Setting up the "Foundry" branch of study
Dedication of the casting laboratory. First foundry colloquium in Aachen.
Due to war incidents, the institute is relocated, at first to Roetgen / Lammersdorf, to the Junker Werke, afterwards to the Concordia Hütte near Koblenz, eventually to the Bergakademie Clausthal.
Construction of the institute building Intzestraße 5
Call of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Patterson to the "Department of Overall Comprehensive Foundry ScienceFounding"
Setting up the area of teaching and research "Foundry Science", Prof. Dr.-Ing. Siegfried Engler
Setting up the field of teaching and research "Moulding Materials and Foundry Machines", Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Boenisch
Prof. Dr.-Ing. W. Patterson is given emeritus status.
Call of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter R. Sahm as his successor.
Formation of the "Aachener Centrum für Erstarrung und Schwerelosigkeit" (Aachen Center for Solidification in Space) - ACCESS e.V.
Founding of the MAGMA GmbH as a spin-off for the marketing of the findings of "Numerical Simulation of Casting and Soldification Processes"
Prof. Dr.-Ing. D. Boenisch is given emeritus status.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. S. Engler is given emeritus status.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. P. R. Sahm is given emeritus status and remains as the director of the institute until 2002.
Call of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Bührig-Polaczek as the successor of Prof. Sahm.
Establishment of the Heisenberg professorship "Corrosion and Corrosion Protection" represented by Prof. Dr.-Ing . Daniela Zander
For further details on the historical background of the institute, please refer to the adjoining commemorative publication on the occasion of Eugen Piwowarsky's birthday.