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     Machine Tools                       8   University             21
     Special Purpose Machinery and           Non-University         23
     Automation Technology              10
     Plant Construction                 12


G·   Printing Machines
     Textile Machines
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     Materials Handling Technology,


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     Hoisting Devices                   15
     Drive and Propulsion Technology    16
     Toolmaking and Mold Construction   16



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     Precision Engineering, Sensor
     Technology, Measurement Technology 18
     New Materials – Applications for
     Machine Construction               19
A SELECTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING AND PLANT CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES IN SAXONY




                                     Source: Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH (Saxony Economic Development Corporation), VEMAS (Saxony´s Mechanical Engineering Network)
REGISTER OF COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS MENTIONED IN THIS BROCHURE
Company / Institution                                                     URL                                Company / Institution                                                      URL

Machine Tools
 METROM Mechatronische Maschinen GmbH                                     www.metrom.com                      KUKA Systems GmbH                                                         www.kuka-systems.com
 MIKROMAT GmbH                                                            www.mikromat-wzm.de*
 NILES-SIMMONS Industrieanlagen GmbH                                      www.niles-simmons.de               Precision Engineering, Sensor Technology, Measurement Technology
 Profiroll Technologies GmbH                                              www.profiroll.de                    Feinmess Dresden GmbH                                                     www.feinmess de
 Schaudt Mikrosa GmbH                                                     www.schleifring.net                 FeinwerkTechnik GmbH                                                      www.fwt-geising.de*
 StarragHeckert GmbH                                                      www.starragheckert.com              GEMAC – Gesellschaft für Mikroelektronikanwendung Chemnitz mbH            www.gemac.info
 TRUMPF Sachsen GmbH                                                      www.trumpf.com                      SITA Messtechnik GmbH                                                     www.sita-messtechnik.de
 UNION Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH Chemnitz                                    www.union-machines.com

                                                                                                             New Materials – Applications for Machine Construction
Special Purpose Machinery and Automation Technology
                                                                                                              COTESA GmbH                                                               www.cotesa.de
 LASERVORM GmbH                                                           www.laservorm.com                   FIBER-TECH Products GmbH                                                  www.fiber-tech.de
 Siemens AG Group                                                         www.energy.siemens.com              MicroCeram GmbH                                                           www.microceram.de
 SITEC Industrietechnologie GmbH                                          www.sitec-chemnitz.de
 USK Karl Utz Sondermaschinen GmbH                                        www.usk-utz.de
                                                                                                             Education & Research
 XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH                                       www.xenon-dresden.de
                                                                                                              Cetex Institut für Textil- und Verarbeitungsmaschinen gemeinnützige GmbH www.cetex.de
                                                                                                              Chemnitz University of Technology                                         www.tu-chemnitz.de
Plant Construction
                                                                                                              Cluster of Excellence »eniPROD«                                           www.eniprod.tu-chemnitz.de
 Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH – CAC                                     www.cac-chem.de
                                                                                                              Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW)                              www.htw-dresden.de
 Linde-KCA-Dresden GmbH                                                   www.linde-kca.de
                                                                                                              Dresden University of Technology                                          www.tu-dresden.de
 pro-beam systems GmbH                                                    www.pro-beam.com
                                                                                                              ECEMP – European Center for Emerging Materials and Processes Dresden      www.tu-dresden.de
 Roth & Rau AG Group                                                      www.roth-rau.de
                                                                                                              Fraunhofer Demonstration Center »AdvanCer«                                www.advancer.fraunhofer.de
 VON ARDENNE Anlagentechnik GmbH                                          www.vonardenne.biz
                                                                                                              Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS            www.ikts.fraunhofer.de
 VTD Vakuumtechnik Dresden GmbH                                           www.vtd.de
                                                                                                              Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP          www.fep.fraunhofer.de
                                                                                                              Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU         www.iwu.fraunhofer.de
Printing Machines
                                                                                                              Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS                 www.iws.fraunhofer.de
 Ferag Verfahrenstechnik GmbH                                             www.ferag-leipzig.com               Freiberg University of Mining and Technology                              www.tu-freiberg.de
 manroland AG Group                                                       www.manroland.com                   Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)                               www.hzdr.de
 Radebeul Facility of the Koenig & Bauer AG Group                         www.kba-print.de                    Hochschule Mittweida University of Applied Sciences                       www.hs-mittweida.de
                                                                                                              ICM – Institute of Mechanical and Plant Engineering Chemnitz e. V.        www.icm-chemnitz.de*
Textile Machines
                                                                                                              Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology
                                                                                                                                                                                        www.tu-dresden.de
 KARL MAYER Malimo Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH                             www.karlmayer.com                   at the TU Dresden (ITM)
 Küsters Textile GmbH, Benninger Zittau                                   www.benningergroup.com              Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI)                                   www.stfi.de
 Oerlikon Barmag, a business division of the Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG www.barmag.oerlikontextile.com    West Saxon University of Applied Sciences of Zwickau (WHZ)                www.fh-zwickau.de

Materials Handling Technology, Hoisting Devices                                                              Networks
 Kirow Ardelt AG                                                          www.kranunion.de                    Competence Center Mechanical Engineering Chemnitz / Sachsen (KMC)         www.kmc-chemnitz.de*
 VIS GmbH                                                                 www.visbelting.de                   German Engineering Federation (VDMA)                                      www.vdma.org
                                                                                                              Materials Research Network Dresden (MFD)                                  www.mfd-dresden.de
Drive and Propulsion Technology                                                                               SACHSEN!TEXTIL                                                            www.sachsen-textil.de
 GFC AntriebsSysteme GmbH                                                 www.gfc-antriebe.de                 Saxony´s Mechanical Engineering Network (VEMAS)                           www.vemas-sachsen.de*
 Siemens AG Group                                                         www.automation.siemens.com
 Spindel- und Lagerungstechnik Fraureuth GmbH                             www.slf-fraureuth.de               Further Contacts
                                                                                                              »Invest in Saxony« – Saxony's Information Portal for Investors            www.invest-in-saxony.com
Toolmaking and Mold Construction                                                                             Saxony Economic Development Corporation (WFS – Wirtschaftsförderung
                                                                                                                                                                                        www.wfs.saxony.de
 Anchor Lamina GmbH                                                       www.anchorlamina.de                Sachsen GmbH)
 AWEBA Werkzeugbau GmbH Aue                                               www.aweba.de                       Saxony State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport (SMWA)     www.smwa.sachsen.de


                                                                                                                                                                                                                   * only in German
                                                                                               mACHINe!

