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Invention Center

The Invention Center on the RWTH Aachen campus is where participating companies can obtain further qualifications in the field of technology and innovation management along with optimum solutions to any challenges which arise. In collaboration with the TIME Research Area, the Fraunhofer IPT, the WZL of the RWTH Aachen University and the KEX Knowledge Exchange AG, a »World of Experience« is designed, which provides planners and decision-makers in industry with the opportunity to experience the entire process from the initial development idea through to the manufacture of products suitable for mass production. The underlying concept is fine-tuned carefully to match the projects, capabilities and interests of companies involved.

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

On behalf of our customers we develop and optimize new and existing solutions for modern production. The aim of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT is to conduct application and industry-oriented research and development for companies throughout the entire manufacturing sector. The results are promptly implemented in the operating practice of our customers. We focus on sectors ranging from the automotive industry and its suppliers, particularly on tool and die making, through aerospace, precision engineering and optical industries through to machine tool construction.

Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL

The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of the RWTH University Aachen conducts both basic and industry-oriented research and consulting projects, developing innovative, practice-based solutions to safeguard successful company development. The goal, to
address the whole range of production engineering issues, results in an expansive field of activity extending from strategy innovation, production and quality management to control, machine, manufacturing and measuring engineering.