The Günter Köhler Institute for Joining Technology and Materials Testing (ifw Jena) is a legally and economically independent non-university industrial research institution. We are a founding member of the Zuse-Gemeinschaft and carry out application-oriented research and development for manufacturing-solutions in the context of publicly funded projects and on behalf of the middle-class economy.
After 20 years of research at Otto-Schott-Straße in Jena the institute moves to a new location in Jena-Göschwitz.
ifw Jena has been successfully working as a research institute for and with businesses for 25 years.
10th Jenaer Laser-Conference - since 1998 the conference has been held for over 250 experts in the field of laser applications.
New CEO of the ifw Jena is Dr.-Ing. Simon Jahn
The first notification for the founding of the Thuringian Center for Mechanical Engineering is a significant expansion of the diffusion welding business unit at ifw Jena.
First USP-system made by 3D-MICROMAC and start of research activities on ultra short-pulse lasers.
First SLM-system made by SLM-Solutions and start of research activities on Selective Laser Beam Melting.
Prof. Köhler retires, the institute carries is honorary name.
New CEO is Dr.-Ing. Sabine Sändig.
ifw Jena becomes an affiliated institute of Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena (EAH).
The welding-training-centre moves to Löbstedter Straße in Jena.
ifw jena moves into two buildings for laboratories and offices on the grounds of SCHOTT AG in Jena.
Installation of the welding-training-center in Jena-Burgau.
Founding of the institute by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Günter Köhler in Jena-Burgau.