ICTM Conference 2019 - Registration Open

The 5th ICTM Conference in Aachen will take place on February 6 & 7, 2019. Conference Program online. Registration open now. Early Bird Registration ends on December 17, 2018!

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ICTM Aachen

Joint Initiative to Speed-up Innovations in Turbomachinery Industry

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ICTM Partner Community

The ICTM Partner Community is a workgroup of industry partners and R&D institutions of the ICTM International Center for Turbomachinery Manufacturing in Aachen.

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Collaborative R&D 2018

Collaborative R&D projects are selected by the ICTM partner community during the annual meetings to create high synergies and significant benefits in particular for pre-competitive issues.

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ICTM Academy

The ICTM Academy offers an advanced training program dedicated to turbomachinery manufacturing and repair.

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ICTM International Center for Turbomachinery Manufacturing in Aachen

Turbomachinery is a key enabler to increase efficiency and to reduce emissions for multiple applications such as aeronautics, power generation, oil and gas production or in the automotive industry.

Aim of the ICTM Aachen is to speed up technological innovations and to transfer them into industrial applications. It employs the full technology portfolio of all of its members to provide excellent R&D for turbomachinery manufacturing.

The ICTM Aachen offers an integrated and interdisciplinary platform which focuses on production and repair technologies primarily, providing R&D solutions in the full range of competencies of the participating research institutes. As turbomachinery manufacturing is a highly interdisciplinary market the ICTM Aachen will also pursue R&D approaches geared to design trends and the use of advanced materials.

The ICTM International Center for Turbomachinery Manufacturing in Aachen was founded as a joint initiative of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of the RWTH Aachen University as well as the Chair for Digital Additive Production DAP of the RWTH Aachen University. 


ICTM Conference 2019: Program and registration are online!

Information / 2018-11-06

Digital production is a strong enabler to increase efficiency in manufacturing turbomachinery components. By fostering a high level of data consistency, continuity and availability, more robust processes as well as higher transparency can be obtained leading to increased economic process chains and proof of certification in the future. Additionally, combining approaches of Industrie 4.0 and process-specific develop- ments will open up new opportunities for manufacturing complex turbomachinery components.

This year‘s ICTM Conference will deal with interdisciplinary approaches as well as the development of manufacturing processes to enhance efficiency in production and repair as well as increase lifetime of modern turbomachinery components.

Aachen is a leading competence center of excellence for application-oriented turbomachinery manufacturing. In recent years, multiple industrial cooperations were initiated and enhanced. At the conference, you will be able to see latest developments presented by experts from industry and research. We are looking forward to meeting you at the ICTM Conference 2019 in Aachen.

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3D-Printing: Support structures to prevent vibrations in post-processing operations for thin-walled parts

Press release / 2018-07-11

One of the main features of additive manufacturing processes such as 3D-printing is that the complexity of the component shapes it produces, is virtually unlimited. However, high surface quality in metallic components can frequently be achieved only via milling or grinding finishing operations. Milling operations conducted on thin-walled parts in particular often cause vibrations which impact negatively on part accuracy and on machining time. The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen will be presenting special-purpose support structures which can eliminate these vibrations in post-processing operations at Farnborough International Airshow from 16 – 22 July 2018.

ICTM Conference 2017: "Turbomachinery manufacture profits from digitalization and networking"

Press release / 2017-02-23

Over 250 experts from 19 countries attended the fourth International Conference for Turbomachinery Manufacture, the ICTM Conference 2017, held 15 – 16 February in Aachen. There were 20 presentations given by speakers from the companies acknowledged as market leaders in the sector, reporting on the latest developments and emerging technologies for both manufacturing and using turbomachinery and its components in the aviation and power generation industries.

ICTM Conference 2017 in Aachen: Production technology for turbomachine manufacturing of the future

Press release / 2016-11-16

“Digital production” is increasingly turning into an integral part of successful turbomachinery manufacturing: How digitalization approaches can enhance efficient manufacturing and lifetime of modern turbomachinery components will be the central aspect of the fourth “ICTM Conference” on February 15 and 16, 2017, in Aachen. Online registration for the conference is open now and an early bird discount is granted until December 16, 2016.

Fraunhofer and RWTH Aachen launch R&D Center for Turbomachinery Manufacturing

Press Release / 2015-11-17

On October 28, 2015, the Fraunhofer Institutes for Production Technology IPT and Laser Technology ILT, and RWTH Aachen University’s Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) and Chair for Laser Technology (LLT) launched the International Center for Turbomachinery Manufacturing ICTM Aachen together with 19 renowned industrial partners. The center’s activities will focus on research related to the repair and manufacturing of turbomachinery.

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Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Heinen

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT
Steinbachstr. 17
52074 Aachen, Germany

Phone +49 241 8904-443

Fax +49 241 8904-6443

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Dipl.-Ing. Torsten Moll

Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT
Steinbachstr. 17
52074 Aachen

Phone +49 241 8904-272

Fax +49 241 8904-6272