DAP’s spin-off companies

Corporate Spin-Offs 


Laser Melting Innovations GmbH & Co. KG


Laser Melting Innovations („LMI“) is a company based in Aachen that has dedicated itself to significantly simplify the access to metal 3d-printing. Their aim is to provide companies with access to 3d-metal-printing technology regardless of their size and or the sector they are active in.

LMI was found in 2017 as a spin-off by the Fraunhofer ILT and the Aachener Zentrum für 3D Druck to transform a newly developed “low-cost Laser Powder Bed Fusion System” into a industry friendly machine.

With more than 20 years of experience in additive manufacturing, their team possess profound expertise in the installation and process engineering as well as training & consulting. Their diverse competence builds the base that allows them to regularly challenge the status quo and to set new standards.





HPL Technologies GmbH (WECODUR)

The objective and orientation of HPL Technologies is the industrial marketing of the WECODUR coating system through, among other things, coating system development, prototype production, production and application know-how, manufacture of production equipment and components as well as support in the ongoing production process.

They are the reliable and efficient partner for customers in the market introduction of the WECODUR coating system. The HPL Technologies company combines the expertise of the cooperation partners in the WECODUR process chain: technology development, mechanical and plant engineering and automation technology.

The technological principles of high-speed coating were developed at RWTH Aachen University and by the Fraunhofer ILT. HPL will continue to work closely with these partners on the further development of the coating systems in the future.