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Gottlieb-Keim-Straße 60
95448 Bayreuth


Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH is an independent, non-academic research institution for the development of novel material variants and associated energy-efficient processing methods in the field of lightweight construction for polymers, metals and composites targeting industrial application. We provide sustainable, application-oriented R&D-solutions for innovative materials and processes as well as to optimize existing materials and production processes.

Core feature is our highly modern plant technology that enables R&D and prototyping both on an industrial and laboratory scale. We also offer a comprehensive range of services like Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and materials analysis / component testing based on latest processes and laboratory technology.

In addition to R&D for industrial partners in direct cooperation or as part of publicly funded joint projects, NMB also offers contract manufacturing for proto-type and small series as well as tool sampling.

Main areas of work are particle foaming, injection molding (especially foam injection molding), fibre-reinforced polymers, polymer-metal hybrids, thermal spraying (arc spraying, cold gas), metal forming (hydroforming and press hardening), production of novel metal powders as well as additive manufacturing with polymers and metals.

Our Network

Composites United e.V., Germany (

Cluster Neue Werkstoffe, Germany (

DVS e. V. Deutscher Verband für Schweißen und verwandte Verfahren e. V., Germany (

EPP-Forum e.V., Germany, (

THIM – Technologieplattform Hybride Innovative Material-Schaumsysteme, Germany (

Kunststoff-Netzwerk Franken e.V., Germany (

bayern design forum e. V., Germany (

Mobility goes Additive e.V., Germany (

ZIM-Netzwerk Ressourcenoptimierter 3D-Druck (RESOPT3D), Germany (

ZIM-Netzwerk Innovative Werkzeugtechnik für in-mold-coating (PurWerk), Germany

ZIM-Netzwerk Wir produzieren Nachhaltigkeit (WiProNa) Germany (

Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH

Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH

Contact Person
Claudia Benedickt
Public Relations
+49 921 507 36 0

Our highly modern machinery on an industry scale as well on a laboratory scale creates the basis for application-oriented solutions, which are directly applicable to manufacturing processes of the plastic and metal industry.

We provide Injection Molding Machines, full Process Chain for UD-Tape based thermoplastic Composites, Bead Foam Machines, Additive Manufacturing Equipment (polymer and metal based), Thermal Arc Spraying System, Thermal Treatment Systems/Forming, Devices for Analytics and Component Testing.


Research & development on industrial and laboratory scale facilities; proof of concept; evaluation; testing; prototyping; pilot production and demonstration; validation; pre-series; development-accompanying Life Cycle Assessment (LCA); materials analysis and component testing.

Service for Industry and SMEs