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Paths to a crisis-proof industry

Aachen, May 10, 2021 – The term resilience has been on everyone’s lips at least since the COVID 19 pandemic – especially with regard to the future design of industry. “If we want to arm our companies for future crises, we have to rethink previously common impact and explanation models for processes within the machine, […]

Intelligent monitoring of drilling processes

Hamburg, February 24, 2021 – Around 150 million rivets are set every year in European aircraft construction – two thirds of which are processed by employees using lightweight machines. It is obvious that nothing must go wrong here. Quality control is correspondingly complex and expensive. This is where the work of Samuel Bender from the […]

Thinking computer science into production engineering
Hanover, 08 February 2021 - Dr Marc-André Dittrich accepted the golden Otto Kienzle Commemoration Medal on Friday - the prestigious award of the WGP, the Scientific Society for Production Engineering, the association of leading professors in production engineering. "His extremely quick grasp of things and, above all, his interdisciplinary view of things have brought about [...]
Creating a data base for sustainable production
Position paper presented at WGP Autumn Conference Aachen, November 9, 2020 - "The debates on sustainable production are currently often conducted rather emotionally than rationally, because there is a lack of an objective basis for discussion," explains Prof. Wolfram Volk, head of the Science Committee of the WGP (Scientific Society for Production Engineering), on the [...]
Resilient production after the Corona crisis

Aachen, May 05, 2020 – Many companies are currently reducing their production or even stopping it completely. But recently, it is no longer just the conversion to corona crisis times that has been a topic of discussion, reports Dr. Tobias Heinen, co-founder and managing director of Grean GmbH, a spin-off of the Institute for Factory […]

Competitive through intelligent planning

Hannover, 09 March 2020 – The digital transformation in industry is in full swing. Production planning and control (PPS) is not excluded from this. A recent survey of manufacturing companies shows that great progress can be seen, especially in automated data acquisition. However, the benefits of the data collected often remain unclear. “In order to […]

Green Deal can put production technology in pole position

Aachen, January 21, 2020 – Prof. Brecher, President of the WGP and Head of the Machine Tool Laboratory (WZL) at RWTH Aachen University, comments on the Green Deal: “Brussels has shown the way forward with its trillion-dollar climate finance package for the EU Green Deal. Production technology research and industry are innovative enough to create […]

New WGP President wants to urge research on drive solutions

Hanover, December 16, 2019 – From January 1, 2020, Prof. Christian Brecher, Head of the Chair of Machine Tools at the Machine Tool Laboratory WZL of RWTH Aachen University, will be the new President of the WGP (Scientific Society for Production Engineering). He spoke at the International METAV Press Forum on 12 and 13 December […]

WGP develops Production for Future Thinktank
Berlin, November 19, 2019 - At their autumn WGP meeting in Berlin last week, Germany's leading production technology professors adopted a comprehensive agenda to advance sustainable production in Germany. "There is agreement among the members that the topics of sustainability and climate protection are among the central future tasks of society and thus also of [...]
Climate policy offers opportunities for production technology in Germany

Hanover, 24 October 2019 – Addressing climate change is the declared goal of the German government and the industry. “At the German Mechanical Engineering Summit in Berlin last week, Mrs. Merkel stressed the importance of new technologies in the fight against climate change. We fully agree and point out that we have already developed numerous […]