Welcome!
Saxony is the cradle of German machine construction. For about 200          With more than 33,000 employees in about 230 companies having a           5
years now, textile and printing machines as well as machine tools of        staff of more than 50 people, machine construction is a key branch in
global repute have been made in the region. Today, this portfolio is        Saxony’s industry. If one adds those enterprises which have less than
expanded by innovative special purpose machines and high precision          50 employees as well as suppliers and service providers, then approxi-
automation technology with specific competences in laser and electron       mately 80,000 people in over 2,000 enterprises work in machine and
beam procedures, by an efficient plant construction industry as well        plant construction. The branch accounts for about one fifth of Saxony’s
as state-of-the-art drive and propulsion, measurement, and materials        entire industrial production.
technologies.

In addition to such renowned companies as Siemens, NIleS-SImmoNS,
StarragHeckert, KUKA, KBA, and manroland, it is primarily the small
and medium sized enterprises which distinctly characterize Saxony’s
machine and plant construction with their highly innovative capabilities.
    HISToRY
                         1822                     1839                       1852                     1887                   1900                      1906                     1933                   1957                     1965                   1997

     1703                     1826                    1844                        1868                    1895                    1904                     1912                     1946 – 49              1959                      1967/68                2008



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    Johann esche            Carl Gottlieb           Johann von                  Germany’s first         The Vogt-               europe’s first one       ernst Hermann            Heinrich               manfred von              The develop-           one of the most
    builds the first        Haubold estab-          Zimmermann                  high speed color        ländische               megavolt testing         designs a uni-           mauersberger           Ardenne gets a           ment of flexible       popular exhibits
    knitting frame          lishes a machine        commences with              printing press is       maschinenfabrik         transformer is           versal offset per-       from limbach-          patent for his new       production sys-        at the euroBlech
    in limbach and          construction            the manufacture             manufactured in         AG VomAG, one           developed in             fecting press for        oberfrohna near        development,             tems begins in         is the world’s
    is the founder          workshop in             of special lathes           leipzig.                of the world’s          Dresden.                 continuous roll          Chemnitz invents       the electron beam        Saxony.                most productive
    of Germany’s            Chemnitz and            as well as drilling,                                most important                                   paper to improve         the malimo             multi-chamber                                   laser cutting sys-
    knitting machine        expands it into a       milling, and                                        producers of                                     the printing of          stitch-bonding         furnace for high                                tem – developed
    industry.               renowned spin-          planing machines       machine tools                embroidery         75 percent of all             images in news-          technology.            vacuum metal-        Planeta Rade-              by TRUmPF
                            ning machine            in Chemnitz;           from Chemnitz                machines, is       cotton machines               papers.                                         lurgy.               beul builds the            Sachsen GmbH’s
                            company.                thus, establishing     are awarded                  established in     produced around                                                                                    world’s first unit         engineers.
                                                    machine tool           first place at the           Plauen. later,     the globe come                                     Schubert &                                      type sheetfed
                                                    construction in        World exhibition             the production     from the Chemnitz         Germany’s first          Salzer Chemnitz        The develop-             offset printing
                       The first domestic           Germany.               in london.                   of looms as well   region.                   permanent                is the world’s         ment of numeri-          press. This type       Saxon
                       worsted knitting                                                                 as motor vehi-                               mold casting             largest textile        cally controlled         of construction        researchers and
                       machine is built                                                                 cles and buses                               is produced at           machine manu-          machine tools            has become             mechanical
                       in Chemnitz.             Johann Andreas                                          follows.                                     Schumann & Co.           facturer.              commences in             the standard in        engineers present
                                                Schubert builds                                                                                      in leipzig.                                     Saxony.                  modern sheetfed        Germany’s first
                                                Germany’s first                                                                                                                                                               offset printing        machine tool
                                                locomotive in                                       oskar ludwig                                                                                                              presses today.         based on parallel
                                                Übigau near                                         Kummer founds                                                                                                                                    kinematics at the
                                                Dresden.                                            one of Germany’s                                                                                                                                 emo.
                                                                                                    first electrical
                                                                                                    engineering firms
                                                                                                    in Dresden-
                                                                                                    Niedersedlitz.
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mACHINe!


   ComPANIeS
    Machine Tools                                                                         Boring mills made by the Chemnitz-based UNION Werkzeugmaschinen          Page 7
                                                                                                                                                                   Koenig & Bauer AG – one of the world‘s
                                                                                          GmbH Chemnitz corporation work reliably on all continents. The ma-       largest printing machine manufacturers –
    With more than 175 years of experience in German and US American                      chines are used, for example, to produce parts for wind turbines, con-   has a production site in Radebeul, Saxony.

    machine construction, the NIleS-SImmoNS-HeGeNSCHeIDT Group is                         struction machines, ship engines, and general machine construction.      Bottom center
    one of the most experienced manufacturers in the branch. Its product                  The latest product developments are designed primarily for tasks in      large crankshaft for marine diesel engines,
                                                                                                                                                                   manufactured on NIleS-SImmoNS’ large
    portfolio includes high precision machine tools and systems solutions                 power technology; thus, meeting the growing demand for machining         CNC machining center 50 mC.
    for the aerospace industry, the automobile industry, general machine                  increasingly larger components.                                          Bottom right
    construction, the rail and metro industries as well as machine tool and                                                                                        Complete machining of cylinder crank
                                                                                                                                                                   housings with StarragHeckert high
    mold construction. The Group is active around the globe; its corpo-                   The world’s most productive laser cutting system is a Saxon develop-     precision technology.
    rate headquarters, the NILES-SIMMONS Industrieanlagen GmbH, are                       ment. It was created by engineers of the TRUMPF Sachsen GmbH
8   located in Chemnitz, Saxony.                                                          corporation in Neukirch, lusatia. With this system, TRUmPF Sachsen
                                                                                          demonstrates its competences in the development and production of
    Customers from the vehicle, precision machine construction, aviation,                 high performance laser cutting systems with two cutting heads. The
    and power generation industries use the highly productive milling                     service portfolio also includes automation equipment for laser cutting
    centers and production lines of the StarragHeckert GmbH corporation                   systems, punching and combination machines as well as CNC controlled
    in Chemnitz for machining complex parts and structures. The company,                  machine tools for laser beam machining.
    which belongs to the Swiss StarragHeckert AG Group, has gained an
    excellent reputation around the globe as a provider of customer-specific,
    turnkey technologies.




