IPU was established at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 1956 as a financially and administratively independent organisation with the objective to serve the industry with expert services in the development of products, materials, processes, manufacturing systems, organisation and management.
IPU operates on commercial terms, receiving no government subsidies and paying for accommodation in the university campus. The company, which employs 56 peoples, offers professional development assistance to industrial companies and research organisations in both the public and private sector.
The IPU Section for Manufacturing has a reputation for cutting edge research in the field of forging/forming and surface finishing technology. IPU has carried out process analysis and optimisation for a large number of national and international cold forging companies.
For the last 15 years IPU has been engaged in FE-modeling, micro-forming, materials testing, interface conditions and precision forging.