The interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Center 136 "Function-Oriented Manufacturing Based on Characteristic Process Signatures" - in short: Process Signatures - was located at the Universities of Bremen, Aachen and Stillwater (USA). It has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) until the end of 2022.
More than 50 engineers, mathematicians and natural scientists have set themselves the goal of developing and concretizing the concept of so-called process signatures and thus introducing a paradigm shift in materials-oriented manufacturing.
The spokesperson of the SFB was Professor Bernhard Karpuschewski, and the spokesperson university is the University of Bremen. Deputy spokesperson was Professor Stefanie Reese, RWTH Aachen University.