Material technology and material application in Aachen

IWT-Solutions AG – your steel experts

To verify component safety and durability we use modern fracture mechanic approaches combined with material engineering. We analyse damages and find solutions. We advise you in finding the best material for your requirements. We are convinced this is best achieved in a close cooperation with our clients.

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    Cracks in steel or cast iron? We provide security and planning scope.

    We can help you…

    … if cracks or imperfections occur in steel and cast parts, which limit the scope of planning and safety.

    Damage analysis, damage appraisals and damage control

    We can help you…

    … with finding the cause of damage in buildings and machines

    Cost optimisation for steel use, material optimisation

    We can help you…

    • … if you are thinking about innovative steel use.
    • … if steel is the central material (cost bearer) for your products and you are looking for optimization options for use.
    • if you want to improve your material specifications in-house.

    In dealing with normative requirements.

    We can help you…

    • … if plates, profiles/shapes/sections, pipes etc. or welded connections do not meet normative requirements.
    • … if you use steels in regulated areas that are not covered by a standard approved by the building authorities (e.g. mechanical steels in steel construction).

    We advise you on restructuring steel structures and life extension of steel structures

    We can help you…

    • … if there is uncertainty about the mechanical properties, brittle fracture resistance and welding possibilities of old or historic steel structures.
    • … if the service life of steel structures is to be extended.

    Optimized use of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels

    We can help you…

    … if you are looking for high-strength to ultra-high-strength steels for use in lightweight steel construction.

    Retrofitting of steel structures for low-temperature applications

    We can help you…

    • … if steel and cast iron structures need to be reinforced for lower temperatures and higher loads.
    • … if you are looking for steel suitable for low-temperature applications and that needs to be qualified.

    Training in steel and fracture mechanics

    We can help you…

    … if you and your employees would like to deepen your internal know-how about steel and its various properties.

    In the heart of the city of Aachen

    close to the city centre and Aachen’s universities

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    Solution-oriented and strategical


    We develop a solution-oriented procedure to poof safety, suitabilty for use and service life of both complex as well as highly stressed components. We do this is two steps:


    With the first step, decisions can be made for a speedy solution.


    In a second step, we use detailed analysis procedures to determine sustainable, viable and practical concepts for your problem.