Sensorische, aktorische, pneumatische smarte Textilien

Schulung iwuTraining series starts again in February

The "Smart Production & Materials" performance centre, in which the IWU, ENAS, IWS, IKTS, TU Chemnitz and TU Dresden work together, will start a new round of the "Smart Production Professional" training series for industrial companies in February 2024.

The training offer is primarily about being able to design manufacturing processes flexibly and more efficiently using intelligent processes. Is your production fit for the future?

Are your processes flexible and efficient enough to respond to the individual requirements of your customers?

Those who do not rely on smart production technology now will lose out

The training offers you a comprehensive overview of how you can optimise your manufacturing processes and strengthen your competitiveness by integrating smart technologies. In three modules that build on each other, the topics include sensor integration, monitoring technology, machine learning, process chain optimisation, digital twins, functional materials and 3D printing - always based on concrete application examples and live demonstrations from practice. The focus: more economical production thanks to smarter processes.

The offer is aimed at specialists and managers, especially of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from sectors such as production technology, mechanical and plant engineering, electrical engineering, the automotive industry or information and communication technology.
The training takes place online and in person.

Dates & registration:

Module 1: "Smart Production and Process Monitoring".
06/07 February 2024, online from 8:30 - 12:30 each daySmart Production Technologies 

Smart Production Technologies I
Understanding process chains, collecting and using process data:

  • Introduction Smart Production and from the point of view of cutting and forming machine tools - Process chain view.
  • Production data acquisition by means of sensors, data processing and evaluation and process control
  • Current concepts of process monitoring and process optimisation
  • Introduction to technology data management


Module 2: "Production in Transition - Machine Learning and Virtual Reality in Focus".

27/28 February 2024, online each from 8:30 - 12:30

Intelligent production technologies II
Production of the Future - AI, Robotics, AR/VR:

  • Introduction Machine Learning and Machine Learning for Production (ML4P)
  • Application of ML algorithms to a practical example
  • Intelligent human-robot collaboration in production (in the presence module)
  • Augmented & Virtual Reality (AR / VR) in use in production



Module 3: "Additive manufacturing and innovative material concepts".

05/06 March 2024, online each from 8:30 - 12:30

Flexibilisation and individualisation of production
Additive manufacturing, smart material and component concepts:

  • Materials for Additive Manufacturing - Basics
  • Additive Manufacturing Basics
  • Smart material concepts and textile manufacturing for individualised 3D structures
  • Functionalisation of additively manufactured components


Classroom module (1 day for module 1+2; 1 day for module 3):

Practical consolidation of the topics covered in the online events.

Demonstration and application of concepts, technologies and tools in real or simulated production environments, expert exchange on concrete case studies

Scheduling individually, coordination with the respective course group, Chemnitz or Dresden.


Andrea Buchheim         Persons responsible for further training

Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik IWU
Reichenhainer Straße 88
09126 Chemnitz

Telefon:           +49 371 5397-1471
Fax:                  +49 371 5397-61471

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