Research at the Institute of Micro Production Technology

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Design, Simulation, Manufacturing - Tomorrows Microtechnology

With our research, we want to overcome previous limits of micro production technology and develop systems that meet the newest requirements. We investigate how microtechnology can be used for small quantities, how measurements are possible under the most adverse conditions and how integration will look like in the future. To close these gaps, we pursue a holistic approach of a microtechnical process chain.

Design, Simulation, Manufacturing - Tomorrows Microtechnology

With our research, we want to overcome previous limits of micro production technology and develop systems that meet the newest requirements. We investigate how microtechnology can be used for small quantities, how measurements are possible under the most adverse conditions and how integration will look like in the future. To close these gaps, we pursue a holistic approach of a microtechnical process chain.

In the context of Industry 4.0, the trend in modern mechanical engineering continues in the direction of data acquisition and thus the progressive miniaturization of transducers. The research group systems integration is concerned with increasing the integration density through microtechnological manufacturing processes. In addition to the use of classical manufacturing technologies of microsystems technology, new production processes and materials are developed and applied with the aim of implementing them in small and large series. This opens up the possibility for small and medium-sized enterprises as well as for research institutions to enter the investment-intensive microsystems technology and thus to develop products that meet the increasing requirements.

In the context of digitization, the acquisition of process data in a modern production environment plays a central role. Therefore, basic research is used to gain a deeper understanding of the technical process and to optimize the process parameters with regard to resource-efficient production. The customized development of novel sensors as a link between the process and the digital world is therefore one of the core tasks of the research group industry-oriented sensor technology.