Within the course of the lecture „Lasers in Manufacturing“, which is offered at the PtU during the winter semester, excursions to industrial partners are organized to give students an insight into practice.
This semester, 28 students and Prof. Groche visited the TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG in Ditzingen. After a short welcome speech the students were led on a tour around the fabrication of industrial lasers. Special attention was paid to the company’s production system „SYNCHRO”, which is inspired by the Toyota production system. The main idea behind this concept is a continuous flow of production and waste avoidance. The tour ended with a live presentation of a punching and a laser cutting machine. The excursion was completed with a specialist lecture concerning „laser welding”.
We would like to thank Trumpf for the hospitality and the very interesting excursion.