Portrait Prof. Brecher © Copyright: WZL/Krentz

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.


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The Departments of the Chair

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Automation and Control

The Automation and Control Department deals with issues relating to digitalization. The aim of the research, which is closely oriented to industrial needs, is to validate the results on real plants.


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Machine Data Analytics

Competences from the drive technology and CAD-CAM-NC chain are combined here with the modelling of production plants. The aim is the interdisciplinary development of concepts and solutions for the feedback and analysis of machine data.


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Gear Technology

The Gear Technology combines the research areas Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology. The research topics relate to gear manufacturing, gear inspection and the simulation of gear transmissions and manufacturing processes.

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