Steinbeis Transfer Center Construction, Tribology and Prototype Engineering


  • Consulting
  • Applied research and development
  • Product development
  • Solid modeling and prototype construction
  • Experimental tribological testing
  • 3D digitizing
  • Writing of expert reports

Key Areas

  • Construction principles
    • End-to-end computer support in product development (from initial concepts to the finished product)
    • Support of construction processes with the use of prototypes
    • Simultaneous engineering – interdepartmental product development
    • Performance limits and writing of guidelines for use with CAD prototyping, rapid prototyping, 3D digitalized systems and area recovery systems
  • Product development
    • Development of machine construction modules and special machines
    • Development of tribological testing equipment
    • Construction and computation of tribological systems
  • Tribological principles
    • Analysis von tribological technology and tribological systems
    • Investigation of friction and wear processes
    • Damage assessment on frictional pairs and machine modules
    • Working materials and lubricants for tribological systems
    • Tribology in the manufacturing process
  • Experimental tribological investigations
    • Planning of testing strategies and testing sequences
    • Support with the planning and implementation of field trials
    • Laboratory testing of tribological pairs and geometric/material analysis in cooperation with institutes at Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg
  • Rapid prototyping
    • Prototype manufacturing based on laminated object manufacturing
    • 3D digitization
  • Expert reports
    • All areas named above
  • Speeches, seminars and training
    • Construction systems
    • End-to-end computer support in product development
    • Multimedia application options within and between companies
    • Tribological principles and techniques of tribological testing
    • Friction and rolling bearing technology
    • Lubrication technology and lubricants

Project Examples

  • Variety of prototype manufacturing projects involving LOM (e.g., automotive construction)
  • Development, construction/manufacturing of tribological testing equipment
  • Variety of tribological laboratory testing projects
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Universitätsplatz 2, D-39106 Magdeburg
Phone: +49 391 67-52339
Fax: +49 391 67-11166
Management: apl. Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dirk Bartel
(Stand: 08/19/2020)

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