Fields of research of wbk

Manufacturing and Materials Technology

Machines, Equipment and Process Automation

Production Systems

Manufacturing processes from additive manufacturing to machining: research and development on process and tool design, surface engineering, simulation of manufacturing processes as well as analysis and optimization of process chains.


Development and research of self-learning machines, holistic automation solutions and intelligent handling systems for innovative production processes in the fields of machine tools, electric mobility, hybrid lightweight structures and additive manufacturing.


Planning, evaluating and controlling the effects of tomorrow's production - from the global, shock-robust network to the breathing factory with highly productive production facilities and innovative business models to quality assurance of immature processes – are the goals of the field Production System.




Optimizing industrial production with AI

In the Karlsruhe research factory, processes that are still immature are to be made usable more quickly with the help of artificial intelligence.

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Sina Peukert from wbk becomes Research Affiliate in CIRP

Team of wbk expands activities with the most important international organization for production engineering.


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