Fraunhofer Institutes

 

Institute for Laser Technology (ILT)

With about 330 employees and more than 11,000 m² of usable floorspace the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is worldwide one of the most important development and contract research institutes of its specific field. The activities cover a wide range of areas such as the development of new laser beam sources and components, precise laser based metrology, testing technology and industrial laser processes. This includes laser cutting, caving, drilling, welding and soldering as well as surface treatment, micro processing and rapid manufacturing.

Furthermore, the Fraunhofer ILT is engaged in laser plant technology, process control, modeling as well as in the entire system technology. We offer feasibility studies, process qualification and laser integration in customer specific manufacturing lines.

Homepage: ILT-Fraunhofer

Associated Chairs
LLT - Chair for Laser Technology Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Reinhart Poprawe M. A.
TOS - Chair for Technology of Optical Systems Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peter Loosen
NLD - Chair for Non-linear Dynamics of Laser Processing Univ. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Wolfgang Schulz

 

Institute for Production Technology (IPT)

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

The directorship of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT lies in the hands of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Fritz Klocke. Together with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schmitt and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Günther Schuh, he forms the board of directors at the Fraunhofer IPT and the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) at the RWTH Aachen. By holding this joint position, they link both institutes together to form a production technology research center that is unequaled in diversity and competencies.

Homepage: IPT-Fraunhofer