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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bergs MBA

In his capacity as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, Professor Thomas Bergs leads the Process Technology Division and is the Chair of Manufacturing Technology at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL at the RWTH Aachen University.

He was born in Neuss on 21 December 1967. Having achieved university entrance qualification from the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Gymnasium in Neuss and completed his compulsory military service with the Light Mountain Infantry Battalion in Bischofswiesen, he embarked on a foundation course in mechanical engineering at the University of Duisburg GH.  

For the main part of his course, Thomas Bergs switched to the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technical University, Aachen where he continued his studies majoring in design engineering. He graduated in 1995 having written his diploma thesis at the Engineering Research Center for Net Shape Manufacturing in Columbus, Ohio. In 2001 he went on to earn a doctorate in engineering at the RWTH Aachen University for which he was awarded the Borchers Plaque. He also graduated as an Executive Master of Business Administration in 2011.

Thomas Bergs was a research associate in the Process Technology Section at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen from 1995 to 2000. In the year 2000, he was appointed Manager of the Laser Engineering Group and of the Business Unit »Aachener Werkzeug- und Formenbau« (Aachen Tool and Die Making). Since 2001 he has also held the position of Managing Chief Engineer. Thomas Bergs has additionally been the Managing Director of Aixtooling GmbH in Aachen, whose core area of expertise is in tool making for the precision glass molding sector.

Thomas Bergs was appointed as Professor at the Chair of Manufacturing Technology at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL of the RWTH Aachen University and as Director of the Process Technology Division at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT. As the successor to Professor Fritz Klocke, he is also a member of the Board of Directors of both production engineering institutes.

