Kategorie: ‘Masterarbeit’

Welcoming the new Master’s first semester students

April 24th, 2023 | by


















The Institute of Transmission Technology, Machine Dynamics and Robotics welcomes all new first-semester Master’s students!

The summer semester started on 03.04.2023 and with it the Master’s program for many first-semester students. At a welcome barbecue organized by the Mechanical Engineering student council, we were able to introduce our institute and talk to students.

Sophie Charlotte Keunecke, Nils Brückmann, Vincent Brünjes and Thomas Knobloch welcomed the new Master’s students from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the IGMR. This allowed the students to make their first contacts with the institutes and also get to know various projects. A special highlight was the presentation of the Robot Companion by Maximilian Hilger!

We would like to thank the Mechanical Engineering student council for this great offer and your immense commitment.

We wish all new first-year students all the best for their studies and an unforgettable time at RWTH and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

Sophie-Charlotte Keunecke
Nils Brückmann
Vincent Brünjes
Thomas Knobloch

Manipulator-specific path planning for multidirectional additive manufacturing

January 20th, 2021 | by

In a joint research project between the IGMR and the ISF of RWTH Aachen University, research is being conducted on the Multidirectional Additive Manufacturing of metallic components.

With the aid of Multidirectional Additive Manufacturing (MDAM), it is possible to build complex components layer by layer and without the need for support structures. By moving the base plate by means of an industrial robot while the welding gun remains fixed, the component to be printed can always be oriented in such a way that support structures can be avoided. The major challenge lies in the consideration of specialized welding processes with external wire feeding and the use of sensors for process monitoring. This results in a dependency of the orientation of the welding gun compared to the currently printed path.
As part of his master’s thesis, Jan Wiartalla developed a path planning algorithm that calculates an executable and, if possible, continuous path within specified, flat part slices that completely fills the cross-sectional area. This is done robot-specific, so that the algorithm always takes the robot currently in use as well as its limitations into account. A standardized interface allows for the robot model to be easily exchanged and the algorithm can thus quickly be adapted to different test environments. The video illustrates the algorithm’s procedure in a simplified way.



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Jan Wiartalla

Markus Schmitz