Polymer Optics from Aachen

Being a research and development center for optical polymer components the city of Aachen has a long tradition because of the location of specialised research organisations. “Aachen Polymer Optics“ represents an association of three research institutes putting various scientific foci within the development and production chain of optical polymer components. This includes all process steps starting with the optical design, through tool and mold up to the replicative production. The association is represented by the Fraunhofer Instituts for Production Technology IPT and Laser Technology ILT as well as the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University.