Technical University of Munich (iwb)
Technical University of Munich (iwb)
Logo Technical University of Munich (iwb)

The Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) of the Technical University of Munich is one of the largest production technology institutes in Germany.

Main activities
• Joining and Cutting Technology
• Battery Production
• Additive Manufacturing
• Machine Tools
• Production Management and Logistics
• Assembly Technology and Robotics
• Sustainable Production

Opportunities for collaboration
• State funded research projects
• Joint industrial projects Associations
• Industrial collaborative Associations

Main areas of research and development

• Laser-based manufacturing technologies
  - Laser beam welding and cutting
  - Surface functionalisation and Laser structuring
• Additive Manufacturing
  - Process development and investigations
  - Process monitoring and control
  - Simulation

Special facilities
Singlemode and multimode laser beam sources, welding and cutting optics, laboratories for additive production with three LPBF systems, LPBF test bench with sensor technology for process investigations, welding robot with wire feeding device, Beam and power meters, (thermographic) highspeed cameras, optical Tomography (OT), pyrometer in the beam path, 3D laser Doppler vibrometer

Current top technologies
Remote laser beam welding of metals with state-of-the-art process sensor technology, surface structuring and thermal joining of metals with thermoplastics, laser beam welding of copper materials with green wavelength, LPBF of high-γ‘-containing nickel-based alloys, process monitoring at LPBF using thermography and TDC, process simulation at LPBF, production of lithium-ion batteries (electrode cutting, electrode functionalization, internal and external contacting, case welding), etc.


Head of Institute
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Zäh
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rüdiger Daub

Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Betriebswissenschaften
Technischen Universität München
Boltzmannstr. 15
85748 Garching

Tel.: +49 89  289 - 155 00
Fax: +49 89  289 - 155 55