Welding Technology

Welding Technology

Welding and coating processes, automation and manufacturing systems

Contact:Dr.-Ing. Kai Treutler, Dr.-Ing. H. Wiche

Fields of research

  • Laser welding and Laser soldering
  • Hybrid welding (Laser-MIG, Laser-WIG, Laser-Plasma, Plasma-MIG)
  • Arc welding (MIG/MAG, TIG, Plasma, Plasma-MIG)
  • Arc soldering (TIG, MIG, Plasma)
  • Resistance Spot Welding
  • Stud welding with magnetically moved arc
  • Material-related numerical simulation of thermal processes
  • Numerical modeling and simulation of joining processes
  • Process optimization through process accompanying simulation
  • Thermal coating Development and implementation strategies for quality management systems in the basic and production goods industry


  • Computer-controlled welding systems: plasma, tungsten inert gas, metal shielding gas, submerged arc, laser beam welding
  • Automated handling systems: 3 robots, hexapode
  • Extensive hardware and software for the simulation of thermal and metallurgical processes and procedures:
    • Workstations for simulation, CAD workstations
    • Thermography System FLIR
    • High-speed camera NAC GX8
    • FEM software (Ansys, MARC + MENTAT, ABAQUS)
    • CAD software (Autodesk Invetor, AutoCAD, VectorCAM)

Range of services

  • Development and testing of innovative coating and joining technologies
  • Practical advice and expert opinions on technical welding problems