The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a recognised non-profit organisation undertaking applied research that drives economic development and serves the wider benefit of society. At present, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft maintains 59 Fraunhofer Institutes in Germany. The aim of the Fraunhofer IPT is to develop new and to optimise existing solutions through practice-oriented research and development for clients in modern production industries. The Fraunhofer IPT transfers the results of this R&D directly into practice in client companies, which come from a wide range of industries. Aviation is one of the most important and challenging business units where Fraunhofer IPT is engaged in the manufacture and maintenance of high-performance aeronautical components.
Fraunhofer IPT investigates laser-assisted metal spinning of Ni-based alloy IN 718 contributing to innovative forming processes for hot section structures.