Welcome to WTM

Welcome to the Chair of Materials Science and Engineering for Metals (WTM) of the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuernberg

Material development is closely linked to process engineering (casting, sintering, 3D printing, forming, joining …). More efficient materials make new demands on primary shaping and forming technologies, better-to-process materials master manufacturing challenges, innovative production technologies create great potential for further materials development.
The research at the Institute WTM is focused on new process technologies and the relations between process, microstructure and properties of metal-based materials.


The 3rd International Conference for Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing will be held in Erlangen from Oktober 05 to October 07 2020. The conference aims to discuss specific challenges and opportunities for additive manufacturing offered by the electron beam

The Industrial Colloquium of the collaborative research center SFB/TR 103 was held from 6-7 March 2018 in Fürth, Germany. The colloquium brought together researchers of the SFB/TR 103 and industrial users to accomplish improvements in the field of Ni- and Co-base superalloys.

More than 150 participants from all over the world attended EBAM 2018, the unique conference in the specialized field of electron beam-based additive manufacturing, which was organized by WTM and EAM and was held from April 11 to 13, 2018 in Nuremberg.