Aalen University AAL
Aalen University is a first-class address in the university scene of Ostwürttemberg and beyond. Firmly anchored in the region but with a wide international network. The former engineering college is now a globally-aligned and praxis-oriented university with five schools, thirty-three study courses and currently approximately 5000 students.
The Centre of Optical Technology (ZOT) at the Aalen University is integrated in the schools Optics & Mechatronics as well as Mechanical Engineering. ZOT is doing research in the development of new innovative optical fabrication steps especially in the area of polishing. In parallel the ZOT serves as a technology transfer center, to provide area industries with the most up-to date technology in optical fabrication and engineering. In the last year the research is concentrated on deterministic economic polishing processes for steel, moulds, ceramics and plastics as well as on the simulation of the removal rate during polishing of glass aspheres. The research was performed in the frame of different national funded projects together with several academic and industrial partners.