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IPT Fraunhofer


The Fraunhofer Institute of Production Technology IPT is part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V. (FhG) which is a link between scientific research and industrial applications. The 58 legally non-independent research institutes operate from different locations throughout Germany employing a staff of approximately 13.000, with the majority being qualified scientists and engineers at an annual research budget of about one billion Euros. Today FhG is the leading organisation of institutes of applied research and development in Europe.


IPT in Aachen was founded in 1980 with the mission of conducting application-oriented research and development. IPT combines interdisciplinary contributions from the fields of process technology, machine and control components, metrology, quality management, technology planning and organisation.


More than 50% of the institute’s budget is covered directly from projects with the industry, especially with small and medium-sized enterprises. The department, Production machines, led by Prof. Brecher has a huge knowledge in machine tool design and characterisation, precision machining and replication technologies.