About us

WZL professors Copyright: WZL/Krentz

The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University enhances the innovative strength and competitiveness of the industry with trend-setting basic research, applied research and the associated consulting and implementation projects in the field of production technology. In six research fields practical solutions for rationalizing production are developed with industrial partners from a broad range of branches.

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History of the institute

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For more than 100 years, the WZL Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering at RWTH Aachen University has been synonymous worldwide with pioneering research and successful innovations in the field of production technology. Learn more about the history of our institute.


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Machine park

Machine hall Rotter Bruch Copyright: WZL/Winandy

The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) at RWTH Aachen University has a large number of machines at its four chairs and various locations. A selection of pictures of our machines and their technical specifications can be found here.

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