Materials Processing and Technologies
The development and processing of materials represents a core element of Germany’s innovative industry culture. Both the fundamental research for “new materials” and the processing of plastic and metal semi-finished products to create industrial finished parts make a considerable contribution to industrial value added in Germany. The growing importance of new application fields - like industrial lightweight construction - requires production technologies to be adapted, with new solutions becoming a significant competitive factor. The innovative strength of the different industry sectors is thereby appreciably increased.