                                   Prof. Dr. Hans J. Naumann »We’ve selected
                                   Chemnitz as our group’s headquarters to send a clear
                                   signal. A signal that machines made in Saxony are world
                                   class. Competent employees, an excellent research envi-
                                   ronment as well as intelligent state support for innovations
                                   are all essential reasons in this.«
                                   (managing Partner, NIleS-SImmoNS-HeGeNSCHeIDT Group)
Bottom left                              Based in Bad Düben, the Profiroll Technologies GmbH corporation
The Trulaser 7040 NeU made by
TRUmPF Sachsen is considered to be the
                                         stands for innovations in cold forming technology. The product port-
world’s most productive laser cutting    folio encompasses machines, tools, and technologies for profile and
system.
                                         thread rolling, spline rolling as well as cold ring rolling. Customers
Bottom center                            from the automobile and supply, aerospace, linear technology, roller
Profiroll‘s CNC spline rolling machine
Rollex HP.                               bearing, and gearbox production industries as well as producers of
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                                         fastening elements benefit from the extensive experience and expertise
Boring mill assembly at UNIoN.           of the machine tool manufacturer.

                                         Precision portals in the XXl format are a specialty of Dresden’s
                                         MIKROMAT GmbH corporation. The company uses, for example, the                9
                                         international aerospace industry for the production of large-scale parts
                                         with the greatest precision. And customers from the power technology
                                         sector are also interested in this productive technique. mIKRomAT thread
                                         grinding machines also prove their worth wherever precision and produc-
                                         tivity are paramount. In addition to the aerospace industry, this includes
                                         primarily manufacturers of roller bearings and hydraulic systems. Another
                                         business segment deals with the development of customer-specific so-
                                         lutions and technologies.
                                                                                      Dr. Frank Brinken »In 1998, the opportunity arose for the
                                                                                      Swiss Starrag corporation to merge with the Heckert factories in
                                                                                      Chemnitz. This decision has proven to be the right one. The consid-
                                                                                      erable experience of the employees in the region, the available
                                                                                      technological potential, and the superb vocational training system
                                                                                      are an excellent foundation for continued growth in the entire
                                                                                      StarragHeckert Group. With their outstanding technical colleges and
                                                                                      universities, Chemnitz and Saxony are the perfect location for us!«
                                                                                      (Ceo, StarragHeckert Holding AG)




10   Pioneering work in the development and construction of parallel kin-         Special Purpose Machinery and Automation Technology                           Top left
                                                                                                                                                                meTRom machines with integrated
     ematic machine tools is conducted by the METROM Mechatronische                                                                                             parallel kinematics prove their worth in
     Maschinen GmbH corporation located in Hartmannsdorf near Chemnitz.           Complex automation projects for the automotive, non-automotive,               numerous branches.

     Its high speed machining centers prove their worth, for example, in          and photovoltaic sectors are implemented by the USK Karl Utz Sonder-          Top center
     model and mold construction, in the automotive supply industry as            maschinen GmbH corporation from limbach-oberfrohna. The services              The mikrosa Kronos S 125 is perfect
                                                                                                                                                                for the efficient precision machining of
     well as in aerospace technology. meTRom’s innovative capability is aptly     rendered by the full range provider of special purpose machinery and          small-scale workpieces.
     demonstrated by the development of a mobile parallel kinematic machine       industrial plants in the assembly, handling, and testing technology sectors
     tool. This small-scale and lightweight innovation travels to significantly   are in great demand around the globe. The portfolio ranges from me-
     larger and heavier workpieces; thus, carrying out all machining steps        chanical and electrical design and construction to program development
     with great precision on the customer’s premises.                             and mechanical and electrical assembly/installation all the way to
                                                                                  commissioning.
     The Schaudt Mikrosa GmbH corporation in leipzig is the specialist
     for all applications revolving around centerless external grinding. Thanks   For 20 years now, the development and manufacture of turnkey, fully
     to its comprehensive expertise, the company is one of the market and         automated mounting and testing systems for mass production have
     technology leaders in an international comparison. Virtually all renowned    been the core competences of Dresden’s XENON Automatisierungs-
     manufacturers from the automobile and supply industry as well as the         technik GmbH corporation. on more than 800 systems installed around
     machine construction and roller bearing industries take advantage of         the globe, XeNoN’s customers produce, for example, sensors, metal-
     this specialized knowledge and competence.                                   plastic parts, electronic components, solar cells and solar modules,
                                                                                  connectors as well as high precision mechanical, microtechnical, and
Top left                                    mechatronic components for the automotive, electronics, photovoltaics,       11
Plant assembly at USK.
                                            and medical engineering branches.
Top center
Automatic assembly machine made by
XeNoN.                                      The Chemnitz-based SITEC Industrietechnologie GmbH corporation
                                            excels with innovative solutions for flexible assembly processes as
Top right
At the Siemens turbine plant in Görlitz.    well as with state-of-the-art systems for laser machining and electro-
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                                            chemical deburring. These products are in great demand among glob-
SITeC machining center for the production   ally significant enterprises of the automobile industry and its suppliers,
of flexible assembly, laser, and eCm
systems.                                    in the electrical engineering/electronics industry as well as other
                                            branches. The service portfolio of the systems supplier encompasses
                                            the entire product life cycle ranging from engineering to manufacturing
                                            and production all the way to after sales service.

                                            A very active participant in Saxony’s machine and plant construction
                                            industry is the Siemens AG Group. Customer-specific flat components,
                                            equipment, and systems solutions in automation technology are devel-
                                            oped and produced at the Solution Factory for Automation and Drives
                                            (WKC) in Chemnitz. low voltage switchgear combinations and system
                                            cabinets are produced for the global market at the leipzig factory for
     low voltage switchboards and systems. The Siemens Turbomachinery          Plant Construction                                                          Bottom left
                                                                                                                                                           lASeRVoRm’s laser technology opens
     equipment GmbH corporation, which is also located in leipzig,                                                                                         chicken eggs for the pharmaceutical
     manufactures compressors and turbo compressors for the process in-        The Linde-KCA-Dresden GmbH corporation, a subsidiary of the linde           industry.

