The Fraunhofer IPT

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.

Our remit is to reflect on entire processes

On behalf of our clients, we develop and optimize solutions for modern production facilities.

Our mission statement

One can only convincingly convey something to others that one is entirely familiar with. This is the basis on which the Fraunhofer IPT operates.


The directorship of the Fraunhofer IPT lies in the hands in the hands of our four professors. Together they form the board of directors of the Fraunhofer IPT and the WZL of the RWTH Aachen University.

Board of trustees

The board of trustees of the Fraunhofer IPT includes personalities from science, industry and the public sector and advises the institute.

Organization chart

The Fraunhofer IPT consists of four scientific research areas with a total of nine departments. A qualified team of administrative and technical staff supports the scientists in their work.

History of the institute

For more than 35 years, the Fraunhofer IPT in Aachen has stood for applied research and development in the service of the manufacturing industry.


Aachen is one of the most important centres of production technology. The immediate proximity to RWTH Aachen University opens up another interdisciplinary knowledge pool from which we can draw.

Excellent Cooperation

Our membership in networks and cooperative projects gives us the ability to solve interdisciplinary problems.