Machine tool

From technology to machine#

Fraunhofer IWU conducts research on developing production systems, machines and components as well as their peripheral fields. The focus particularly lies on the increasing requirements concerning productivity, production accuracy, flexibility as well as energy and resource efficiency regarding developments in mechanical engineering and plant engineering.

Cutting machine tools#

Competent partner of mechanical engineering industry

One core competency of Fraunhofer IWU comprises planning, development and commissioning of cutting machine tools. Here we consider the entire machine, including peripheral facilities such as handling, clamping technology and devices. Our main focus lies on manufacturing solutions for automotive engineering, especially for tool and mold making.

Forming machine tools#

Machine, technology and periphery

In the area of “Forming machine tools” we offer our competencies of planning, development, design and property analysis of assemblies for forming machines or plants, including the corresponding handling equipment.

Thermal research#

Increase of production accuracy

Low simulation accuracy of temperature fields has been a disadvantage compared to static and dynamic property analysis, which makes it no longer acceptable for modern machine tools. Thus, we carry out research to increase the production accuracy of machine tools under common temperature conditions by simulative and experimental analysis, feasible error corrections and by design improvements.