6th Thuringian Engineering Day: On the way to climate-friendly production

What will production of the future look like? How can companies meet the requirements of digitalization? And how do they manage to use fewer resources in the manufacture of their products in the interests of sustainability? These questions were discussed at the 6th Thuringian Mechanical Engineering Day of the "Thüringer Zentrum für Maschinenbau" (ThZM).

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In Erfurt, companies from the manufacturing sector and representatives from the scientific community exchanged views on new developments in the field of mechanical engineering.

Around 80 representatives from business, politics and science met in Erfurt on October 12, 2022 to learn about the future of production at the 6th Thuringian Engineering Day. Key questions, such as how Thuringian companies can meet the disruptive challenges with digitalization and sustainability, were answered.

In addition to an exciting keynote on the topic, companies presented their latest developments as a result of joint research with ThZM partners. There was also plenty of time to exchange ideas with the speakers and participants of the event and to discuss the further development of production in Thuringia. Dr. Andreas Patschger, head of the ThZM coordination office, summarized the outcome of the discussions:

The lively interest in the Thuringian Mechanical Engineering Day shows the need of Thuringian companies to increasingly deal with decarbonization and resource-saving processes. Material and energy efficiency in manufacturing not only protects the environment, but also the wallet. Today it became clear that digitization is not an end in itself, but is increasingly being used in companies for economic reasons. ThZM supports the Thuringian economy with its expertise on modern production technologies on the way to climate-friendly production.

The "Thüringer Zentrum für Maschinenbau" (ThZM) sees itself as an innovation partner for the manufacturing industry in the application of modern mechanical engineering technologies. With its expertise, the ThZM supports industrial companies across the entire process and manufacturing chain and provides competent cooperation partners for the solution of your development tasks. Among other things, the center focuses on the optimization of manufacturing processes and workflows, resource efficiency in production and the minimization of wear.


Dr.-Ing. Andreas Patschger

Head of the Coordination Office of the "Thüringer Zentrum für Maschinenbau"