At the chair of Design in Mechanical Engineering (acronym ‘KIMA’ from its German name) research and teaching are intertwined with each other: topical and didactically sound teaching is combined with research that is not only scientifically well-founded but also practical.
Our mission is to explore and further develop the methods and processes of product development, their evaluation on real systems as well as the best possible implementation of our knowledge in teaching and training.
We claim to be the leading scientific organization and main contact for product development in the state of Rhineland Palatinate. As a research organization in the only technical university in our federal state, we are committed to provide technical as well as scientific support to the regional industrial enterprises.
Our research topics are versatile and broadly diversified. However, the main foci of the chair are located in the fields of commercial vehicle technology and industrial conveyor technology. Moreover, we also carry out research in the fields of additive manufacturing, water jet technology and medical technology .