Our Performance Profile

Who are we?

In the field of the material technology of non-ferrous metals, their production and processing the Open Innovation Research Cluster AMAP has been established by a group of ten industrial companies and four university institutes of RWTH Aachen. The cooperation concentrates on materials of non-ferrous metals, at the beginning especially on those on aluminium base.

Currently there are working 14 industrial companies and six institutes of RWTH Aachen University at the AMAP Research Cluster.

What do we do?

Content-sharing, organisationally structured, spatially concentrated and interdisciplinary cooperation of industry and university institutes on current problems in the fields of non-ferrous metals with the same main research topics in the sense of the Open Innovation Idea.

What do we offer?

  • Promotion of cooperation and innovation
  • Strengthening the know-how setup in the market segment
  • Generation of new ideas
  • Open Innovation strategy with partnerships on all levels
  • Access to young engineers
  • Using of synergy effects
  • Flexibility in the working method
  • Practice-orientation through spatial proximity of research and industry
  • Fast integration of current research results


AMAP@33rd ASK Umformtechnik in Aachen (28-29 March 2019 at EUROGRESS Aachen)

You will find the R&D Research Cluster AMAP at the trade exhibition - stand no. 09 in the foyer.

A lecture "Corrosion Related Design of Metallic Materials - Challenges and Approaches" from the Chair of Corrosion and Corrosion Protection of RWTH Aachen University is planned for Thursday - March...

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New associated member of the R&D-cluster AMAP: Toyota Motor Europe

We are pleased to welcome a new partner. Since June 2018 “Toyota Motor Europe” is an associated company member of the R&D-cluster AMAP.

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Aluminium trumps in Lightweight Construction

created by Gerd Krause, Mediakonzept, Düsseldorf |

AMAP FORUM 2018: As an engineering material, aluminium is inseparably connected to lightweight automotive design. At the AMAP FORUM on 19th of April 2018 in Aachen, scientific and industry experts demonstrated clearly that the development is not standing still and that the lightweight potential of...

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