Our Performance Profile

Who are we?

  • Currently 13 industrial companies and 6 institutes of the RWTH Aachen University are involved in the Aluminium Cluster AMAP.

  • The partners involved in the Aluminium Cluster AMAP agree on a pre-competitive objective as an essential pre-condition for  successful, sustainable project work.

  • The project staff from industry and university work actively, across disciplines and in an interdisciplinary structure at a physical location in Aachen.

What do we do?

  • Holistic research approach along the entire value chain "From raw material to component" for "Innovations in aluminium" as the basis for sustainable benefits for our partners.

  • Basic research and practice-orientated R&D for the material aluminium and its alloys and implementation in innovative process technologies.

  • Projects are initiated and realised through interdisciplinary, pre-competitive cooperation between companies of the aluminium industry, institutes of RWTH Aachen University and end users in known or new fields of application.

  • Promotion of R&D networking through various constellations of cooperation in consortia.

What do we offer?

  • Promotion of cooperation, innovation and expertise development based on an open partnership across organisational levels.

  • Generation of innovative ideas and joint implementation of project results in defined working areas.

  • Win-win situation and synergy effects through practice-oriented cooperation between industrial departments and RWTH Aachen University institutes.

  • Access and promotion of young talents

  • Colloquia, workshops and an AMAP FORUM for interested parties.

Areas of Expertise

Latest News

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AMAP FORUM 2021 goes Digital


AMAP FORUM 2021 goes Digital We will organise the AMAP FORUM as a web conference in order to ensure the best possible protection against the COVID 19 virus in early 2021. The programmes on 28 and 29 April 2021 are structured around the material aluminium according to focal topics and will provide an insight into AMAP's R&D activities.

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Upcoming Colloquia


Cancellation of all "AMAP COLLOQUIA" for 2020/2021

Due to the actual developments concerning the Coronavirus-situation and the resulting travel restrictions, we have decided in the interest and for the protection of the participants to cancel all lectures of the „AMAP Colloquium“ until further notice for 2020. We will inform you about new dates in advance and invite you as usual to the respective lecture topics. We hope you will accept our decision. For any additional questions, please contact us directly.

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New cooperation partner


With the Institute for Automotive Engineering - RWTH Aachen University (ika), we officially welcome a new cooperation partner and thank the colleagues from ika for the trust they have placed in us in the preliminary stages.

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ALVANCE Aluminium Duffel BV


ALVANCE Aluminium Duffel BV has been a new full member of the AMAP-Cluster since the beginning of October 2020. We wish a successful and innovative cooperation to the benefit of all partner-companies and -institutes.

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