Areas of responsibility, objectives, and activities

The Department of Engineering understands itself as a competence centre for technology focusing on mechatronics. Mechatronic systems characterised by a fusion of mechanics, electrotechnics, and computer science are increasingly present in almost every area of technology and everyday life.

Cross-subject knowledge is transferred through several bachelor’s and master’s programmes and exploited and passed on in the form of research projects with and services on behalf of companies.
These research projects examine the integration of mechatronic components and systems in modern product and production technologies. The automation of production processes and the constant improvements in manufacturing technology are studied with special emphasis. Product innovations are made possible by the integration of mechanical construction, sensor technology and actuator engineering, and technical computer science.

Focal points

  • Robotics, control technology and image processing
  • Material testing
  • 5-axis simultaneous milling, dry machining and high-speed cutting (HSC)
  • Tactile and optical digitisation of free-form surfaces
  • 3D CAD, finite element method (FEM) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Industrial electronics and measurement technology
  • Real-time embedded systems
  • Modelling and simulation of mechatronic systems
  • 3D digitisation

Services

  • Training on standards, such as form and positional tolerances
  • CAD training
  • Vibration measurement on machines
  • Measurement of free-form surfaces
  • Tension and pressure testing
  • Hardness testing
  • Testing toughness using a pendulum machine
  • Material analysis using a radio spectrometer
  • 3D coordinate measuring technology
  • Machine tool diagnosis