The Chair of Machine Tools at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Brecher works and researches on the calculation and optimization of machine tools and handling systems and their components. In four research areas are the machine technology, automation technology, machine data analysis and gear technology. The aim is the application-oriented research taking into account the needs of manufacturers and users.
Further core topics of the chair are the metrological investigation and evaluation of production systems, drive technology, NC, RC and SPS controls, process monitoring and machine diagnosis, human-machine interaction, control technology and automation.