ZLP Augsburg

At the ZLP site in Augsburg, which is also the Automation and Quality Assurance Department in Production Technology at the Institute of Construction and Structural Technology, science and industry are working together to develop new processes to make it easier for innovations to find their way into industrial implementation.

In order to meet the specific requirements of the aerospace industry, DLR scientists are developing automated production processes for CFRP aerospace structures in an integrated process chain. The centrepiece is a research platform that is unique in Europe: the "MFZ system". This and other innovative systems at ZLP Augsburg integrate new robot-based production and quality assurance technologies for lightweight structures on a full-scale. Industrial companies can work on the systems and utilise DLR's expertise in joint projects. This creates an efficient innovation network in the long term.

The ZLP Augsburg is divided into five research groups.

Research groups

Research topics

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinz Voggenreiter

Head of Institute
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Structures and Design
Pfaffenwaldring 38-40, 70569 Stuttgart

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Kupke

Vice Director
German Aerospace Enter (DLR)
Center for Lightweight-Production-Technology (ZLP)
Automated and quality-assured production technology
Am Technologiezentrum 4, 86159 Augsburg

DLR site Augsburg

DLR site Augsburg
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Am Technologiezentrum 4, 86159 Augsburg