Teaching at WZL

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The main task of the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) as a university institute is the practice-oriented training of highly qualified young engineers. The knowledge gained from the research projects flows directly into teaching, which is thus always kept up to date. As one of the largest European universities, the RWTH offers an excellent environment for comprehensive and interdisciplinary studies.

Core Areas of the Chairs

Chair of Production Metrology and Quality Management:

  • development and optimization of measurement methods and instruments
  • production-integrated measuring technology
  • machine-oriented quality control loops
  • quality management systems
  • knowledge, innovation and improvement management
  • methods and computer support of quality management

Chair of Manufacturing Technology:

  • basics of manufacturing processes
  • process investigations of the individual manufacturing processes
  • process monitoring
  • process simulation
  • environmentally friendly technologies

Chair of Production Systems:

  • integrated product and process design
  • cooperative value creation
  • enterprise modeling
  • factory planning
  • order processing
  • system selection

Chair of Machine Tools:

  • calculation and optimization of machine tools and handling systems as well as their components
  • 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
  • gear technology and gear cutting machines