Founded by a support association (“Förderverein”), the IAPK is a research institution associated to RWTH focusing on process and application engineering for ceramics and powder metallurgy. Besides doing research in the above areas, the institute offers consulting and other services converning the manufacturing process – from powder through the produced part: design and simulation, powder preparaton and shaping, consolidation by sintering, thermal treatment, component testing under application conditions and component and operational simulaton using FEM.
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