Research work, developments and applications in the field of production engineering are made in close cooperation with the Hannover Centre for Production Technology (PZH), six MZH members being affiliated to it. On the national as well as on the international level, the cooperation of these two centres can be seen as quite unique, thus permitting the realisation of complex research projects like the high-speed machine which is closely attached to the creation of the MZH or the use of magnetic actuators in novel metal forming machines. Some of the production engineering research topics dealt with at the MZH are
- design and research of machines and their components for primary shaping, metal forming and metal cutting methods,
- automation of transport and production processes,
- transponder-based information technology,
- development of innovative welding and coating systems,
- creation, analysis and performance characteristics of novel functional construction materials.
In general, modern manufacturing machines are considered as mechatronic systems whose performance results from a combination of mechanical structures, integral sensors and actuators as well as of adaptive controls. Future research work of the MZH will focus on integral design and multi-criteria optimisation methods, multi-sensory, adaptronic and self-learning monitoring and control structures as well as on energy efficiency considerations. Moreover innovative sensors and actuators as well as novel applications are developed at the MZH. For all production engineering projects, please refer to