Top-level research up close – visit to the WZL and Fraunhofer IPT institutes

During the AWK, you have 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 on site. On both days of the event, we will open the gates for a tour of our various machine halls, test facilities and laboratories. Look behind the scenes and exchange ideas with our employees.

As a highlight, you will have the opportunity to experience in exciting, interactive theme tours how you can use the production data for your company in the future. Since the focus of each tour is on a specific topic, you can select the tours according to your interests.

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