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.




Südwestmetall Südwestmetall
Sina Peukert Receives Südwestmetall Award

Once again, the wbk Institute of Production Science of KIT could secure a sponsorship award of the employers' association Südwestmetall.

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Prof. Lanza Jan Ladwig
Prof. Gisela Lanza Member of Leopoldina

The National Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, has elected Prof. Gisela Lanza, head of the wbk Institute of Production Science of KIT, as a member.

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Forschungsfabrik KIT
Opening Ceremony Karlsruher Forschungsfabrik

Opening ceremony of the Karlsruher Forschungsfabrik in the presence of Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann, Minister Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, and Minister Theresia Bauer. 

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