Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

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.
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.


M.Sc. Phys. Maximilian Kosel
Phone +49 241 8904-270
Fax +49 241 8904-6270
Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT
Steinbachstr. 17
52074 Aachen, Germany