Thuringian mechanical engineering meets the future


2nd Thuringian Mechanical Engineering Day at Rapid.Tech

Mechanical engineering is a key industry for the Thuringian economy; with
an annual turnover of 3 billion euros and an export quota of 37 percent, it already contributes to
10 percent of gross value added and employment within the Free State. Generative
manufacturing technologies are taking over factories more than ever. Following its successful
début with 100 participants last year, the 2nd Thuringian Mechanical Engineering Day will
take place at Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D. Organising this event is the Thüringer Zentrum für
Maschinenbau (Thuringia Centre of Mechanical Engineering), a joint project run by the Ilmenau
University of Technology, the Schmalkalden Society for Manufacturing Technology and
Development, Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences, the Ernst Abbe University of
Applied Sciences in Jena and the Günter-Köhler-Instituts für Fügetechnik und Werkstoffprüfung
GmbH (Günter Köhler Institute for Joining Technology and Material Testing) in Jena.

The Mechanical Engineering Day is taking place on 15 June 2016 in the CongressCenter of
Messe Erfurt under the slogan: “Assistance systems for mechanical engineering”. The aim of
the conference is to introduce the latest research findings and technology trends. The focus is
on the following issues:


  • Assistance systems in the automation of material flow and assembly
  • Control algorithms, sensor technology and diagnostic tools of assistance systems
  • Tools and tool components with integrated sensor and actuator technology
  • Process integrated quality assurance through intelligent metric and diagnostic systems
  • Optimisation of human-machine interfaces
  • Assistance systems for the diagnosis and operational optimisation of machines and
  • systems
  • Networking of systems and processes

The event is geared towards technical specialists and managers in the industry as well as to
scientists in mechanical and tool engineering, who are engaged not only with mechanical
engineering research, but also with cross-industry issues such as optics, micro and
nanotechnologies, new materials and robotics.
“Generative technologies are contributing to significant savings in cost and time and are
creating considerable competitive advantages for enterprises,” says University Professor and
Doctor of Engineering, Klaus Augsburg, from the coordination team at the Thuringia Centre for
Mechanical Engineering. “Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D’s unique combination of congress and
exhibition provide our event with an excellent framework.” All registered participants of the
Thuringia Mechanical Engineering Day will of course be able to visit the trade show.