures and systems, e.g. by means of innovative, energy self-sufficient sensor networks
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Zielmarkt Sicherheit und Verteidigung – Bundeswehrauto in unwegigem Gelände

Security and defense

Optimization of the operational behavior of safety-relevant components and systems in mechanical and automotive engineering

Zielmarkt Elektrik / Elektronik – Moderne Platine

Electrical / electronic engineering

Optimization of construction methods and ensuring the structural durability of electronic assemblies
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Zielmarkt Konstruktion / Bau – Brücke mit Halteseilen

Design engineering / construction

Improving the acoustic properties of materials, components and systems, improving the environmental and health compatibility of materials
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Zielmarkt Energietechnik – Solarenergie, Windenergie

Energy technology

Optimization of resource efficiency and reliability
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Zielmarkt Medizintechnik – Künstliches Knie- und Hüftgelenk

Medical technology

Optimization of reliability at component level
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Zielmarkt Forschung / Bildung – Versuchsaufbau mit Modelleisenbahn


Encouraging and challenging the next generation of scientists. Project example

Sonstige – Bügeleisen im Versuchsaufbau


Ensuring excellent results with maximum benefit for customers and project partners. Perspective

Research Divisions

We use our core competencies in structural durability, smart structures and plastics across all departments and achieve optimum benefit for our customers with innovative system solutions.

LBF Management Team

Jointly for your success! – This view is reflected by Fraunhofer LBF management team together with around 400 employees Overview


In our key service areas Vibration technology, Lightweight design, Reliability and Polymer technology, we are committed to developing systems-based innovative solutions from product design to verification, tailored to our customers and destined for present and future markets. This is the purpose of our research. 

Strong prospects - strong projects.

Out of the market we get alway new prospects. In the past and over time, we have developed groundbreaking projects from a wide variety of perspectives. We also initiated a range of applications in 2017 that will enable us to continue shaping the future in our target markets Prospects