At the end of October 2015, experts from all over the world came together in Aachen for the launch of the International Center for Turbomachinery Manufacturing (ICTM).
At the end of October 2015, experts from all over the world came together in Aachen for the launch of the International Center for Turbomachinery Manufacturing (ICTM).

The Fraunhofer Institutes for Production Technology IPT and Laser Technology ILT, and RWTH Aachen University’s Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) have launched the International Center for Turbomachinery Manufacturing (ICTM) in Aachen together with 19 renowned industrial partners.

The center will focus on research relating to the repair and manufacturing of turbomachines, and, according to one partner, will be used in part to research 3D printing for turbine manufacture. The industrial partners in the new network include turbine manufacturers as well as corporations and medium-sized companies.

Another company is interested in improving the surface quality of aerospace components made of titanium.

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