About Us

WIAM GmbH is a subsidiary as well as a brand of IMA Materialforschung und Anwendungstechnik GmbH, a company which well known for its material research and parts and products testing. IMA is the predecessor of the Institute for Lightweight Construction (IfL) which had emerged from the aircraft industry within Dresden in 1961.

Ever since, IMA Dresden has been delivering technical-scientific services in the areas of material, component and product testing, material research, parts and products assessments as well as technical material information. This resulted in the demand for an electronic data reference and the build-up of a customer focused database solution for material management. Since May 27th 2021 IMA Dresden is part of the Applus Group, a leading company with 23,000 employees and laboratories around the world.


WIAM® develops and markets software products for engineering applications, digitization and automation in the fields of materials technology, product development, laboratories and engineering services. In addition, customer-specific software projects can be designed and implemented on the basis of our standard software.


For further information on the history of WIAM®, click here.