Research field
Machinery and testing facilities


The research group cutting with geometrically undefined cutting edges of the WZL possesses comprehensive and modern machinery to meet the requirements of the research as well as of the industrial user. So it is possible to analyse various grinding processes such as flat grinding and profile grinding as well as external cylindrical grinding, between centres and centreless, internal cylindrical grinding and non cylindrical grinding. Equipped with sensor technology to monitor forces, grinding power, acceleration and solid-borne sound a substantial recording of process data and evaluation is possible. This enables to successfully process fundamental research activities as well as individually applied analyses.
For a comprehensive characterisation of grinding wheels and to research cutting mechanisms a large number of different test facilities is available.

Main topics:

  • Speed stroke grinding
  • Flat and profile grinding
  • Centreless external cylindrical grinding
  • External cylindrical grinding
  • Tool grinding 5 axis machining

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Do you have questions concerning this research area?

Your contact:

M.Sc. M.Sc. Christian Wirtz
Tel.: +49 241 80-27367, Fax: +49 241 80-22293

Dr.-Ing. Richard Brocker
Tel.: +49 241 80-27372, Fax: +49 241 80-22293

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