Student assistant (m/f/d) for process simulation

Category Student job
Department Production automation
Start By arrangement
Theme Industry 4.0, Automation
Project Quality assurance in laser beam welding of additively manufactured thermoplastic components (QualLa)

The project

In fused deposition modeling (FDM) as a subfield of additive manufacturing, the production of components is limited by the space of the printers. In order to produce larger and more complex components, the additively manufactured parts must be joined together.

As an industrially established joining method for thermoplastics, laser transmission welding is a well-established process.

The aim of the "QualLa" research project is to develop a process to enable laser transmission welding of additively manufactured components.

Your tasks

For the "QualLa" project, an expert system for process control is being developed for a laser welding process. The software under development is to be tested for function in the laboratory in advance of the demonstration.

Therefore you will be involved in the conception and setup of the equipment as well as the review and co-development of the interfaces of the software of the expert system. You will work closely with me and our technical staff for coordination.

The goal of your work and the process simulation is to read in simulated process data and to handle, store and graphically display it by means of the software of the expert system.

Your profile

You are familiar with Arduinos, Raspberries or similar? You enjoy practical implementation or want to acquire knowledge in this direction? You like logical thinking?

And you are studying one of the following subjects: :

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Computer Science
  • Production Engineering
  • Or a similar field of study

Then I am very pleased about your application.

Good written and spoken German and/or English skills are desirable. You should have basic programming experience (e.g. with C, C++, Java, Matlab, Python) and be proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Furthermore, you should be comfortable working independently and contributing your own ideas.

We offer

  • adequate remuneration
  • independent work
  • flexible working hours
  • well-equipped workplaces
  • home office by arrangement
  • test execution
  • long-term cooperation if necessary


Your contact person

Torben Mente

Project engineer