Production of mechatronic components and systems for the automotive, industrial/automation and medical technology sectors. These include plastic hybrids, 3-D MID products and inclination sensors.
Alumina Systems manufactures customer-specific ceramic-metal composite components from the high-performance material aluminum oxide. In the area of semiconductor packages up to 6 inches chip diameter, we supply around 60 % of the world market and produce more than 200,000 components per year in the series soldering process. However, core technologies such as dry pressing, metallizing, passive and active soldering in a continuous furnace and electroplating are also used to manufacture products for our other business areas such as vacuum, laser, X-ray and measurement technology.
Automatisierungstechnik Niemeier GmbH develops, produces and distributes components, systems, machines and software for electronics manufacturing. This includes soldering technology and soldering robots as well as complete dispensing technology and machines for SMT production. Further product areas are soldering systems for the production of solar modules as well as heating with induction and thermode systems.
Printed circuit boards and 3D printing
As an innovative and independent research company, the blz helps users to make the laser tool usable for their production processes. Long-standing customers rely on our cross-technology competences in the field of applied laser technology to realise their goals: laser material processing and process analysis, additive manufacturing, laser system technology, optical simulation, laser protection and knowledge transfer.
Celanese Corporation is a global chemical leader in the manufacture of differentiated chemical solutions and specialty materials used in most major industries. We make products that make life a little better by helping our customers bring their inspiring ideas and innovations to life. With our broad product portfolio from the core segment Material Solutions, we improve the further development of products in the automotive industry, for example, or enable life-enhancing products in the fields of medicine or household appliances. From Dallas to Frankfurt to Shanghai, Celanese has a global network of administrative offices, commercial facilities, technology centres and over 40 production sites or joint ventures.
Development, production and sale of epoxy moulding compounds
ECPE e.V. is an industry-led European research network in the field of power electronics (founded in 2003). Today, the network comprises more than 200 organizations consisting of companies and universities/ research institutes throughout Europe. The main topics of the network are pre-competitive collaborative research, education and training of engineers and public relations for power electronics.
The Ensinger Group is engaged in the development, production and distribution of compounds, semi-finished products, composites, finished parts and profiles made of engineering plastics. The further development of tried-and-tested manufacturing processes, new applications and international expansion have earned the family-owned company a place in the top tier of its industry.
Mr. Philipp Braeuer
91088 Erlangen, GER
Phone: +49 (0) 911 5302 9101
The Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg is a recognized institute for teaching and research in the area of automation and mechatronic systems, with a interdisciplinary development of holistic optimization to serve the welfare of the people.
The FED represents the interests of 700 members, including PCB designers and manufacturers, EMS companies, EDA companies, process and technology service providers as well as suppliers of manufacturing equipment, software and consumables. The FED provides its members in Germany, Switzerland and Austria with orientation and support in technical business processes and decisions. The focus of the association’s work is the preparation and transfer of specialist knowledge and the in-service qualification of electronics designers and electronics specialists.
Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design IEM
Mr. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Jürgenhake
33102 Paderborn, GER
Phone: +49 (0) 5251 5465 -118
In the Integrated Mechatronic Systems group, we develop strategies, methods, tools and prototypes that are enablers for the Internet of Things. The focus is on spatially integrated products that are characterised by increased intelligence and increasing networking. The development of technology potentials, e.g. for additive manufacturing, forms the starting point – from empowerment to conception to joint prototype development. A significant focus could be placed on linking generative and selective metallising manufacturing technologies.
Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU
Mr. Moritz Frauendorf
Noethnitzer Strasse 44
01187 Dresden, GER
Phone: +49 (0) 351 4772-2230
The Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU is the driving force behind innovations in the field of production technology research and development. The focus of science and contract research is on components, methods and processes as well as the associated complex machine systems for the automotive, aerospace and mechanical engineering industries. Within the Adaptronics Department, the institute is concerned with the development of functionally compressed adaptronic systems and the further development of innovative production processes for the economic manufacture of these.
