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Institute for Professional Sciences of Metal Technology

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Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr. Matthias Becker

The Institute for Occupational Sciences of Metal Technology researches the competence, qualification and occupational requirements in the occupational fields of metal technology and automotive engineering. Research results are used to design occupational profiles and to further develop vocational teaching/learning processes and are incorporated into didactic concepts for vocational training and teacher training for vocational schools. The range of courses includes vocational didactics and the introduction to vocational scientific research methods for the study of the vocational subject metal technology in the courses of studies Technical Education (B.Sc.) and Teacher Training at Vocational Schools (M.Ed.).

The guiding principle of IBM is a design-oriented and sustainable vocational education and training that is characterised by the design of work, technology and vocational training and their interrelationships.

Institute for Factory Systems and Logistics

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Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Nyhuis

The Institute for Factory Plants and Logistics sees its tasks in the research and application of basic principles of industrial production processes and the teaching of corresponding subjects in the fields of factory planning, production management, production design and industrial science. The range of courses is aimed at students of mechanical engineering, production technology, industrial engineering and management and business administration. The offer is supplemented by public and in-house seminars and workshops on the topics of factory planning, production planning and control, ergonomics and lean production.

Institute for Forming Technology and Forming Machines

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Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd-Arno Behrens

The aim of the research activities of the Institute of Metal Forming Technology and Metal Forming Machines is a holistic view of manufacturing processes of solid and sheet metal forming. Besides machines and tools, topics such as computer-aided design and numerical simulation are also dealt with.

As a practice-oriented institute, the IFUM is concerned not only with basic research but also with the investigation of current problems in forming technology from industry. The IFUM is a committed and competent partner both for the solution of specific problems and for the development of comprehensive concepts.

Institute for Production Engineering and Machine Tools

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Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Berend Denkena

The Institute of Manufacturing Engineering and Machine Tools considers the process chain from metal-cutting production to the development of machine tools and their drives and controls and the organisation of production. The employees investigate the latest manufacturing processes and develop them to practical suitability.

Analytical methods, practical experiments and simulation techniques help to improve the quality and speed of processes and machines.

Institute for Microproduction Technology

Institute Management:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Wurz

The research activities of the Institute of Microproduction Technology focus on the design and production-oriented manufacturing of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) for applications in quantum technology, industrial sensor technology and biomedical technology. The institute's core competencies range from thin-film technology, structuring technology, assembly and interconnection technology, mechanical processing and characterisation of MEMS and MEMS materials to the development of concepts that shorten the time-to-market of high-tech products.

In addition to its research activities, the IMPT is committed to training the engineers of tomorrow with an extensive range of lectures and offers for student work, so that they are equipped for the challenges of the future.

Institute for Transport and Automation Technology

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Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ludger Overmeyer

Driven by intralogistics as a scientific discipline, research at the Institute for Transport and Automation Technology is focused on the field of transport and automation technology. Current topics are, for example, in the areas of energy efficiency, measurement data acquisition and its automated evaluation.

A key technology in automation engineering today is packaging and interconnection technology for the purpose of integrating electronic components in systems and parts, which is why ITA has created a further research focus here.

Institute of Materials Science

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Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Jürgen Maier

Beyond basic research, the Institute of Materials Science is involved in the transfer of current research results into applications and is available to interested companies for services in the fields of materials and process development, testing and consulting.

In addition to research, teaching is another mainstay of the institute, in particular the supervision of students from the study courses mechanical engineering, production and logistics, biomedical engineering, metal technology, mechatronics and industrial engineering.

Institute for Assembly Technology and Industrial Robotics

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Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Annika Raatz

The Institute for Assembly Technology and Industrial Robotics deals with concepts and components of handling and assembly technology. The focus is on flexible (partially) automated assembly technologies using robots. Research focuses on the development and use of collaborative robots (soft robotics), gripping techniques for fragile or flexible components, the development of new kinematic structures and precision assembly.

Institute for Plastics and Recycling Technology

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Head of the institute:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Josef Endres

In its research work, the Institute of Polymer and Recycling Technology IKK considers the entire life cycle of bio-based and conventional plastics, from material development to application-oriented implementation.

In this complex of topics the focus is on recycling and resource efficiency.