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Production Engineering

Research in this field focuses on the following areas:

Research-focused coursework and theses and cooperative doctorates are supervised in all of the above research areas.

Ultra-Precision Technology

Research at the Institute of Precision Machining (KSF) is carried out in the following areas:

  • Research projects on process optimization, grinding, and ultra-precision technology
  • Tool development
  • Machine tool development

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Service Innovation

Research effortson the theme of Service Innovation focus on the systematic development and design of technical services and service components in product service systems. Research projects and activities are as follows:

  • Parameter-based service design in the innovation of product service systems
  • Multidimensional service prototyping
  • Design and description of technical and product support services
  • Planning, methods and representation in Service Engineering
  • Testing of services
  • Service quality
  • Service features of industry 4.0 and smart services
  • Transformation from sales of goods to services
  • New business models in product service systems

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Materials Science

The core area of materials science deals with material properties optimization, component layout, and damage science. The focus is on metallic as well as ceramic and polymer materials used in the metal and electronics industries but also in medical engineering. Research priorities focus on materials development and related manufacturing processes. Activities include:

  • The production of functional surfaces
  • Metallography and damage science
  • Materials testing and analysis (REM, EDX, US, x-ray diffractometry, dilatometry, x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, viscosity analysis)
  • Materials development
  • Biomedical materials
  • Simulation and thermodynamic calculations

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