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F. Koenigsberger

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Professor Franz Koenigsberger (1907 - 1979).

1973 Bio Note [1]

F. Koenigsberger, DSc, Dring Eh, Drhc, FlProdE, Mem ASME, Fellow, was educated in mechanical engineering at the Technische Hochschule, Berlin, subsequently becoming a research assistant in the Marine Tool Laboratory. He received his early practical training with G. Kager, Berlin and Ateliers Jaspar, Liege.

From 1936 until 1938, Franz Koenigsberger was Chief Engineer and Chief Designer for Machine Tools, Ansaldo SA, Italy and in 1939 became Chief Mechanical Engineer with Cooke & Ferguson Ltd, Manchester.

In 1947 he joined the Manchester College of Science and Technology as a lecturer, becoming a Reader in 1957, and in 1961, Professor of Machine Tool Engineering, UMIST. Professor Koenigsberger has held the office of President of the International Institution for Production Engineering Research in 1965/66, of the Manchester Association of Engineers 1965/66, and of the Manchester Technology Association 1971/72. His main fields of interest are production technology, the application of welding to structural design, and machine tool design and research.

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