Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology


FOTEC provides research, development and engineering capabilities in additive manufacturing, IT services and propulsion systems. It operates as an research subsiduary of the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt. The research is focused on additive manufacturing, in-line process monitoring, electro-chemical polishing, chemical and electrical propulsion and AR/VR applications.

Technologies and competences

AM materials: Ti6Al4V, AlSi10Mg, Maraging steel 1.2709, Nickel alloy HX and PH17-4 stainless steel; AM processes: Filament-based printing (FDM - Polymer), selective laser melting (SLM - Metal), selective laser sintering (SLS - Polymer) and lithography-based metal manufacturing (LMM - Metal, Incus system); Propulsion: TVAC chambers, chemprop test facility; Testing: Shock and random vibration, SEM;

Fields of Activity Research Development Production
Aircraft (complete)      
Aircraft structures and parts      
Cabin interiors and furnishing (incl. cargo hold)      
Materials and manufacturing technologies
Cockpit equipment and aircraft electronics      
Air traffic infrastructure and air traffic control applications      
Ground test and training equipment      
Airport infrastructure      

Products and services in aviation

  • Engineering and additive manufacturing of metal and polymer components
  • Automatic surface finishing using the Hirtisation process
  • CAD design, topology optimization and FEM analysis
  • Augmented and virtual reality applications

FOTEC Forschungs- und Technologietransfer GmbH

Viktor-Kaplan-Strasse 2
2700 Wiener Neustadt, Austria
+43 2622 90333-202


Markus Hatzenbichler

Economic data

Employees 10 - 50
Turnover 1 - 5 M€
Export quota aviation 0 %
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Last update: 2021-06-18