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
Dr.-Ing. Michael Gerstenmeyer


Precision Machining

Gear Engineering

Additive Manufacturing

  • Turning, drilling, milling
  • Stream Finishing
  • Combined processes for process chain consolidation
  • µ laser ablation und µ milling
  • Simulation of manufacturing processes (chip formation, cooling strategies, particle flow)
  • Surface Engineering: Load-adapted adjustment of surface layer conditions through optimized process control



  • Soft- and hard machining for skiving
  • Whirling and special processes for thread production and polygonal manufacturing
  • Control of the process chain during broaching
  • Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF)
  • Lithography-based Ceramic Manufacturing (LCM)
  • Development of metal powders for high-performance components
  • Chipping and mechanical surface treatment of additive manufactured parts
    Multi-material processing
Contact: Dr.-Ing. Michael Gerstenmeyer Contact: M.Sc. Andreas Hilligardt  Contact: Dr.-Ing. Frederik Zanger


Research Projects

CoPoT Connected Power Tools
Innovations- und Technologiepartnerschaften für die Mensch-Technik-Interaktion: Intelligente, vernetzte Gegenstände für den Alltag
Marcus Rosen, M.Sc.
Dr.-Ing. Frederik Zanger
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Volker Schulze
01.08.2019 -
Innovationscampus Mobility of the Future
Hochkomplexe elektrisch isolierende Keramikbauteile mit innenliegenden stromführenden Leiterbahnen
Marcus Rosen, M.Sc.
Dr.-Ing. Frederik Zanger
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Volker Schulze
01.07.2019 -
Optimiertes Taumelfräsen zur Steigerung der Prozesseffizienz und Bearbeitungsqualität bei der FVK-Bearbeitung
Jannis Langer, M.Sc.
01.06.2019 -
DFG SPP 2086: Oberflächenkonditionierung in der Zerspanung
Prozessintegrierte Softsensorik zur Oberflächenkonditionierung beim Außenlängsdrehen von 42CrMo4
M.Sc. Benedict Stampfer
01.07.2018 -
Process modelling Stream Finishing
Cooperation project between OTEC Präzisionsfinish GmbH and the wbk
M.Sc. Patrick Neuenfeldt
01.07.2018 -
DFG SPP 2086: Oberflächenkonditionierung in der Zerspanung
Verschleißkompensierende Einstellung von nanokristallinen Randschichtzuständen mittels ortsaufgelöster Temperatur- und Verschleißmessung
M.Sc. Germán González
01.06.2018 -
DFG 62-1 StreamFinishing
Fertigung optimierter technischer Oberflächen durch eine Verfahr
M.Sc. Jan Philipp
01.05.2018 -
Think Tank
Der Think-Tank soll den effizienten Umgang mit Ressourcen in der Produktion antreiben.
M.Sc. Jannis Langer
01.01.2018 -
DFG GRK 2078: International Research Training Group CoDiCoFRP
Integrierte Entwicklung kontinuierlich-diskontinuierlich langfaserverstärkter Polymerstrukturen
M.Sc. Jannis Langer
01.04.2015 -
Simulationsgestützte Analyse eines in den Zerspanungsprozess integrierten Oberflächenverfestigungsverfahrens zur gezielten Erzeugung nanokristalliner Randschichten
Dr.-Ing. Michael Gerstenmeyer
01.08.2013 -