     dustry. The turbine plant in Görlitz is the global headquarters for in-   Group, is one of the leading global enterprises for planning, delivering,   Bottom center
     dustrial turbine construction within the Siemens Sector energy; and the   and constructing turnkey chemical, gas, biotechnological, and pharma-       Biotechnological plant made by linde-
                                                                                                                                                           KCA.
     Siemens transformer factory in Dresden, which emerged from the Trans-     ceutical plants. It implements both linde procedures as well as licensed
                                                                                                                                                           Bottom right
     formatoren- und Röntgenwerk (TuR), is the competence center for me-       and customer-specific procedures.
                                                                                                                                                           Complexity provided by CAC.
     dium voltage and industrial transformers within the Siemens trans-
     former production network.                                                Refinery and gas technology, petrochemistry as well as inorganic
                                                                               chemistry are the business fields of the Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz
12   laser systems made by the LASERVORM GmbH corporation in Altmitt-          GmbH – CAC corporation. Due to its global experiences in engineer-
     weida weld, harden, alloy, or drill components for motor vehicles as      ing – ranging from project management to purchasing all the way to as-
     well as parts used in medical and precision engineering. They also open   sembly supervision and the commissioning of plants –, the company’s
     chicken eggs with absolute sterility under clean room conditions. This    experienced and highly qualified specialists successfully implement
     globally unique machine solution is greatly appreciated, for example,     the requirements of their customers.
     by the pharmaceutical industry during the vaccine production process.
     Individual solutions combining technology and machine construction        Intelligent coating systems come from the VON ARDENNE Anlagen-
     are the specific strong point of lASeRVoRm.                               technik GmbH corporation in Dresden. The globally active manufac-
                                                                               turer of equipment for industrial vacuum processes in plasma and elec-
Bottom left                            tron beam technology looks back on many years of experience in the             VTD also develops and produces technology and customer-specific
large chamber machine made by
pro-beam with a volume of approx.
                                       development and production of coating systems for photovoltaics and            vacuum coating systems for functional and decorative PVD hard material
600 cubic meters.                      architectural glass. Its flexible machine platforms as well as compre-         coatings, for optical precision coatings as well as for specific tasks in
Bottom center                          hensive services permit precisely customized configurations that meet          vacuum technology. VTD cooperates closely with research institutions
Assembly of metallization systems at   specific customer requirements.                                                in Saxony to develop new technologies.
VTD.


                                       The globally active pro-beam Group is a leading international supplier         Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Hohenstein-ernstthal, the
                                       of electron beam technologies. machine and plant construction are              Roth & Rau AG Group develops plasma technologies to process sur-
                                       united at the pro-beam systems GmbH corporation in Neukirchen near             faces according to specific customer requirements which are then trans-
                                       Chemnitz. electron beam systems made in Saxony are used around                 formed into the requisite systems concepts. Roth & Rau generates more
                                       the globe by customers in the sectors vehicle construction, building           than 90 procent of its turnover in the photovoltaics industry. The com-     13
                                       materials technology as well as the aerospace industry. They are also          pany, which employs about 800 people at diverse locations around the
                                       in great demand at leading research institutions.                              globe, is one of the leading providers of production equipment for the
                                                                                                                      solar industry.
                                       one of the market leaders for metallization systems is the VTD Vakuum-
                                       technik Dresden GmbH corporation. one of its latest developments
                                       is a short-cycle sputtering system for the metallization of 3D plastic
                                       parts which can be specifically integrated into fully automated produc-
                                       tion lines with upstream and/or downstream manufacturing processes.




                                                                                              Robin Schild           »Saxony has been and continues to be the place of
                                                                                              creative minds. We see ourselves in the tradition of our founder and
                                                                                              patron manfred von Ardenne. The values which he represents, namely,
                                                                                              scientific curiosity and the systematic quest for innovative, technical solu-
                                                                                              tions which are economically feasible determine all of our actions. With
                                                                                              intelligent coating systems, we’re assisting our customers around the globe
                                                                                              in quickly making alternative energy production competitive. We’re also
                                                                                              helping save energy. For example, with insulating glass coating systems: In
                                                                                              this sector, we’re the market leader.«
                                                                                              (President & Ceo, VoN ARDeNNe Anlagentechnik GmbH)
14   Printing Machines                                                           Ferag Verfahrenstechnik GmbH is a company of the WRH Walter                 Top left
                                                                                                                                                             more than 100 years of printing machine
                                                                                 Reist Holding AG Group. The Ferag Group’s competence center for             construction in Radebeul are continued
     The »set-up time world champions« in sheetfed offset printing come          processing technology is located in leipzig. Its core competence is the     today in Koenig & Bauer AG’s production
                                                                                                                                                             site.
     from Saxony. With its comprehensive product portfolio ranging from          development and manufacture of post-press components and systems.
     half-size to super large formats, the Radebeul Facility of the Koenig &                                                                                 Top center
                                                                                                                                                             manroland’s educational center in Plauen
     Bauer AG Group ceaselessly introduces innovations to the market             Textile Machines                                                            has a long tradition. This assures the
                                                                                                                                                             availability of qualified employees for
     which provide better productivity, quality, upgrading, profitability, and                                                                               the production of top products also in
     environmental protection in printing processes. The company’s pro-          Warp knitting machines and special solutions for the production of          the future.

     found knowledge and expertise makes it one of the technological             technical textiles are developed and built by the KARL MAYER Malimo         Top right
     leaders for sheetfed offset printing presses. more than 80 percent of       Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH corporation in Chemnitz. The company             Wintrax, oerlikon Barmag’s new manual
                                                                                                                                                             winder for winding up carbon fibers.
     the machines are exported.                                                  continues the tradition of the malimo stitch-bonding technology which
                                                                                 was invented in Saxony. Geotextiles, textile surfaces made of glass and
     The manroland AG Group is the world’s second largest manufacturer           carbon fibers for the aviation and space industry, vehicle construction,
     of printing systems and the global leader in webfed printing. The cor-      or wind turbines as well as new, breathable fabrics for vehicle interiors
     porate site in Plauen is synonymous with the production of webfed           are produced on diverse warp-knitting and stitch-bonding machines.
     offset presses for newspaper and illustration printing including the
     requisite paper supply systems.                                             High tech systems and components for filament production and
                                                                                 processing are developed and manufactured at the Chemnitz location
                                                                                 of Oerlikon Barmag, a business division of the Oerlikon Textile GmbH
Top left                                      & Co. KG corporation. Its core competence includes spinning and               15
malitronic® mUlTIAXIAl for the pro-
duction of glass fiber reinforced plastics,
                                              winding systems for such special yarns as monofilaments, carbon fibers,
a machine made by the KARl mAYeR              or glass fibers. In the oerlikon Barmag Technical Centers in Remscheid
malimo textile machine factory in
Chemnitz.                                     and Chemnitz, superbly educated and trained engineers and technicians
                                              develop innovative and leading technological products for the world
Top center
Küsters NC turning lathe TUR.                 of tomorrow.
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Kirow slag port carrier »Slag Taurus« in      The Zittau-based Küsters Textile GmbH corporation is a systems sup-
a steel plant.
                                              plier in the field of textile wet finishing. The company, which is part of
                                              the Swiss Benninger Group, possesses comprehensive competences in
                                              roller manufacturing and thin sheet metal processing; in particular,
                                              chromium nickel steel. The service portfolio also includes the installation
                                              and commissioning of mechanical and electrical components and
                                              modules.

