Materials, tools, production techniques, machines and process chains are the beating heart of manufacturing industry and the extraordinarily diversified area of expertise covered by the Production Systems division. Our work is focused on the development, fabrication and adaption of production and manufacturing technologies, and on the engineering and control techniques needed in the creation of innovative products. We develop novel machines and processing strategies, optimize existing production facilities and engineer forward-looking concepts for tools. We also develop solutions for systems and process automation, control and monitoring, analyze and remove interference factors and embed novel techniques in existing process chains. On top, we support manufacturers in the development and roll-out of novel product-related services.