Mechanical technology

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Mechanical technology is a subject at technical universities and includes procedural science (conversion of raw materials into semi-finished and finished products), material processing and the associated test procedures . The subject area established itself as an independent discipline around 1810. Today, this traditional discipline is mostly embedded in a larger context at universities through the newer lecture subject "Technology of Materials" and its content continues in the newer lecture subject.

In a narrower sense, it deals with the processes for processing, reshaping or deforming solids and surface technology . The test methods include a.

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  • A. Kopecky, R. Schamschula: Mechanical technology. 4., rework. Ed., Springer, Vienna 1977, ISBN 3-211-81409-4
  • Paul Schimpke, Hermann Schropp, Rolf König: Technology of mechanical engineering materials: materials science, materials testing, materials processing. 18., completely reworked. u. exp. Ed., Hirzel, Stuttgart 1977, ISBN 3-7776-0312-0
  • Jürgen Ruge, Helmut Wohlfahrt: Technology of materials: production, processing, use. 9., revised. u. update Ed., Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden 2013, ISBN 978-3-658-01880-1
  • K.Kruse, D.Venschott: Properties and potential uses of new wood-based materials in construction , Institute for mech. Technology of wood, Hamburg 2001
  • Eckhart Blaß: VDI Society for Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering , Saur Verlag, Düsseldorf 1984

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