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


IWM-IAPK-Kolloquium 2022

The Institute for Materials Applications in Mechanical Engineering (IWM) at RWTH Aachen University and the Institute for 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 "Design and construction with hard materials". On 20th September 2022, ten 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.

In a comprehensive overview lecture, Professor R. Danzer will introduce design with ceramics, taking strength and fracture statistics into account, before practical examples of dental ceramics and ceramic valves follow. Special features in the production and design of composites will be addressed in lectures on ceramic-metal brazing composites by Alumina Systems and tungsten fibre-reinforced tungsten materials by Dr. J. W. Coenen. Factors influencing the deformation & fatigue behaviour of WC-Co carbides as well as their strength in the additively manufactured material variant will be discussed by Dr. Klünsner and Ms. S. Fries. Mr. L. Scholl will report on the design of high-strength tools made of tool steel under multi-axial cyclic loading. Finally, anyone who would like to can take advantage of a tour of the institute at the IAPK/IWM for a joint exchange. Further information please refer to the program (in German).

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

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.