Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT
Aachen, Germany

Hall 11, Stand A25


The Fraunhofer IPT develops systems solutions for production. We focus on the topics of process technology, production machines, production quality and metrology as well as technology management.

Our clients and cooperation partners represent all fields of industry: from aerospace technology to the automotive industry and its suppliers as well as tool and die making companies and the precision mechanics, optics and machine tool industries in particular.

The institute currently employs around 460 people who are dedicated to applying their creativity to a range of projects.

On behalf of our clients, we develop and optimize solutions for modern production facilities. Rather than considering production activities as individual operations, our work involves looking at all production processes and the links between all the elements of the overall process in their entirety.

Products & Services

With our expertise in sheet metal working, we optimize our clients’ production processes and react to the increasing demands on materials, processes and tool technology. Process limits and product quality can be improved by local heating of sheet metals directly before critical mechanical operations in a progressive die tool. This enables us to process high-strength sheet metals as well as to achieve high degrees of deformation, high clear cut ratio and localized hardening.

In shear cutting and forming processes, we use lasers as a highly flexible heating tool. This allows for local heating of the sheet metal to perform cuts with complex geometries or to process collar forming in complex stamped and bent components. We present alternative heating technologies, such as induction or electrical resistance heating and demonstrator parts from current research projects.
With our expertise in this broad technology spectrum, we find the right heating technology for every application.

EuroBLECH Product Categories

  • Flexible sheet metal working technology
  • Tool technology for sheet metal/plate working

Contact Details

Florian Schmidt
Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT
Steinbachstraße 17
52074 Aachen

Tel: +49 (0) 241 8904100
Fax: +49 (0) 241 8904198

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Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT

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