Production Technology

  Copyright: Dr. Martin Riedel  

Production is characterized by a wide range of highly specialized technologies. This includes technologies such as casting, forming, metal cutting, injection molding, extrusion, weaving, welding, rolling, electro-discharge machining, physical vapor deposition, electro-chemical machining, and laser material deposition as well as emerging technologies such as selective laser melting. For the individual production technologies comprehensive expert knowledge exists, in complex manufacturing contexts, however, details and interactions are still not well understood.