Highly functional SMD machines are of utmost importance in order to be able to produce reliably working components and assemblies. For almost 40 years, Fritsch has successfully stood for comprehensive and flexible solutions in SMT technology – from stencil printers to SMD placement machines.
Connectors, Turnery, Surface Coating & 3D-MID
Heicks is the only service provider in Germany that manufactures electronic assemblies in accordance with the European standard for the aerospace and defence industry EN 9100, coats these assemblies with Parylene and can subsequently remove the mask from bonding points or connection surfaces using a laser. Customers can receive both the complete PCB/assembly including Parylene coating up to device assembly, as well as the Parylene coating as an individual service offer from Heicks. Of course, customer-specific solutions can be developed and implemented. Today, Heicks stands for innovative and high-quality solutions, among others for the fields of aviation, medicine, automotive, e-mobility, railway technology and industrial electronics.
Henkel has a balanced and diversified portfolio worldwide. With strong brands, innovations and technologies, the company holds leading market positions with its three business sectors – in both the industrial and consumer businesses. Henkel Adhesive Technologies, for example, is the global market leader in adhesives. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care business sectors, the company is a leader in many markets and categories.
Henkel was founded in 1876 and looks back on a 140-year success story. In fiscal 2021, Henkel generated sales of more than 20 billion euros. The company employs around 53,000 people worldwide who form a dedicated and diverse team – united by a strong corporate culture, a common corporate purpose and shared values. Henkel’s leading role in sustainability is confirmed by many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed on the DAX. Further information can be found here.
Additive manufacturing of optical components and systems
Research in the field of materials
Plastic composite and metal processing
Development and construction of vapour phase soldering systems
Institute for Manufacturing Technology of Ceramic Components, University of Stuttgart
Mr. apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Frank Kern
70569 Stuttgart, GER
Phone: +49 (0) 711 685 68233
The IFKB is concerned with the manufacture of ceramic components and composites, and its competencies include both the fundamentals of materials and the technical manufacturing aspects along the process chain from ceramic powder to the finished component.
Cable assembly and metal processing
LDS Additives, Functional Pigments
Institute of Polymer Technology (LKT) of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
Mr. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dietmar Drummer
Am Weichselgarten 9
91058 Erlangen, GER
Phone: +49 (0) 9131 85-29700
The main research areas of the Chair of Polymer Technology at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg include additive manufacturing, new materials and material properties, processing as well as joining technology and tribology. The testing laboratories, which are equipped with the latest equipment, also allow in-depth analytical investigations in the areas of microscopy, thermal and mechanical analysis. Furthermore, the Chair of Polymer Technology also deals with cross-sectional topics such as material selection, filler preparation, failure analysis and simulation of processing procedures and component properties. The aim of the chair is to work out the interrelationships between materials, processing and design and their influence on component properties. Simulation and digital process chains are important tools for this.
MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions is a leading supplier of specialty chemicals for fabricators, assemblers, and original equipment manufacturers.
Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics (MEP) is a leading supplier of engineering plastics and focuses on developing new materials to meet the changing needs of end users whilst at the same time supporting customers’ product development activities. In all aspects of its operations, the Company is guided by the belief that building close partnerships with customers is the way to conduct business successfully. Continuing to be a global leader in high performance Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) materials, we meet the rapidly-changing design and functional requirements of the infotainment market for applications such as smart phones, smart watches, tablets, and ultra-thin notebooks, as well as the stringent demands of the automotive and medical markets.
More precision – worldwide
Micro-Epsilon stands for innovation and continuity, as well as for sustainable growth and striving for more precision. The high-precision sensor solutions are used in particular in industrial automation, mechanical engineering, aerospace applications, the electronics and automotive industries as well as in battery and semiconductor production. The sensors are often adapted to the customers’ applications and all come from a single source. They are developed, produced and distributed by Micro-Epsilon. Sensor technology from Micro-Epsilon solves measurement tasks for variables such as displacement, distance, position, inclination, acceleration, colour and temperature or implements the robot-supported 3D inspection of matt and glossy surfaces using high-tech inspection systems.
