Welcome to WZL

Across the world and for many decades now the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University has stood for successful and forward-thinking research and innovation in the area of production engineering. In six different work areas, research activities not only relate to fundamental theories and findings but also to the application of findings in an industrial context. Furthermore, practical solutions are worked out for the purposes of rationalising production. These activities are being intensified on the RWTH Aachen Campus in the Production Engineering Cluster. The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering is headed by four professors: Christian Brecher, Fritz Klocke, Robert Schmitt and Günther Schuh.


Cluster of Excellence

Integrative Production Technology For High-Wage Countries

In the Cluster of Excellence more than 20 institutes of material and production technology at the RWTH Aachen University do research together on fundamentals of a sustainable production strategy. Aim is to assure the production in High-Wage Countries – and this in the context of the dynamic framework of a world affected by globalisation. More...



Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL)

Production Engineering Cluster, Block 3A & B
Campus-Boulevard 30
D-52074 Aachen (Arrival instruction)

Phone +49 (0) 241 80-27400
Fax +49 (0) 241 80-22293
E-Mail info@wzl.rwth-aachen.de