Top-level Research up Close – Hybrid Visit to the WZL of RWTH Aachen and Fraunhofer IPT Institutes

This year, for the first time, the hybrid event format of the 30th Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium offers you the opportunity to get to know the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT both on site and digitally.

Guided Tours On-site and 3D Tours – Thematically Guided Tours to Selected Test Benches on the Shoop Floor as well as an Individual Digital Exploration of WZL, Fraunhofer IPT and partners

Digitalization, individualization, electrification in the context of sustainable production? Or rather Industry 4.0, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and 5G? For the first time, visitors to AWK’21 will get a sorted, compact and balanced overview of the research topics that really interest them, with both, the AWK thematically Guided Tours and the option of a digital immersive Institute Tour.Digitalization, Individualization, Electrification in the context of Sustainable Production? Or rather Industry 4.0, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and 5G? For the first time visitors to AWK’21 who want to find out more about these and other topics will receive a sorted, compact and balanced overview of the main research areas that really interest them, both with the AWK Guided Tours and the option of a digital immersive Institute Tour.

The AWK Guided Tours connect the visions presented in the lectures with the future already realized at our demonstrators. Focused pitches from trained and experienced experts at selected test benches and demonstrators provide a perfect introduction to apply the potentials and challenges to your own production and business models within in-depth discussions. Where it is possible, the Guided Tours also integrate theme-related offers and solutions from our industrial exhibitors. In this way, we offer our visitors innovative solutions and also a practical and future-oriented network. Furthermore, this year’s AWK offers you, for the first time, the opportunity to individually explore the machine halls, test beds, research activities and networks of the WZL, Fraunhofer IPT and its partners through a digital 3D Tour and to get in touch with the respective contact persons if you need further information.

Overview of the Guided Tours

The Fraunhofer IPT combines knowledge and experience from all areas of production technology. Located in Aachen, we offer customers and partners applied research and development for networked, adaptive production. We do not only understand production in its individual steps, but also con-sider the entirety of the processes and the interconnections among various elements of the process chain. Our range of services is oriented towards the current challenges of specific industries, technologies and product areas such as tool and mold making, the optical industry, turbomachinery manufacturing, life sciences engineering and lightweight production technology.

 

For more than 100 years, the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) at RWTH Aachen University has been renowned for pioneering research and successful innovations in the field of production technology worldwide. Led by the four professors Thomas Bergs, Christian Brecher, Robert Schmitt and Günther Schuh, the WZL conducts research on the sustainable design of production in high-wage countries within six areas: production technology, machine tools, production systems, transmission technology, production metrology and quality management. In cooperation with industry partners from various sectors, the WZL develops solutions for a broad range of production related topics in publicly funded as well as bilateral projects.

WEBSITE IPT
HOW TO FIND IPT
WEBSITE WZL
HOW TO FIND WZL

The Fraunhofer IPT combines knowledge and experience from all areas of production technology. Located in Aachen, we offer customers and partners applied research and development for networked, adaptive production. We do not only understand production in its individual steps, but also con-sider the entirety of the processes and the interconnections among various elements of the process chain. Our range of services is oriented towards the current challenges of specific industries, technologies and product areas such as tool and mold making, the optical industry, turbomachinery manufacturing, life sciences engineering and lightweight production technology.

 

WEBSITE IPT
HOW TO FIND IPT

The Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University has stood worldwide for more than 100 years for future-oriented research and successful innovations in the field of production technology. Under the leadership of four professors Thomas Bergs, Christian Brecher, Robert Schmitt und Günther Schuh, the WZL is conducting research in the areas – production technology, machine tools, production systems, transmission technology, production metrology and quality management – on the future-oriented design of production in high-wage countries. Together with industry partners from various sec-tors, the WZL develops solutions for a wide variety of production scenarios in both publicly funded and bilateral projects. These activities are being consolidated on the RWTH Aachen Campus in the Cluster Production Engineering.

WEBSITE WZL
HOW TO FIND WZL