                                              Materials Handling Technology, Hoisting Devices

                                              The Kirow Ardelt AG corporation with its production sites in leipzig
                                              and eberswalde is the global market leader for rail cranes which are
     renowned for their great flexibility and elegance as well as for slag port       Printing machines, container cranes, solar power systems, stage engineer-       Bottom left
                                                                                                                                                                      3D coordinate measurement, part of
     carriers and double jib level luffing cranes. Together with the Bremen-          ing, escalators, lifts, and bottling plants are only some of the applications   GFC’s quality testing.
     based Kocks Krane GmbH corporation, the global market leader for                 where products made by the Coswig-based GFC AntriebsSysteme GmbH
                                                                                                                                                                      Bottom center
     Goliath cranes, the companies have joined forces in the Kranunion                corporation ensure the right movement and power transmission. The com-          Grinding worm shafts at GFC.
     corporation whose experts develop technical concepts and continuously            pany, a special supplier of worm gear units and drive systems, develops
                                                                                                                                                                      Bottom right
     optimize them.                                                                   and produces individual drive solutions and customized products for             motor spindles made by Spindel- und
                                                                                                                                                                      lagerungstechnik Fraureuth.
                                                                                      clients around the globe.
     Drive and Propulsion Technology
                                                                                      The Spindel- und Lagerungstechnik Fraureuth GmbH corporation has
     Industrial and rail propulsion systems made by the Siemens Industrie-            more than 1,000 customers in more than 40 countries. The company
16   getriebe GmbH corporation in Penig run on all continents. With its               is a renowned manufacturer of roller bearings and machine tool spindles.
     gear construction kit, the company has developed numerous branch-                The products are used in machine tool and textile machine construction,
     specific solutions for industrial applications. In the rail propulsion sector,   rail technology, the automotive supply industry, in wind turbines, and
     its customers include leading european and Asian rail vehicle manu-              many other branches.
     facturers. The Siemens Gusstechnik GmbH corporation in Wittgensdorf
     manufactures premium cast products for drive systems. These castings             Toolmaking and Mold Construction
     are used for products in power generation and transportation as well as
     raw material extraction and processing.                                          Automobile manufacturers around the globe trust the competences of
                                                                                      KUKA Systems GmbH’s Tools and Dies Business Unit. Specific press
Bottom left                                  dies for vehicle body components are developed, designed, and manu-
measuring a part during quality testing at
KUKA Systems.
                                             factured at the corporate site in Schwarzenberg. The company’s specialists
                                             produce forming dies and cutting tools in all sizes and degrees of com-
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milling shop at AWeBA Aue.                   plexity for diverse metal materials.

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Quality testing at Anchor lamina.            Its specific expertise in forming, blanking, and die casting tools makes
                                             the Aue-based AWEBA Werkzeugbau GmbH Aue corporation one of eu-
                                             rope’s most modern machine tool enterprises. AWeBA’s high tech solutions
                                             for powertrains are in great demand around the globe. For the electric
                                             motor industry, AWeBA manufactures tool kits across the entire product
                                             portfolio – ranging from very small motors all the way to large generators.           17


                                             The Anchor Lamina GmbH corporation in Chemnitz is a special manu-
                                             facturer for the european auto, machine, and tool construction industries.
                                             The company, a member of the North American Anchor Danly Group,
                                             develops and produces special plates, steel and welding constructions,
                                             column-guide frames as well as standards and components for tool and
                                             device making. Anchor lamina has comprehensive competences in blank
                                             cutting tools in the coil cut style, special purpose plants, and press peripheries.
     Precision Engineering, Sensor Technology,                                    duction are the particular strong points of the FeinwerkTechnik GmbH    Bottom left
                                                                                                                                                          New air-bearing gantry made by Fein-
     Measurement Technology                                                       corporation from Geising. The company develops and produces drive       mess Dresden.
                                                                                  engineering components and precision parts. The products prove their
                                                                                                                                                          Bottom center
     The Feinmess Dresden GmbH corporation has established itself on              worth all over europe, for example, in the gas industry, machine and    Assembly at FeinwerkTechnik in Geising.
     the global market as an engineering firm for high precision positioning      plant construction, heating and furnace construction, measurement and
                                                                                                                                                          Bottom right
     solutions. In close cooperation with its customers, the corporate staff      equipment technology, safety engineering, environmental engineering     SITA clean line CC, control unit for opti-
                                                                                                                                                          mal process management.
     develops and produces, for example, ultra-precision linear and rotary        as well as the photo-optical industry.
     tables, nano-positioning systems with innovative Piezoleg drives, and
     compact XY stages for scanning applications; innovative systems for          Industrial cleaning processes are properly controlled and monitored
     extreme environmental conditions, for example, in strong magnetic            with systems solutions provided by Dresden’s SITA Messtechnik GmbH
18   fields or in ultra-high vacuums as well as innovative air-bearing systems    corporation. The company is the global leader when it comes to
     and suitable controllers. Its partners and / or customers include, for ex-   measurement and control technology for the fully automated continuous
     ample, enterprises in the semiconductor, laser, and optical industries,      monitoring of process liquids through surface tension measurements
     the sectors biotechnology and measurement instrument technology,             as well as inspecting the cleanliness of metal parts through fluores-
     the aviation industry as well as research institutes in more than 25         cence measurements. This permits cleaning processes to be carried out
     countries around the globe.                                                  in optimal quality and efficiency.

     Great flexibility and the ability to quickly implement customer projects     Inclination sensors and control systems for construction and agricul-
     ranging from the definition of a specific task all the way to mass pro-      tural machinery as well as for ship and hoisting technology are the
Bottom left                         signature products of the GEMAC – Gesellschaft für Mikroelektronik-         photovoltaics, nozzle technology as well as general machine construction
equipping an autoclave at CoTeSA.
                                    anwendung Chemnitz mbH corporation. The acknowledged service                where they help solve mechanical wear and tear problems.
Bottom center                       provider for individual research and development as well as produc-
Programming plants and systems at
CoTeSA .                            tion in measurement and sensor technology provides its clients with         The mittweida-based COTESA GmbH corporation provides one-stop
                                    customized, comprehensive solutions ranging from sensor and ASIC            solutions along the entire process chain which revolve around the
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Production at FIBeR-TeCH.           design to electronic components all the way to the development and          production of fiber reinforced composite components. The company
                                    manufacture of its own products. They have become invaluable                specializes in the mass production of high quality parts for the aviation
                                    around the globe in machine and vehicle construction as well as in          industry. Its focus is on complex CFK profiles as well as extremely
                                    medical and automation technology.                                          lightweight, multi-dimensional sandwich structures. The company is
                                                                                                                integrated into the aviation industry’s long-term purchasing programs.
                                    New Materials – Applications for Machine Construction                                                                                                   19
                                                                                                                The FIBER-TECH Products GmbH corporation in Chemnitz turns glass
                                    located in meißen, the MicroCeram GmbH corporation operates with            fiber and carbon fiber reinforced two-component plastics into housings,
                                    great success as a flexible and competent service provider on the expand-   casings, and protective devices for machines, heavy duty rotor blades
                                    ing market for such technical ceramics as aluminum oxide or zirconium       for wind turbines as well as façade elements and many other products.
                                    oxide. The company covers a broad range of activities ranging from          The company’s innovative power is reflected by more than 40 patents
                                    prototypes all the way to mass production. The primary fields of ap-        and utility models. The Group, which has two plants at its corporate
                                    plication for microCeram products are found in medical engineering,         headquarters in Chemnitz, also runs production sites in Poland, the
                                    dental technology, laser and sensor technology, vacuum technology /         Czech Republic, Romania, and Serbia.
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                       mACHINe!