As a leading metallisation company in this technology, we supply flexible and three-dimensional PCB moulds as an individual combination of electrical and mechanical design.
Our core competences:
- chem. Copper plating, nickel, gold and silver
- Galvanisation : Refinement (gold surface, etc.) of MID parts
- Plating on plastic: full-surface and selective
Printed Electronics Systems and Applications, analysis and definition of products and value chains
Neotech AMT GmbH develops and manufactures systems for 3D printed electronics (3D PE). In this process, different application-specific manufacturing technologies are integrated in multi-axis systems together with the corresponding CAD/CAM software in order to combine the advantages of printed electronics with conventional electronic components and increasingly additively manufactured structures or substrates.
Precision and micro injection moulding
Development and production of highly complex electromechanical precision components for the microelectronics and automotive industries
Powerlyze GmbH offers its customers both standard-compliant reliability tests from all areas of environmental simulation and test methods developed individually to meet specific needs. Need-based qualification routines are of particular importance for MIDs with significant CTE mismatch in the multi-material structure. Especially with regard to highly accelerated processes, test techniques are offered that are not only sustainably resource-efficient, but also enable a considerable reduction in development and qualification times. Material characterisation and analysis are also in the service portfolio. In the field of power electronics, Powerlyze GmbH specialises in integrated testing of inverters from the renewable energy & e-mobility sectors with a combination of load routines and meaningful characterisation intervals.
The company was founded in 1873 in Schalksmuehle, Sauerland, and has been developing communication technology products and systems for more than 60 years. Rutenbeck manufactures at two locations in Germany and guarantees consistently excellent product quality and availability through seamless production monitoring. The development department, which is also located directly at the headquarters in Schalksmuehle, ensures a prompt implementation of new products from the idea to market maturity. Over the past 20 years, the company has developed into a specialist in the field of data network technology. The product range includes both passive and active components. With Rutenbeck’s products, a future-proof network infrastructure can be comfortably realised. Since its foundation in the 19th century, the company has been continuously family-owned.
Increasing complexity and demands of organisation, marketing and sales overwhelm many entrepreneurs. Positive development can be made possible through the right system and knowledge. The right system and sensible, established processes can solve 90% of the problems in your organisation. The right implementation can be very simple. Salcon helps you to do this. The aim is to create the basis for sustainable growth in turnover through the acquisition of prospects and orders and to maintain customer satisfaction through service. Once these tasks have been fulfilled, the entrepreneur can work on the company and not in it, thus ensuring future growth.
Complete solutions for soldering processes and automatic production lines
SENIN TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
Mr. Atsushi Kawasaki
501 Nihonbashi Life Scinence Bldg
103-0023 Tokyo, Japan
Phone: +81 – 3 – 6661 – 9380
Frauenauracher Strasse 80
91054 Erlangen, GER
Sunway Communication is a world leading provider of RF connectivity related and other performance-critical components and modules. The company involves in all stages of the product value chain: research, development, sales and manufacturing. The main products of Sunway are Antennas, 3D-MID, Wireless Charging modules and Soft Magnetic Materials, RF front-end components, EMC/EMI solutions, Cables and Connectors, Audio/RF modules and more.
World-leading connectivity and sensor solutions – EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS
Laser Processing, 3D-MID, Testing & Inspection
Scanning electron microscopes, Focused Ion Beam Systems, X-ray Microscopes
The wbk Institute of Production Engineering is dedicated to application-oriented research, teaching and innovation in the field of production engineering at KIT.
Surface mount technology (SMT) equipment and factory automation (Robotics) supplier
Services in electronics manufacturing