The Institute For Production Engineering WZL
Modern Production Engineering Through Applied Research


Modern production engineering through applied research at the WZLAcross 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 eight 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.

The institute directors of the WZL

f.l.t.r.: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schmitt (production metrology and quality management)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing E.h. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Fritz Klocke (manufacturing technology, gear technology)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Günther Schuh (production systems, production management)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher (machine tools, cluster of excellence, gear technology, assembly technology)