Manufacturing and Materials Technology (FWT)

Motivation and aim

Product design is one of the core fields of engineering. As component properties are considerably influenced by manufacturing processes, there is an increasing need to take an interdisciplinary approach to this task, drawing on product design, production and materials technology. The design process must be geared towards these properties, which are influenced by individual machining steps throughout the whole process from raw materials or semi-finished products through to the finished product itself. Since these processes are highly developed, the challenges in this field mainly fall within the scope of production engineering research. The main focus of Manufacturing and Materials Technology is the development and optimisation of processes and process chains in manufacturing and materials technology including production-related component properties. To cover all aspects, Manufacturing and Materials Technology is subdivided into the three fields of expertise.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Volker Schulze


Precision Machining

Gear Engineering

Additive Manufacturing

  • Turning

  • Drilling

  • Milling

  • Stream Finishing

  • Combined processes for process chain consolidation

  • Simulation of manufacturing processes (chip formation, cooling strategies, particle flow)

  • Software-based process design and control

  • Targeted setting of surface layer states




  • Soft- and hard machining for skiving

  • Whirling and special processes for thread production and polygonal manufacturing

  • Special kinematics for precision gearing

  • Simulative tool design

  • Analysis of local parameters and mechanisms

  • Topography and component quality prognosis and optimization


  • Powder Bed Fusion (PBF)

  • Vat Photopolymerization (VPP)

  • Hybrid components through material and process hybridization

  • Development of metal powders and slurries (ceramics, magnets)

  • Digitization of additive manufacturing process chains

  • Process simulation on different scales

  • In-situ-microstructure adjustment

  • Post-processing to set component properties

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Research Projects

Development of patient-specific additively manufactured mandibular implants with biotechnology-inspired functional lattice structures
Nico Ulff, M.Sc.
Dr.-Ing. Frederik Zanger
15.08.2022 -
Additive manufacturing of sonotrodes for ultrasound technology and functional integration of cooling channels
M.Sc. Kai Drechsel
01.02.2022 -
Cooling channels in the additively manufactured grooving tool
Patrick Fischmann, M.Sc.
01.02.2022 -
AddPEM - Additive manufacturing of graded flow structures for po
Additive manufacturing of graded flow structures for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells.
M.Eng. Victor Lubkowitz
M.Sc. Maximilian Frey
01.01.2022 -
ADDSUB - Combination of additive and subtractive laser processes
Combination of additive and subtractive laser processes for the production of components of novel electric drives.
M.Eng. Victor Lubkowitz
01.07.2021 -
ICM Junior Research Group Advanced Manufacturing
A versatile and universally applicable manufacturing technology for the development of mobility solutions for tomorrow and for production technology itself.
Steffen Kramer, M.Sc.
Dr.-Ing. Frederik Zanger
01.10.2020 -
CoPoT Connected Power Tools
Innovation and technology platforms for human-technology interaction: smart, connected devices for everyday life
Marcus Rosen, M.Sc.
Dr.-Ing. Frederik Zanger
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Volker Schulze
01.08.2019 -
Optimiertes Taumelfräsen zur Steigerung der Prozesseffizienz und Bearbeitungsqualität bei der FVK-Bearbeitung
Jannis Langer, M.Sc.
01.06.2019 -
Design of high-performance tool steel metal powders for Laser Additive Manufacturing
M. SC_Manuela_Neuenfeldt
01.04.2019 -
DFG SPP 2086: Oberflächenkonditionierung in der Zerspanung
Prozessintegrierte Softsensorik zur Oberflächenkonditionierung beim Außenlängsdrehen von 42CrMo4
Benedict Stampfer, M. Sc.
01.07.2018 -
Process modelling Stream Finishing
Cooperation project between OTEC Präzisionsfinish GmbH and the wbk
Patrick Neuenfeldt, M. Sc.
01.07.2018 -
DFG SPP 2086: Oberflächenkonditionierung in der Zerspanung
Verschleißkompensierende Einstellung von nanokristallinen Randschichtzuständen mittels ortsaufgelöster Temperatur- und Verschleißmessung
Germán González, M. Sc.
01.06.2018 -
DFG 62-1 StreamFinishing
Fertigung optimierter technischer Oberflächen durch eine Verfahr
Jan Philipp, M. Sc.
01.05.2018 -
Think Tank
Der Think-Tank soll den effizienten Umgang mit Ressourcen in der Produktion antreiben.
Jannis Langer, M.Sc.
01.01.2018 -
DFG GRK 2078: International Research Training Group CoDiCoFRP
Integrierte Entwicklung kontinuierlich-diskontinuierlich langfaserverstärkter Polymerstrukturen
Jannis Langer, M. Sc.
01.04.2015 -
Simulationsgestützte Analyse eines in den Zerspanungsprozess integrierten Oberflächenverfestigungsverfahrens zur gezielten Erzeugung nanokristalliner Randschichten
Dr.-Ing. Michael Gerstenmeyer
01.08.2013 -