Located in Dayton, Ohio, IAP Research provides research, development and engineering consulting services. Founded in 1981, it specializes in electromagnetic metal forming, magnetic pressing of metal and ceramic powders and power electronics, power distribution systems and power supplies. Additionally, its specialization includes innovative electrical and mechanical engineering solutions. IAP Research s partners include ALCOA Wheel Products International, Advanced Technology Program, the Lockheed-Martin Corporation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. IAP Research has a collection of patented technologies to eliminate problems associated with heating powder metals before pressing and to form aluminum sheet into shapes.