The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen was founded in 1980 with the mission of conducting application-oriented research and development. The Fraunhofer Society, which has successfully provided R&D services for more than twenty years, appointed in 1995 Prof. Klocke for the position of the executive director. The institute offers a work space of 6000 m², from which approximately 3500 m² are designated for the shop floor and laboratory facilities, where state-of-the-art projects are developed. The structure of the Fraunhofer IPT offers solutions to highly specific problems as well as problems that require integrated system-wide solutions. This is done by combining interdisciplinary contributions from the fields of process technology, machine and control components, metrology, quality management, technology planning and organization.
Role and Objectives
Fraunhofer IPT is responsible for the project management in one hand. On another hand Fraunhofer IPT will take care about the development of turning and polishing strategies as well as the entire easiTAP technology.