Professor Ulrich Semmler

Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU), Chemnitz, Germany Department of Cutting Technology


Applied Research in the German FraunhoferGesellschaft (Fraunhofer Society) - in general and the research of cutting technology in the Institute IWU in Chemnitz

The German Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft for Applied Research consists of more than 60 institutes and 54.000 employees all over Germany with some subsidiaries, joint labs and representatives around the world. In the lecture the Fraunhofer principle of applied research is explained and put in concrete terms for the Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU). The second part of the lecture gives an overview about mathematical and numerical modelling and simulation in metal cutting technology where the lecturer was employed during the last years.