Data Management in Mechanical Engineering

Welcome to the website of the Data Management in Mechanical Engineering research group.


We investigate the methodical procedures and processes for the structured collection, development and storage of data and information throughout the entire product life cycle.

The question of semantic relationships between plant and quality data for the adaptation of design data is the starting point for research approaches. Which data can be used to what extent and what conclusions can be drawn from this are questions that the DMB research group is investigating.

The data and information organized with the help of product life cycle management and research data management systems are to be fed back into design and product development in a targeted manner and used for product generation development. The investigated data-driven simulation and development methods include procedures for planning, quality control, life cycle assessment and data analysis, including the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

In our research and teaching we deal with a variety of topics, which represent a cross-section of mechanical engineering:

Datenanalyse / Public Safety & Security

  • Datengetriebene Produktentwicklung
  • Produkt- und Prozessdatenmanagement
  • Erfassung und Analyse von Daten und Informationen aus dem gesamten Produktlebenszyklus
  • Life Cycle Assessment


  • CAD: SolidWorks
  • Synera (ehem. ELISE)
  • Topologieoptimierung
  • Nachhaltigkeitsberechnung

Additive Manufacturing

  • Potentialanalyse
  • Planung
  • Konstruktionsregeln
  • Funktionsintegration
  • Qualitätsmanagement


Project start of the 2nd funding period of the Collaborative Research Centre 1368

The Collaborative Research Center 1368 "Oxygen-free production" has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) since 2020. In addition to eight institutes at Leibniz Universität Hannover, four institutes at Clausthal University of Technology, the Laser Zentrum Hannover e. V. and, since January 2024, the University of Paderborn are also involved in CRC 1368. In total, around 40 researchers from different disciplines are working together…

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Presentation at the Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium in Austin, Texas

From Aug. 14-16, the 34th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium was held in Austin, Texas. The event offered a captivating look into the world of additive manufacturing, gathering experts and researchers from around the world to present and discuss the latest advances and developments in the industry. The focus of this year's presentations ranged from process development and material innovations to modeling and design…

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The Collaborative Research Center 1153 "Process chain for the production of hybrid high-performance components through tailored forming" pursues the overall goal of realizing novel process chains for the production of load-adapted hybrid solid components using joined semi-finished products. The DMB takes over the management and processing of the subproject INF: Vocabulary-oriented research data management for process chains of the Tailored…

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