The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT is part of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft which is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 67 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft employs a staff of 24,000 people and works with an annual research budget of more than 2.1 billion euros.
The Fraunhofer IPT combines long time knowledge and experience in all areas of production technology. Located in Aachen, the Fraunhofer IPT offers clients and project partners special and immediate practical solutions for a connected, adaptive production in the fields of process technology, production machines, production quality and metrology as well as technology management.
Production is not only understood as individual operations but as an assemblage of production processes that links all the elements of the overall process in its entirety – from pre- and product development, through production preparation and assembly to the manufacturing.
The 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, and lightweight production technology. In the „Life Sciences Engineering“ business area, the Fraunhofer IPT researches and develops pioneering technologies for the entire range of life sciences from the pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology to medical technology. As a production engineering research institute, we have many years of in-house experience in production processes, manufacturing techniques, metrological systems, process automation, technology and quality management.
The Fraunhofer IPT employs a staff of approximately 450, currently working on projects in 9000 m² facilities. 5000 m² of that space are being used for laboratories and machine halls. At the Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Inovation CMI in Boston (MA), we offer our customers a long-term technology transfer between European and American industries.
Dr. Claudia Skazik-Voogt
Phone +49 241 8904 – 428
Bastian Studerus, M.Sc.
Phone + 49 241 8904 – 419
Mobile +49 162 490 60 90