As leading institute for resource-efficient production, we are your research and development partner in the sunrise branches of automotive and mechanical engineering. We develop intelligent production systems and efficiency technologies for the manufacture of body and power train components, and we optimise the related forming and cutting production processes. Regarding the lack of resources, a most efficient use of raw materials and energy is essential. In this context, material and energy-efficient innovations for complete production engineering process chains are the focus of our research work. In cooperation with partners from mechanical engineering and the automotive industry, we develop solutions to improve resource efficiency and prepare them for industrial implementation.
With a staff of about 450 employees in the key competencies of machine tools, forming and metal cutting, adaptronics/mechatronics, joining and assembly technology as well as virtual reality, we are currently one of the most important research and development facilities in the field of production sciences. In the future, we will systematically pursue the strategy of a production optimised by resource efficiency.
Year of establishment1991
Business activitResearch and development
for production technology