The Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb)
The Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) at the Technical University of Munich is one of the largest production technology research institutions in Germany, and en-compasses two chairs at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Garching near Munich, as well as an application center for production technology in Augsburg.
Both chairs, the Chair for Industrial Management and Assembly Technologies, as well as the Chair for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Technology define the research content and the thematic focuses of the iwb. These lie in the areas of manufacturing technology, machine tools, assembly technolgies and robotics, joining and separation technology, as well as in the field of production management and logistics. The staff at the iwb work in research, teaching, and industrial transfer in these fields.