     eDUCATIoN & ReSeARCH
Left                                        University                                                                 and rail vehicle engineering, lightweight engineering, aerospace engineer-
In Dresden University of Technology‘s
lecture hall center.
                                                                                                                       ing, power engineering, production engineering, textile and clothing
                                            A top address for instruction and research in mechanical engineering       technology, and bio-processing technology. mechanical engineering
Bottom left
examining a micro-injection molding         is Chemnitz University of Technology. Students acquire professional        research also focuses on these fields. Technology and knowledge trans-
machine at Chemnitz University of Tech-     qualifications in such fields as mechanical engineering, microtechnol-     fer is carried out between the university and the business community
nology.
                                            ogy / mechatronics, production systems, systems engineering, technical     in such competence centers as the CImTT Center for Production Tech-
Bottom center
Vacuum lab at Dresden University of
                                            communication, and industrial engineering. In research, the focus is       nology and organization, the Innovation Center for lightweight Con-
Technology.                                 on product development, production, microtechnology / mechatronics,        struction, and the Center for Virtual mechanical engineering.
Bottom right
                                            media systems and media technologies, production technologies, print
Under the name Uni-Wind Freiberg e. V.,     media technologies, virtual reality technologies, I & C technologies in    Freiberg University of Mining and Technology provides a combination
students at Freiberg University of mining
and Technology are developing small         product development, package solutions for technical systems, process      of materials science and technology in its education that is unique in all   21
wind turbines of the third generation       chain optimization, intelligent production facilities, new material use    of Germany. In close contact with industry, the future materials engineers
which are designed to supply individual
households with electric power.             as well as adaptronic concepts.                                            are educated and trained to become experts in metals, ceramic materials,
                                                                                                                       electronic and sensor materials as well as composite materials. mechani-
                                            Dresden University of Technology provides education and training           cal engineering, environmental engineering, process engineering as well
                                            focused on mechanical engineering in the general fields of mechanical      as materials technology / foundry technology are additional fields of
                                            engineering, mechatronics, process engineering, materials science,         studies. A focal point of research is in the development of new high per-
                                            and chemical engineering. Students can specialize in such fields as, for   formance composite materials made from steel and ceramics. That is
                                            example, general and constructional mechanical engineering, automotive     why the German Research Foundation’s Collaborative Research Center
     SFB 799 »TRIP matrix Composite« was established in Freiberg. In order      The Faculty of mechanical engineering and Process engineering at          Bottom left
                                                                                                                                                          Test measurements at the WHZ of
     to include the experiences and to consider the requirements of partners    Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW) educates and trains          Zwickau’s Institute for Production Tech-
     from industry early on in research, the SFB founded its own industrial     engineers in the three modularized mechanical engineering programs        nology.

     advisory board.                                                            in general mechanical engineering, vehicle engineering, and production    Bottom center
                                                                                technology which award the traditional German »Diplomingenieur«           Universal testing machine with tensile
                                                                                                                                                          specimen in the materials technology lab
     mechanical engineering, industrial management and engineering as           degree. modern laboratory facilities assure a high degree of applied      at HTW.
     well as textile and leather technology are essential, applied educa-       research. Research is conducted in modern manufacturing processes         Bottom right
     tional programs for machine and plant construction at the West Saxon       like laser beam and forming technology as well as quality assurance       Bogie measurement in the production
                                                                                                                                                          measurement technology lab at HTW.
     University of Applied Sciences of Zwickau (WHZ). At the Institute for      in production. Additional focal points include fluid analyses and cal-
     Production Technology, scientists implement research tasks for factories   culations, research in drive and propulsion systems, after-treatment of
22   and production organization, production technology as well as materials    exhaust gases and vehicle climate control systems, measurement tech-
     and quality management. The research unit machine construction is          nology as well as hydraulics in mobile and stationary machines and
     focused, for example, on the sectors hydraulic and pneumatic drive         components.
     and control systems, machine elements – threaded connections, assem-
     bly technology, control technology for machine tools, tribology / fuels    laser technology is a special field of research at the Hochschule Mitt-
     and lubricants as well as machine tools.                                   weida University of Applied Sciences. The university’s laser institute
                                                                                has cutting edge laser systems in all wavelengths and power ranges
                                                                                which are available for the education and training of students as well
                                                                                as research in the fields of laser macro and micro machining, laser
Bottom left                                  machining of ceramic materials, and laser coating. A laser micro-
RoFeX, the world’s quickest X-ray tomo-
graph, generates up to 7,000 images per
                                             machining center was established together with partners from the
second; the HZDR uses it to examine          region. The education and training of students is carried out in the
flows and materials.
                                             specialized fields laser technology and photonics within the program
Bottom center                                of physical engineering.
System for the specific, modified exami-
nation of new materials for future storage
technologies at HZDR’s Institute of Ion
Beam Physics and materials Research.
                                             Non-University
Right
HZDR’s electron accelerator elBe is also
                                             New materials and safety research are two focal points of the research
designed for the production of neutrons      center Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). In the new
which are used to analyze materials for a
new generation of nuclear power plants.      materials sector, the scientists focus primarily on thin layers, nanostruc-
                                             tures, magnetic materials, semiconductors for microelectronics, opto-
                                             electronics, metal and material films for biomedical and tribological
                                             applications, crystal growth and foundry technology, material analysis,
                                             ion and plasma technologies. Safety research encompasses primarily the
                                             design, sensors, and materials required for safety in power plants as well
                                             as in chemical and process engineering. With its unique facilities like the
                                             elBe accelerator, the high magnetic field laboratory, or the ion beam
                                             center, the HZDR provides a wide variety of services ranging from con-
24   tract research, consultation, continued education and training, licens-    Diamond coated ceramics or thermally sprayed hard metal layers give       Top, far left
                                                                                                                                                          Testing facility at Fraunhofer IWU in
     ing, and analysis all the way to material modifications and production.    tools and components which are exposed to considerable stress such        Chemnitz.
                                                                                as, for example, mechanical seals in pumps and drawing dies in forming
                                                                                                                                                          Top, second from left
     With 14 institutes, Saxony is a research hub of the Fraunhofer Society.    tools a longer service life with improved operational performance. Such   Wear-resistant ceramic mouthpiece for
     The development of machines, processes, and materials for the invest-      innovative solutions come from the Dresden-based Fraunhofer Institute     the extrusion of honeycomb profiles
                                                                                                                                                          made from silicon carbide at AdvanCer.
     ment goods industry is a primary focus of this research.                   for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS which excels with three
                                                                                                                                                          Top, second from right
                                                                                competences: materials expertise, production technologies and systems,    Diamond-coated slip ring seal made by
     The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology          and product integration.                                                  Fraunhofer IKTS.