Publications

YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2018Numerical-experimental investigation of load paths in DP800 dual phase steel during Nakajima test
Bergs, Thomas; Nick, Matthias; Feuerhack, Andreas; Trauth, Daniel; Klocke, Fritz
Conference Paper
2017Vernetzte, adaptive Produktion
Klocke, Fritz; Bergs, Thomas; Bobek, Thomas; Huwer, Tobias; Liu, Gang; Pothen, Mario; Staasmeyer, Jan-Helge; Winands, Kai
Conference Paper
2016Correlation between the wear behavior of coated cemented carbide tools and coatings properties assessed by nano-indentations, nanoand micro-impact tests
Bouzakis, Konstantinos-Dionysios; Charalampous, Panagiotis; Bouzakis, Emmanouil; Kotsanis, Tilemachos; Skordaris, Georios; Michailidis, Nikolaos; Klocke, Fritz; Bergs, Thomas; Ottersbach, Michael; Busch, Marc
Conference Paper
2016Tool technologies for milling of hardmetals and ceramics
Bergs, Thomas; Richter, Volkmar; Ottersbach, Michael; Pötschke, Johannes; Hochmuth, Carsten; Busch, Katja
Conference Paper
2014Comparison of rotational turning and hard turning regarding surface generation
Degen, Florian; Klocke, Fritz; Bergs, Thomas; Ganser, Philipp
Journal Article
2014Impact of clamping technology on horizontal and vertical process chain performance
Kalocsay, R.; Bergs, T.; Klocke, F.
Conference Paper
2014Presentation of a Novel "Simultaneous Three Axis Turning" Process
Degen, Florian; Klocke, Fritz; Bergs, Thomas
Conference Paper
2014Presentation of a novel “Simultaneous Three Axis Turning” process for time and cost efficient machining of rotational symmetric turbomachinery components
Degen, F.; Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.
Conference Paper
2013Innovative Approach for a Fast and Knowledge-based Milling Process Design of Advanced Materials
Bergs, T.; Busch, M.; Ottersbach, M.
Conference Paper
2013Presentation of a novel cutting technology for precision machining of hardened, rotationally symmetric parts
Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.; Degen, F.; Ganser, P.
Journal Article
2012Cutting tool geometry for plunge milling - process optimization for a stainless steel
Witty, M.; Bergs, T.; Schäfer, A.; Cabral, G.
Conference Paper
2012Integrative simulation of machine tool and manufacturing technology
Klocke, F.; Brecher, C.; Glasmacher, L.; Minoufekr, M.; Lohse, W.; Cabral, G.F.; Rasim, M.; Triebs, J.; Bäumler, S.; Bergs, T.; Herfs, W.; Wegner, H.
Book Article
2011Integrated approach for a knowledge-based process layout for simultaneous 5-axis milling of advanced materials
Busch, M.; Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.; Rohde, L.; Witty, M.; Cabral, G.F.
Journal Article
2011Integrative Simulation von Werkzeugmaschine und Fertigungstechnologie
Brecher, Christian; Klocke, Fritz; Lohse, Wolfram; Cabral, Gustavo Francisco; Rasim, Matthias; Triebs, Johannes; Minoufekr, Meysam; Bäumler, Stephan; Bergs, Thomas; Herfs, Werner; Glasmacher, Lothar; Wegner, Hagen
Book Article
2010Developments in machining aircraft and power plant workpieces
Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.; Meinecke, M.; Jelich, C.; Ur-Rehman, R.
Conference Paper
2010Process design for the circular stagger milling of complex slot geometries
Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.; Meinecke, M.; Jelich, C.
Conference Paper
2008Coating systems for precision glass molding tools
Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.; Georgiadis, K.; Sarikaya, H.; Wang, F.
Conference Paper
2007Bearbeiten von Titan- und Nickelbasislegierungen: Einfluss der spanenden Bearbeitung auf die Bauteileigenschaften
Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.; Meinecke, M.; Rohde, L.; Lütjering, G.; Albrecht, J.
Journal Article
2007Optik und Photonik eröffnen neue Chancen im Wettbewerb: Zukunftstechnologien für den Wirtschaftsraum Europa
Bergs, T.
Journal Article
2007Von der Makro- zur Mikrowelt: Herausforderung für den Mikroformenbau
Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.; Veselovac, D.; Arntz, K.; Quito, F.J.; Kratz, S.
Journal Article
2006Appointing subsurface material properties of Ti6242 and Udimet720 by high speed 5-axis machining
Klocke, F.; Albrecht, J.; Bergs, T.; Meinecke, M.; Rohde, L.
Conference Paper
2006Development of a compression molding process for three-dimensional tailored free-form glass optics
Yi, A.Y.; Huang, C.; Klocke, F.; Brecher, C.; Pongs, G.; Winterschladen, M.; Demmer, A.; Lange, S.; Bergs, T.; Merz, M.; Niehaus, F.
Journal Article
2006Flucht nach vorn - Alternative Werkstoffe im Werkzeug- und Formenbau
Bergs, T.; Weber, A.; Arntz, K.
Journal Article
2006Hochpräzisionswerkzeuge aus Hartmetall zur spanlosen Formgebung: Innovative Fertigung durch Hartdrehen
Klocke, F.; Helbig, J.; Bergs, T.
Journal Article
2006Liquid-phase sintering of tungsten carbide with both cobalt and nickel binder phases by laser radiation
Gläser, T.; Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.
Conference Paper
2006NC data optimization by B-Spline interpolation in 5-axis machining
Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.; Glasmacher, L.; Meinecke, M.
Conference Paper
2006Oberflächenwechselwirkungen beim Polieren von Stahl
Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.; Demmer, A.; Dambon, O.; Schneider, U.; Zunke, R.
Journal Article
2006Optimum cutting strategy for machining of particle reinforced AlMC
Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.; Kusumah, I.
Conference Paper
2006Wear and corrosion behaviour in ELID grinding
Grüntzig, A.; Klink, A.; Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.; Demmer, A.
Conference Paper
2005Erweiterung der Formgebungsgrenzen beim Drücken durch Laserstrahlunterstützung
Bergs, T.; Wehrmeister, T.
Book Article
2004Technology trends and perspectives in die and mould making
Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.; Bilsing, A.; Knodt, S.
Conference Paper
2002Analyse der Wirkmechanismen beim laserunterstützten Drehen von Siliziumnitridkeramik
Bergs, Thomas
Dissertation
2002Skalierte Strukturen - Konventionelle Verfahren in der Präzisions- und Mikrobearbeitung
Klocke, F.; Weck, M.; Alschweig, E.; Beltrami, I.; Bergs, T.; Brinksmeier, E.; Christmann, H.; Day, M.; Dietz, W.; Hilbing, R.; Klotz, M.; Knodt, S.; Krismann, U.; Lung, D.; Pongs, G.; Steurer, J.; Halewijn, H. van; Vollertsen, F.
Conference Paper
2001FoKus-Newsletter. Erstausgabe
Bergs, T.; Dillitzer, A. ; Fraunhofer-Demonstrationszentrum Formen für die Kunststoffverarbeitung -FoKus-, Pfinztal
Journal Issue
2001Laser-assisted turning of silicon-nitride ceramics
Klocke, F.; Bausch, S.; Bergs, T.
Journal Article
2001Modern technologies in tool and die making
Markworth, L.; Bergs, T.
Conference Paper
2000Nichts ist unmöglich: Siliciumnitrid-Keramik auf der Drehbank
Bergs, T.
Journal Article
1999Bereit für den Industrie-Einsatz. Laserunterstütztes Drehen als Alternative zum Schleifen
Bausch, S.; Bergs, T.
Journal Article
1999Die Erleuchtung in der Werkzeugmaschine. Laserintegration eröffnet neue Perspektiven in der Produktionstechnik
Bausch, S.; Bergs, T.
Journal Article
1999Hybride Prozesse. Neue Wege zu anspruchsvollen Produkten
Bachmann, F.; Boll, M.; Bergs, T.; Bresseler, B.; Demmer, A.; Hümbs, H.J.; Klingel, H.; Klocke, F.; Koch, K.J.; Nagel, M.; Nöken, S.; Popp, M.; Sauer, H.; Werner, A.R.
Conference Paper
1999Laserunterstütztes Hartdrehen von Bauteilen aus Siliziumnitridkeramik
Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.
Conference Paper
1998Werkzeug- und Formenbau. Lösungen für die Industrie
Nöken, S.; Altmüller, S.; Auer, O.; Bergs, T.; Schenke, F.-B.; Spennemann, F.; Wagner, C.; Wirtz, H.
Conference Paper
1996Fräsen oder Erodieren? Die Qual der Wahl! Geeignete Fertigungsverfahren für den Modell-, Werkzeug- und Formenbau
Bergs, T.; Sparrer, M.
Journal Article
1996NC-Milling of pressure casting dies
Klocke, F.; Bergs, T.
Journal Article
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.