Tools and mechanical engineering

Innovative and high-performance materials such as high-performance ceramics, lightweight construction materials, high-temperature superalloys and composite materials are prerequisites for numerous new developments in mechanical and plant engineering. The new materials withstand high thermal and mechanical stress, are corrosion-resistant and have a high wear resistance.

Research focuses on the development of novel high-performance materials, processes for surface treatment appropriate to the stress in terms of microstructure and topography, the characterisation of deformation and failure behaviour, damage analyses and processing.
Extensive equipment with testing and diagnostic facilities forms the basis for successful research.