The Robert Bosch GmbH is a worldwide operating business venture providing know-how, technologies and services with 350 affiliates and local corporations in 60 countries. The company was founded by Robert Bosch in 1886 as a »Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering« in Stuttgart. By now there are four main devisions: mobility solutions, industrial technology, consumer goods as well as energy and building technology.
The students of the first semester in mechanical engineering could take part in a case study within the lecture »Technologie der Fertigungsverfahren« concerning the topic »Tribology and Measurement Results«. The focus in tribology was on friction, lubrication and wear with the aim to develop a sense for measurement results and their interpretation.
On 18.3.2015 the winners of the case study were invited to an excursion to the Robert Bosch GmbH in Feuerbach. A wide range of products was shown with the emphasis on production and automation. After a little welcome in the claw pole production the product itself was introduced as well as the press, the production sequences and the workshop. Followed by lunch and a presentation of the Human Resources department wherein Bosch was presented as a potential future working place also an overall view about the Bosch GmbH was shown. At the end there were two different highly automated assembly and production lines demonstrated. These and the APAS were built and shown by ATMO, the Bosch internal special purpose machinery manufacture.
Special thanks for their support and hospitality: Günter Gleitsmann, Carsten Venn, Katrin Kaltenmark, Herbert Schaffert, Rafael Greszczynski, Axel Burgemeister, Andreas Naljot and Hubert Szulczynski.