Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

The Fraunhofer IPT combines long time knowledge and experience in all areas of production technology. Located in Aachen and Paderborn we offer clients and project partners special and immediately practical solutions for the current production in the fields of process technology, production machines, mechatronics, production quality and metrology, as well as technology management. In the Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Inovation CMI in Boston MA we offer our customers a long-term technology transfer between European and American industries.

We understand production not only in individual operations, but consider all production processes and the links between all the elements of the overall process in their entirety – from pre- and product development via production preparation and assembly to the manufacturing.

Our business activities consider individual tasks and challenges within the following branches, technologies and product areas: tool and die making, optics, turbo machinery, life sciences engineering, lightweight production technology, and integrated mechatronic systems.

The Fraunhofer IPT currently employs a staff of approximately 450, currently working on projects in 6000 m² facilities, 3500 m² of which are used as laboratories and machining workshops.