Chair for Foundry Science and Foundry Institute

Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. A. Bührig-Polaczek
Section of Metallurgy and Material Sience

Chair for Corrosion and Corrosion Protection
Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. D. Zander
Section of Metallurgy and Material Science

As research and educational institute, the Foundry Institute at the RWTH Aachen University is a global leader in its field. Three main strands have contributed to the Institute´s well-founded reputation for excellence. Firstly, the way research and education are brought together at the Institute. Secondly, the width of topics researched. Thirdly, the Institute´s close and fruitful partnership with the world of industry and business. The Institute offers its engineering students a thorough grounding, not only in the theoretical, but also the hands-on aspects of casting technology.

Research at the Institute focuses on the basic principles of metallurgy, solidification, production technology, casting materials and processes. A further focus is the identification of solutions to application-based tasks in the field of casting technology.

The specialist team at the Foundry Institute, enjoying the benefits of state-of-the-art facilities, is able to look back on a long and successful career as a reliable partner for industry in the field of development. The story has been one of expertise and excellence.

This very effective bringing together of theory and practice will sustain the ongoing transfer of expertise to the development and optimisation of materials and processes. Today, as a member in the cluster of excellence "Integrative production technology for high-wage countries", the Foundry Institute is helping to shape the production technology of tomorrow.

An internationally facing organisation, focussed on strategic areas of research and partnership, the Foundry Institute can be sure of sustaining the standards of quality and competence hitherto achieved.