Specialists in their field: Our departments

The management of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT has been in the hands of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher since January 1, 2018. Together with Professors Thomas Bergs, Robert Schmitt and Günther Schuh, he forms the board of directors of the Fraunhofer IPT and the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL). In this personal union, they combine both institutes to form a production technology research center that is unparalleled in terms of diversity and competence.

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Thomas Bergs MBA

Member of the board of directors of the Fraunhofer IPT and holder of the chair for Manufacturing Technology at the WZL of RWTH Aachen University.

Process technology

In the area of Process technology, we develop new production processes for your applications and optimize those already existing: from process analyses of the conceptual development and consultation up to the practical realization, we create integrated solutions for your business.

 

Departments in this area

Fine machining and optics

High performance cutting

Directed energy manufacturing

Technology transfer turbomachinery

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Christian Brecher

Director of the Fraunhofer IPT and holder of the chair for Machine Tools at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of RWTH Aachen University.

Production machines

We consider ourselves to be a competent and professional partner for the development and construction of production plant with which to individually and efficiently manufacture your complex products - from initial technical advice to final implementation.

 

Departments in this area

Precision technology and automation

Fiber-reinforced plastics and laser system technology

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Robert Schmitt

Member of the board of directors of the Fraunhofer IPT and holder of the chair for Production Metrology and Quality Management at the WZL of RWTH Aachen University.

Production quality and metrology

The highest possible levels of quality, resulting in correspondingly high levels of efficiency of structure and workflow organization – this is, in the view of the Fraunhofer IPT, the key to competitiveness and innovative strength. The aim of the Fraunhofer IPT is to support its customers by implementing excellent results of applied research for a head start. We design and industrialize processes through effective measuring technology and an entrepreneurial understanding of quality.

 

Departments in this area

Production quality

Production metrology

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl. Wirt. Ing. Günther Schuh

Member of the board of directors of the Fraunhofer IPT and holder of the chair for Production Engineering at the WZL of RWTH Aachen University.

Technology management

Well-designed technology management is a key factor deciding the success of technology-focused businesses. Developing, using and replacing technologies with the client in mind enables you to secure and improve your competitive edge. The Fraunhofer IPT advises you on all matters pertaining to technology management – from conceptualizing to content design of strategies, processes and methods.

 

Department in this area

Technology management