The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), founded in 1906, is one of the largest and most productive university institutes of its kind in Europe. With over 600 employees, the institute carries out both basic and applied research projects directly addressing the needs of industry, finding practical solutions for more modern and efficient production. The WZL consists of four departments of which one is the Chair of Manufacturing Technologies. Within the Chair of Manufacturing Technology intensive scientific work was carried out and main focuses are set on the following research topics: machining, grinding, metal forming, process chain design, FEA simulation of work pieces and processes, process and product monitoring and related topics.
Role and Objectives
The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) is responsible for the development of monitoring systems which allow the detection of surface and subsurface damages. By this so called “white layers” shall be prevented in future.
Werkzeugmaschinenlabor der RWTH Aachen WZL