Research at DIT

Pioneering & Vibrant

Technology Campus Parsberg/Lupburg

Digital Production

About TC Parsberg / Lupburg

The Technology Campus Parsberg / Lupburg is operated jointly with the OTH Regensburg. At the inter-university research location, skills in the field of "modern materials and their processing in digitalised production environments" are bundled. Here, research, teaching and training is carried out in five laboratories, numerous training rooms, a workshop and offices for up to 40 employees in an area of 2000 square metres.


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A management committee was set up to manage the inter-university Technology Campus. The scientific management is carried out by three professors. One professor from the Deggendorf Institute of Technology, Prof Dr Andrey Prihodovsky, and two OTH professors, Prof Dr Stefan Hierl and Prof Dr Ulf Noster. Anton Schmailzl is responsible for the operative management.

As can be seen from the organisation chart, 20 people are currently working at the Technology Transfer Centre; this includes one vacant position among the scientific staff. Taking into account part-time contracts, the current full-time equivalent (FTE) is 14.4.

Main Areas of Research

DIT pursues the following research priorities at the Technology Campus Parsberg / Lupburg (Illustration in German):

Virtualisation: e.g. Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) of virtual machines and additive construction processes

Process and Material Simulation: e.g. Simulation of welding processes, additive manufacturing and forming processes

Process Development and Optimisation: Focus on Hybrid Processing Chains, e.g. Laser deposition welding and milling

The focus is on both long-term research projects and short-term service and contract research projects. In detail the following is carried out:

  • Research projects with companies, institutes and universities, often with public funding
  • Contract research for companies in the district of Neumarkt, in particular for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups
  • Consulting for innovation projects


Equipment at TC Parsberg / Lupburg

At the TC Parsberg / Lupburg, which spans several universities, equipment is available in the following areas:

  • Material analysis (micro- and macroscopes, photo documentation workstation, automatic hardness testing equipment, vibration test bench, metallography, tensile-compression testing equipment, workstations for residual stress measurement)
  • Laser material processing (four laser protection cabins with corresponding safety technology)
  • Additive manufacturing (several plastic 3D printers)
  • Mechanical manufacturing processes (CNC lathe, pillar drilling machine, belt grinder, band saw, CNC milling machine)

In addition to the equipment, various software products are also available, which in particular enable the simulative mapping of manufacturing processes (CAD/CAM/PLM programmes, FEM programmes, etc.).


Below is an overview of the publications of the members of the Technology Campus Parsberg.


Schmailzl, A.; Schröcker, K.; Gansauge, L.; Prihodovsky, A.: Potenziale von hybriden Fertigungsprozessketten. In: Baier, W. (Hrsg.): 1. TRIOKON 2019 – Die ostbayerische Transferkonferenz für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft, Regensburg (2019).



Current Job Openings


We are constantly looking for experts from various fields such as mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, industrial engineering and many more.


We're currently looking for:

Current job openings can be found in our University portal.


Unsolicited applications are best sent to:


Student Research Projects and Theses


Innovative workplaces are available at TC Parsberg / Lupburg for graduates and young scientists.

In the following you will find announcements for student research projects and theses.

We are also happy to accept unsolicited applications for the research areas as shown in the figure at the beginning.


  • Development of FEM models for the time-efficient calculation of residual stresses and component distortion during machining
  • Design of experimental designs and performance of numerical experiments
  • Evaluation and analysis of the calculation results
  • Validation of the simulation
  • Programmes: MSC.Marc/Mentat, MATLAB


Contact person: Johannes Käsbauer, M. Sc.


  • Development of thermos-mechanical models for the time-efficient simulation of additive manufacturing processes such as laser powder classing (LMD) and wire cladding (WAAM) for the prediction of component properties, residual stresses and distortion
  • Design of experimental designs and performance of numerical experiments
  • Evaluation and analysis of the calculation results
  • Validation of the simulation
  • Programmes: MSC.MARC/Mentat, MATLAB


Ansprechpartner: Maximilian Fichtl, M. Sc.


During the production of components in aluminium die casting, strong changes in temperature occur on the tool surfaces within a short period of time - so-called thermal shocks. Due to the thermal expansion, these cause mechanical stresses that lead to cracks and thus reduce the service life of the tools. Numerical simulation offers the possibility to test new concepts to improve the behaviour of the tools during thermal shocks.


  • Development of a simulation model to calculate the mechanical stresses caused by thermal shocks in die casting tools
  • Simulation-based determination of the effects that cause stresses and analysis of improvement potentials
  • Development of concepts to improve tool life time
  • Implementation of the new concepts in the simulation model and execution of simulations
  • Evaluations of the new concepts by comparison with conventional tools.

Contact: Johannes Käsbauer, M. Sc.

Events / Seminars


Due to the current situation events are suspended until further notice.


      Technology Campus Parsberg-Lupburg

      Am Campus 1

      92331 Parsberg


      Telephone: +49 9492 8384 0