Materials Processing & Engineering


Competencies from processing technologies (materials processing) and materials engineering are pooled interdisciplinarily and across faculties in the Institute for Automotive Engineering and Mechatronics (IKM). 

Topics include:

  • Materials testing and damage analysis (metals and plastics)
  • Hardening processes and quality testing
  • Surface analysis and determining the composition of materials
  • Tribology and wear analysis
  • The development of material-appropriate manufacturing processes along the supply chain
  • Semi-finished production, forming and joining
  • The development of forming and joining processes for bodywork construction
  • The use of simulation techniques for manufacturing processes (sheet and solid forming, welding processes, artificial neural networks, multivariate data analysis)
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