Girls' Day at WZL
21 schoolgirls, 7 hours of time and lots of questions - under the motto "Insta-production - how you help shape the story of industry" the participants of Girls' Day 2022 spent a day at the WZL and learned about the world of production technology. How do you get from an idea to a finished product? How does 3D printing work? And how do I optimize my production? Questions that were answered for the schoolgirls at the Chair of Production Systems.
The girls had the opportunity to get to know the day-to-day work of the five departments Innovation Management, Corporate Development, Vehicle Production, Factory Planning and Production Management and to work out solutions for the challenges of the manufacturing industry together with our scientific staff.
Here, the 12 to 14-year-olds learned how to get from an idea to a finished product and how product requirements can be specifically derived. In the start-up factory, they learned about additive manufacturing processes and developed an ideal layout for a defined production process as part of factory planning. Finally, at the DFA Demonstrationsfabrik Aachen GmbH, the participants gained an overview of how production can be improved through driverless transport systems, automated ordering processes or accelerated picking.
We are pleased about a successful Girls' Day 2022 and wish the participants every success for their future careers - perhaps in production technology!