Welcome to WZL
Across 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 six 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. These activities are being intensified on the RWTH Aachen Campus in the Production Engineering Cluster. The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering is headed by four professors: Thomas Bergs, Christian Brecher, Robert Schmitt and Günther Schuh.
Cluster of Excellence
Internet of Production
As the basis for the transfer of Aachen production technology into the age of the fourth industrial revolution, the next important milestone for the further creation of application-oriented and innovative solutions in the field of production technology is now on the agenda of the new Cluster. The IoP offers real-time, secure information availability of all relevant data at any time, at any place and is regarded as the core of industry 4.0. In this way, the IoP paves the way for a new era of production. More...