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Founding Idea

In the faculties for construction engineering, mechanical engineering, mining, metallurgical engineering and geological science of the Rhenish-Westphalian Technichal University, there are powerful institutes, which deal with steel research and application. The research tasks and result expectations of industrial partners demand an increasing multidisciplinary cooperation above the special fields. Furthermore, a coherent regarding of manufacturing, treatment and appliction of materials with a direct practice referance is necessary for the teaching. Therfore, the following institutes merged to the non commercial society called "Zentrum Metallische Bauweisen (zmb) e.V."

  • Institut für Bildsame Formgebung (IBF)
  • Institut für Eisenhüttenkunde (IEHK)
  • Institut für Kraftfahrwesen (IKA)
  • Institut für Schweißtechnik und Fügetechnik (ISF)
  • Lehrstuhl für Stahl- und Leichtmetallbau (STB)
  • Werkstoffwissenschaften (WW, now IOT)

The association of these institutes leads to a coupling of professional competencies of various fields and by that offers the possibility to present closed process chains in intimate co-operation, beginning from material choice up to the finished product.


 

Aims

In the Centre for Metallic Design research-, education- and information activities, especially for new solutions in steel, are bundled. In alternating exhibitions, demonstration objects are presented to the university public and to experts. In practice-oriented research projects the development, manufacturing and examination of innovative large-size components out of steel and composite steels as well as the development of lightweight components is performed in multidisciplinary co-operation. For students of various fields and for skilled workers with practice, in teaching and further education courses the developed solutions are presented and discussed.


 

Activities up to the opening

1990
First ideas regarding a Centre for Metallic Design (ZMB) emerge from the materials forum of the RWTH Aachen

1993
Founding of a non-commercial association "Centre for Metallic Design" (ZMB e.V.)

1994
The building plot is available at Melaten. Colloquium to present the project ZMB

1996
Establishment of different ZMB demonstration points in the individual institutes

1999
Planning of the ZMB demonstration centre

2000
Request for construction and ensuring of the financing of the building project by the "Stiftung Stahlanwendungsforschung e.V." and the "FOSTA - Forschungsvereinigung Stahlanwendung e.V. "
2001
Beginning of construction of the Centre for Metallic Design

2002
Opening and use of the Centre for Metallic Design

2012
Opening of the enhanced ZMB building

 

For further information a Brochure (in German) is available.


 

Organisation structure

Membership:
  • full members
  • associated members
  • honorary members
management:
  • members assembly
  • management board
  • advisory board

 


 

Central equipment

 
Bending Machine Truma Bend V50

Press force: 500 kN
Bending length: 1275 mm



 

 
Sponsors

The ZMB is a construction of the building- and land registry office NRW Aachen with financial participation

 

Planning: PSP GmbH, Berlin und Aachen
Project Management: Bau- und Liegenschaftsbetrieb NRW Aachen
Fulfillment: Generalunternehmer Fa. Berrisch Schlüsselfertigbau
Examination: Prof. G. Hanswille, Wuppertal

 

 

last update 18.11.2013 || printable version