Institute of Applied Powder Metallurgy and Ceramics at RWTH Aachen e. V.


IWM-IAPK-Kolloquium 2023

Sinter-based additive manufacturing

The Institute for Materials Applications in Mechanical Engineering (IWM) at RWTH Aachen University and the Institute of Applied Powder Metallurgy and Ceramics at RWTH Aachen e.V. (IAPK) invite you to next year's colloquium of the institute network under the title "Sinter-based additive manufacturing". On 23th March 2023, nine interesting lectures on current research topics from science and industry await you in Aachen. The spectrum will range from classic structural ceramics to ceramic composites, hard metals and tool steels.

You can obtain information and register by e-mail or by telephone (+49 241 80-95534)

IWM-IAPK-Kolloquium 2022

Design and construction with hard materials

The colloquium of the IWM and IAPK institutes took place again this year. On 20.09.2022, Prof. Christoph Broeckmann, head of both institutes, invited participants to a top-class exchange of knowledge under the title "Design and construction with hard materials".

The event in the halls of TEMA in Aachen attracted around 50 participants from all over Germany to Aachen. The speakers and listeners listened to a total of nine interesting contributions on current research topics from science and industry. The extensive range of topics spanned topics such as classical structural ceramics, ceramic composites and hard metals, and tool steels program booklet (in German).

Among the speakers were also several colleagues from IWM sharing their progress and findings of current work, thus contributing to an informative and knowledgeable day.

Last year's successful colloquium could thus be realized in exactly the same way in 2022 and was very well received and appreciated by those present.

IWM - IAPK - Kolloquium 2021

"Additive Fertigung harter Werkstoffe"

On 23 September 2021, the IWM-IAPK Colloquium could finally take place in Aachen. Under the title "Additive Manufacturing of Hard Materials", numerous top-class speakers gave lectures and invited discussions on the topic. The event attracted over 60 participants from industry to Aachen. Among the programme items was the tribute to Prof. Horst Maier (founder and honorary member of the IAPK, formerly IPAK). On the occasion of his 80th birthday, which he celebrated this year, Prof. Broeckmann and Mrs. Scharrer (Göller Verlag) presented him with a special edition of the CFI (Ceramic Forum International), featuring articles by his former doctoral students. The event, which was delayed by the Covid situation and could finally take place in person, was a complete success and inspired all those present. The personal exchange and the debates stimulated by the lectures were particularly enjoyed.