Process Analysis in Manufacturing Technology

Key Info

Basic Information

Bachelor, Master
Organizational Unit:
Chair of Manufacturing Technology
Dr.-Ing. Guido Wirtz

Further Information


The lecture imparts knowledge about the use of measurement technology for the analysis of manufacturing processes. The structure of the course includes a basic part and numerous case studies. The basics include the presentation of a selection of technical sensors, their physical functionality as well as the structure of measuring chains and signal processing possibilities. In the case studies, possibilities for the analysis of the processes turning, drilling, milling, grinding, powder metallurgy, laser material processing, forming/cutting and spark erosion are shown.

The central questions are:
How can the process behavior be described?
Which measuring system is suitable?
How can the measuring system be integrated into the process?
How can the measured signals be processed and interpreted?

Process monitoring plays a key role as well. Process monitoring is a quantifying approach to process analysis. It includes the targeted observation of processes through the integration of measurement systems, on the basis of which the current process can be identified and analyzed. Through active participation in lectures and exercises, students learn to apply measurement technology as an integral part of modern production processes.




Lecture topics

  • Introduction to process analysis
  • Technical Sensors
  • Measuring chain
  • Signal processing
  • Turning
  • Drilling
  • Milling
  • Laser material processing
  • Powder Metallurgy
  • Grinding
  • Forming
  • abrasive manufacturing processes