The lecture deals with procedures for the production of geometrically specified solid objects. The classification of these objects is based on the individual families of materials (metals, plastics, ceramics and wood) in accordance with DIN 8580, which divides the manufacturing processes into six main groups (moulding, forming, separation, joining, surface coating, change of material characteristics). Many different manufacturing processes can be used. In concrete cases, the selection of the particular manufacturing process is based on the demands on the workpiece, the manufacturing costs and the required quality. That is why methods for profitability studies and high-quality features of finished products are described. The manufacturing technique is of great importance during the production of products compatible to environment. Through innovative procedures, the full potential of the technologies can be achieved and the natural resources protected. That is why methods of the recycling economy are also considered within the framework of this lecture.
After attending the lecture “Fertigungslehre” the students know about the basics of manufacturing technology. These include economic considerations, the sensitivity to the importance of quality, basic knowledge about the material-depending selection of production processes, the use of robots, rapid prototyping, and knowledge about the material cycles in manufacturing.
 Warnecke, H.-J.; Westkämper E.:
Einführung in die Fertigungstechnik, Teubner, Stuttgart, 1998
 Fritz, A.; Schulze, G.:
Fertigungstechnik, Springer-Verlag Berlin, 1998