     IWU is one of the world’s most renowned research and development                                                                                     Top far right
     centers in the field of production technology in automobile and machine    The Dresden-based Fraunhofer Demonstration Center »AdvanCer«,             Fraunhofer IWS: Remote laser beam
                                                                                                                                                          cutting on an exhaust gas heat exchanger.
     construction. The highly qualified employees in Chemnitz and Dresden       a project of the Fraunhofer High-Performance Ceramics Alliance,
     conduct research in the core competence fields adaptronics / mecha-        researches innovative ceramic systems solutions. By using high-per-
     tronics, machine tools, microproduction, machining technology, forming     formance ceramics in existing and new systems, it is possible to create
     technology, joining and assembly technology as well as virtual reality.    entirely new combinations of mechanical, electrical, thermal, and
     The service portfolio in the field of production engineering ranges from   chemical properties. Thrust chamber coatings, antifriction bearings,
     feasibility studies to technological optimization all the way to machine   and implants demonstrate the innovative applications in energy tech-
     development. The Fraunhofer IWU is also considered to be a pioneer         nology, machine and plant construction, or medical engineering.
     in the field of energy and resource efficiency in production technology.   AdvanCer also provides consulting and transfer as well as educational
                                                                                and training services for manufacturers and application firms.
                                                                                                                      Research Highlight
                                                                                                                      Saxony is strategically expanding its top position in materials
                                                                                                                      research with the ECEMP – European Center for Emerging
Top left                                 laser technologies like laser welding, cutting, coating, hardening, clean-   Materials and Processes Dresden. 37 professors from               25
Coated with Fraunhofer FeP electron
beam and plasma technologies: mirrors    ing as well as surface technologies like deposition welding and thin film    Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Dresden
for the newly restored Green Vault in    technologies are the focal points of the applied research conducted at       University of Applied Sciences, and Freiberg University of
Dresden.
                                         the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in             mining and Technology are participating in the 14 sub-
Top right                                Dresden. With its most recent developments, the institute has made a         projects of the excellence cluster. Four institutes of the
embedded microelectronic circuit, a
step towards self-diagnosing and self-   valuable contribution towards the industrial use of remote laser beam        Fraunhofer Society, two of the leibniz Association, one of
regulating systems in multicomponent
materials; an eCemP project.
                                         welding and remote laser beam cutting. This has reduced production           the max Planck Society, and one of the Helmholtz Associa-
                                         times and increased flexibility in many production engineering tasks.        tion also participate through the professorships. The scien-
                                                                                                                      tists are developing multicomponent materials for power
                                         The development and use of electron beam and plasma technologies             engineering, environmental technology, and lightweight
                                         are the core competences of the applied research conducted at the            structures which are all relevant for the future. They are
                                         Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP             uniting competences in all material classes such as metals,
                                         in Dresden. With the help of these technologies, it is possible to, for      plastics, natural substances, and ceramics as well as the
                                         example, apply special layers to displays, create forgery-proof labels,      entire value creation chain – from the atom to complex
                                         or mirrors for the newly restored Green Vault in Dresden. The Fraunhofer     components. This diversity is considered to be unique in
                                         FeP also researches solutions for the medical engineering, renewable         all of Germany. The platform of international materials re-
                                         energies as well as machine and plant construction branches.                 search is open to interested young scientists in the eCemP’s
                                                                                                                      International Graduate School. The colleges of material
                                                                                                                      modeling, materials for energy Storage and Conversion as
                                                                                                                      well as materials for lightweight Structures provide excel-
                                                                                                                      lent prerequisites for scholarship holders from Poland,
                                                                                                                      China, the Ukraine, Zimbabwe, and Germany to produce
                                                                                                                      high caliber scientific dissertations.
     Innovation and cooperation are closely linked to one another in the            of Chemnitz University of Technology, Cetex unites the findings of basic       Bottom left
                                                                                                                                                                   Working on a raschel machine at STFI.
     ICM – Institute of Mechanical and Plant Engineering Chemnitz e. V.             research conducted at the university with its own applied research in
     The expertise and competence of the business and scientific commu-             order to develop new machine and handling technologies which can               Bottom right
                                                                                                                                                                   manufacturing unidirectional carbon
     nities are united in strategic networks. The institute sees itself primarily   be applied in mass production so as to meet the increased demand for           fiber structures at Cetex.
     as a partner of small and medium sized enterprises. Research and               continuous fibers in textile semi-finished products as reinforcements
                                                                                                                                                                   Right
     development are initiated and implemented in networks. ICm also                of lightweight structures and the manufacture of preforms.                     Spacer fabric structure developed by
                                                                                                                                                                   Cetex.
     conducts tests and promotes the technological transfer of innovative
     ideas for products and services. The research fields are not just limited      With about 600 partners and / or customers in more than 60 countries,
     to traditional plant and special machine construction but also include         the Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) at Chemnitz University of
     the sectors new technologies and such dynamic branches as medical              Technology is one of the leading international textile research and test-
26   engineering, environmental technology, microsystems technology, and            ing facilities. It assumes a leading position in nonwoven textile research
     mechatronics.                                                                  as well as the further development of the malimo stitch-bonding technol-
                                                                                    ogy which had been invented in the Chemnitz region in 1949. Starting
     The Cetex Institut für Textil- und Verarbeitungsmaschinen gemein-              with the constantly changing requirements for machines and plants in
     nützige GmbH in Chemnitz is a research institution for textile and             the manufacture of technical textiles, STFI and its developments create
     processing machine construction. As a partner of machine construction          an important link between textile manufacturers and textile machine
     and the processing industry, the institute develops technologies and           construction. The institute develops, for example, textile semi-finished
     machines specifically for the production of technical textiles with appli-     products out of fiber reinforced plastics for machine components.
     cations primarily in lightweight construction. As an affiliated institute




