Welcome to the Professorship of Machine Tool Design and Forming Technology
The Professorship of Machine Tool Design and Forming Technology at the Institute for Machine Tools and Production Processes (IWP) of Chemnitz University of Technology, established in 1956, has developed into an efficient and recognized research and training facility for production technology in Germany.
Our work focuses on teaching and research in the field of production technology. In the four teaching and research divisions "Machine Tools", "Manufacturing Engineering / Cutting", "Process Informatics / Virtual Product Development" and "Control and Feedback Control Technology", our researchers interdisciplinarily deal with topics that can be assigned to the strategic goals of Industry 4.0 and resource efficiency in production. Areas of application are primarily mechanical engineering, the automotive and supplier industry as well as medical technology.
The Chemnitz University of Technology has taken far-reaching measures to protect employees, students, project partners and the general public from the corona virus.
That is why the scientists of the Professorship of Machine Tool Design and Forming Technology are currently working in home office. Nevertheless, we are more than happy to assist you with any questions concerning research and studies. You can reach us via phone and e-mail, as usual. For information on digital courses offered by our professorship, please visit the OPAL learning platform.If you have any questions or suggestions regarding e-learning, please feel free to contact the course supervisor or
Surgery Training with Robots and Virtual Reality
The insertion of hip implants places high demands on surgeons - To help young doctors practice this operation under realistic conditions, scientists from the University of Bremen and Chemnitz continue developing their hip implant simulator
Operating on Hips in a Virtual Operating Room
Researchers from Chemnitz and Bremen are developing a virtual reality simulator for a particularly critical step in hip joint implantation
Chemnitz University of Technology Tests a Driverless Transport System at KOMSA Logistics
The prototype “Hubert” was created as a part of a three-year project – a special feature of Hubert is a 3-D sensor that recognises people and thus makes it possible to collaborate beyond its usually autonomous operating mode