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. The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering is headed by four professors: Christian Brecher, Fritz Klocke, Robert Schmitt and Günther Schuh.


Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium (AWK)

„Internet of Production for Agile Enterprises“

At the Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium (AWK) 2017 from May 19nd to 19rd more than 1.000 experts from all over the world will discuss how we develop the “Internet of Production” as key part of the Industry 4.0 together with other experts from science and industry. More information at our website.


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)

Manfred-Weck Haus
Steinbachstr. 19
D-52074 Aachen (Arrival instruction)

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