                                                                                                 Research Highlight
                                                                                                 The objective of the scientists in the high tech Cluster of Excellence »Energy Efficient Pro-
                                                                                                 duct and Process Innovations in Production Technology« (eniPROD) is to make a valuable
                                                                                                 contribution towards the emission-free factory of the future. This is realized by optimizing the
                                                                                                 degree of efficiency in the production and use of energetic interactions and / or production
                                                                                                 process cycles in association with the use of renewable energies. With this project, Chemnitz
                                                                                                 University of Technology and the Fraunhofer Institute for machine Tools and Forming Tech-
                                                                                                 nology IWU are among the winners of the Saxon state excellence initiative. Both institutions
                                                                                                 unite the excellent research fields available at the knowledge venue Chemnitz in energy
                                                                                                 efficient production which will be a decisive success factor in the future.
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   NeTWoRKS
28   Saxon machine and plant construction enterprises as well as branch             solutions for diverse branches. The center focuses on research projects       Top left
                                                                                                                                                                  multi-axial stitch-bonding technology for
     related research institutions augment their individual strengths through       in the field of energy efficient production technology, for example, to       the development of textile reinforcements
     cooperation. These efforts are supported by Saxony’s Mechanical                minimize friction and wear in axes of rotation with the help of micro-        for structural strengthening and repair
                                                                                                                                                                  at Dresden University of Technology’s
     Engineering Network (VEMAS). It assists the branch in developing               structuring and coating as well as simple, low-cost changes in produc-        Institute of Textile machinery and High
     new products and technologies, opening up new markets and business             tion systems.                                                                 Performance material Technology (ITm).

     fields as well as recruiting and safeguarding a pool of qualified employees.                                                                                 Top right
                                                                                                                                                                  Conveyor belts made by VIS GmbH
                                                                                    Competence in materials science and high tech as integral components          Treuen.
     machine parts, hoisting and handling equipment, abrasive technology,           of modern, efficient machine construction are united with extraordinary
     roller covers, damping elements, filter systems, and seals are essential       diversity in the Materials Research Network Dresden (MFD). Twenty
     fields of application for technical textiles. Ultra-modern fiber structures    university, non-university, and industrial research institutions, including
     are needed in virtually all industrial plants today. The network initiative    the institutes of Dresden University of Technology as well as the Fraun-
     SACHSEN!TEXTIL supports manufacturers in strengthening their market            hofer, leibniz, and max Planck institutes, all cooperate successfully in
     position further. Initiating and designing market-oriented research and        network projects, major investments, and the transfer of research
     development projects as well as moderating the cooperation among               results into industrial applications.
     commercial enterprises are the network’s primary focal points.
                                                                                    The largest branch network of the investment goods industry – the
     The Competence Center Mechanical Engineering Chemnitz / Sachsen                German Engineering Federation (VDMA) – is active in Saxony, the cradle
     (KMC) unites 30 machine construction companies, research institutions,         of German machine construction, through the Regional Association
     engineering firms, and service providers. The partners provide complete        east and unites more than 100 commercial enterprises in the Free State.
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Editor                               Page 7    Koenig & Bauer AG Group
Wirtschaftsförderung
Sachsen GmbH                         Page 8    NILES-SIMMONS Industrieanlagen GmbH; StarragHeckert GmbH
(Saxony Economic
Development Corporation)             Page 9    TRUMPF Sachsen GmbH; Profiroll Technologies GmbH;
www.wfs.saxony.de                              UNION Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH Chemnitz

                                     Page 10   METROM Mechatronische Maschinen GmbH; Schaudt Mikrosa GmbH
Text composition
in cooperation with                  Page 11   USK Karl Utz Sondermaschinen GmbH; XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH;
Ina Reichel / freelance journalist             Siemens AG Group; SITEC Industrietechnologie GmbH
www.ma-reichel.de
                                     Page 12   LASERVORM GmbH; Linde-KCA-Dresden GmbH;
Graphic design
                                               Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH – CAC                                                 WIRTSCHAFTSFÖRDERUNG
VOR Werbeagentur GmbH
                                     Page 13   pro-beam systems GmbH; VTD Vakuumtechnik Dresden GmbH
                                                                                                                                    SACHSEN GMBH
www.vor-dresden.de
                                     Page 14   Koenig & Bauer AG Group; manroland AG Group;
This brochure was created                      Oerlikon Barmag (Oerlikon Textile GmbH & Co. KG)
in cooperation with                                                                                                                 WE OFFER
VEMAS                                Page 15   KARL MAYER Malimo Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH;
(Saxony´s Mechanical                           Küsters Textile GmbH, Benninger Zittau; Kirow Ardelt AG                            • the latest data on Saxony’s economy and business
Engineering Network)
www.vemas-sachsen.de                 Page 16   GFC AntriebsSysteme GmbH;                                                            environment,
                                               Spindel- und Lagerungstechnik Fraureuth GmbH / A. + A. Körner
VDMA Ost                                                                                                                          • customized business site location services,
(German Engineering Federation,      Page 17   KUKA Systems GmbH; AWEBA Werkzeugbau GmbH Aue; Anchor Lamina GmbH                  • procurement of contacts with regional decision makers,
Regional Association East)
www.vdma.org/ost                     Page 18   Feinmess Dresden GmbH; FeinwerkTechnik GmbH; SITA Messtechnik GmbH                 • information on opportunities for financial support
                                     Page 19   COTESA GmbH; FIBER-TECH Products GmbH                                                and subsidy programs,
Editorial deadline: 2010
                                                                                                                                  • access to branch networks in Saxony,
                                     Page 20   Dresden University of Technology / Karsten Eckold
                                                                                                                                  • assistance in opening up new markets, and
                                     Page 21   Chemnitz University of Technology;
                                               Dresden University of Technology / Karsten Eckold;                                 • in initiating cooperative partnerships.
                                               Freiberg University of Mining and Technology / Eckardt Mildner

                                     Page 22   West Saxon University of Applied Sciences of Zwickau (WHZ) / Wolfgang Thieme;
                                               Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW )                                        WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
                                     Page 23   Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) / Jürgen Lösel
                                                                                                                                    Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH
                                     Page 24   Fraunhofer   Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU;
                                               Fraunhofer   Demonstration Center »AdvanCer«;
                                                                                                                                    Bertolt-Brecht-Allee 22
                                               Fraunhofer   Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, EagleBurgmann;     01309 Dresden, Germany
                                               Fraunhofer   Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS
                                                                                                                                    Phone: +49 351 2138 0
                                     Page 25   Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP;
                                               ECEMP – European Center for Emerging Materials and Processes Dresden                 Fax:     +49 351 2138 399
                                                                                                                                    info@wfs.saxony.de
                                     Page 26   Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) / Stefan Möbius;
                                               Cetex Institut für Textil- und Verarbeitungsmaschinen gemeinnützige GmbH             www.wfs.saxony.de
                                     Page 27   Cetex Institut für Textil- und Verarbeitungsmaschinen gemeinnützige GmbH
                                                                                                                                    www.invest-in-saxony.com
                                     Page 28   Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology at the
                                               Dresden University of Technology (ITM); VIS GmbH
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