Industrial support association

The foundation is a union of organizations with a serious or general interest in technology and technical-industrial topics, industrial and commercial enterprises and individuals. The foundation contributes to the maintenance of all facilities in the Extrusion Research and Development Center and promotes the training of a qualified new generation of professionals in the area of extrusion. Based on the initiation of the Extrusion Special Committee of the German Society for Material Science Inc. (DGM), a foundation was created in 1986. Today almost all extrusion enterprises in Germany and German-speaking countries are members of the foundation.

German Society for Material Research
This technical-scientific society in Berlin has been active in the area of material science and material technology since 1919. This communication forum for various interest groups between government and industry supports the network between theory and practice.

The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC)
The Aluminum Extruders Council (AEC) is an international professional association promoting extruded aluminum profiles and products. The network for manufacturers, engineers and architects informs its members about new technologies and trends within the branch.

Institute for Virtual Production (IVP)
The IVP is an institute within the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Process Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. The central research focus is on virtual process modelling, material data evaluation, tribology, innovative forming processes as well as adaptive process control.

Research Center Extrusion
The Research Center Extrusion is located at the Technical University in Berlin and is involved with process development, material flow analysis, the optimization and automatization of extrusion processes as well as the carrying out of experimental services.