Higher efficiency coupled with lower emissions are the core aims behind the development of modern turbomachinery. In this context, materials with high temperature strength and thermal stability, complex geometries and components constructed as integral parts are the defining elements. All too often, groundbreaking approaches cannot be implemented until new manufacturing processes have been introduced. In the "Turbomachinery" business unit the Fraunhofer IPT develops efficient production and repair processes as well as adaptive process chains for aero-engine components and gas turbine blades.
We are part of a well-established network of research facilities throughout Germany, sharing and learning from one another about cutting edge developments in our sectors. We maintain particularly close relations with the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT and the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of the RWTH Aachen.