Production Technology and Organization

Machine Tools

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

• Historical overview
• General requirements for machine tools
• Investment calculation for machine tools
• Structure of the machine tools
• Types of flexible manufacturing solutions
• Design of machine tools
• Design of machine beds based on different materials
• Rotational and linear bearing systems for machine tools
• Spindle systems and traverse drive systems for machine tools
• Machine foundation
• Examples of machine tools

Learning outcomes

The students are familiar with machine tools and assembly equipment. The related information technologies are just as familiar to them as the design fundamentals of the machines and systems. Students can:
• Explain application-specific criteria of modern manufacturing and assembly facilities
• Analyze and evaluate advantages and disadvantages of different machine tool types
• Specify methods for selection and acceptance of manufacturing equipment
• Explain the criteria of static and dynamic positioning accuracy of CNC machines
• Evaluate and select different joining methods product-specifically
• Plan and define assembly processes based on the products to be manufactured
• Define criteria for the selection and design of manual workstations as well as for highly automated robot cells or collaborative robot systems

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Lecture notes; handouts; M. Weck: Werkzeugmaschinen Band 1 bis 5; J. Milberg: Werkzeugmaschinen Grundlagen; H. Tschätsch: Werkzeugmaschinen der spanlosen und spanenden Formgebung; K.-J. Conrad: Taschenbuch der Werkzeugmaschinen; B. Perovic: Handbuch Werkzeugmaschinen: Berechnung, Auslegung, Konstruktion; B. Lotter, H.-P. Wiendahl: Montage in der industriellen Produktion; P. Konold u.a.: Praxis der Montagetechnik: Produktdesign, Planung, Systemgestaltung; S. Hesse, V. Malisa: Taschenbuch Robotik - Montage - Handhabung;

Mode of delivery

Lectures and tutorials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Manufacturing and assembly technology 1, Electrical engineering and electronics 1, Industrial metrology, Machine elements and design theory 1 and 2; Work preparation and setup optimization

Assessment methods and criteria

Written or oral exam