Fraunhofer at the General Meeting 2018

We would like to thank Frank Schieck once again for his presentation on Industry 4.0 during our General Meeting 2018 in Lyon.
Mr. Schieck is working since 2006 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) in Chemnitz as the main department manager for sheet metal forming. Mr. Schieck studied mechanical engineering and among other things gained experience at KUKA Werkzeugbau, Schwarzenberg, from 1998 to 2006 as Engineering & Development Manager Hydroforming section. KUKA AG is one of the world’s leading suppliers of robotics as well as plant and system technology and a pioneer in Industry 4.0.

The individual presentations can be downloaded by our registered members here again as a PDF. However, anyone who did not attend the meeting and thus could not listen to the lectures, will have a little harder to understand everything.


Finally, Mr. Schieck made it clear that the Fraunhofer Institute is also the point of contact for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Quote Homepage Fraunhofer:

” The cooperation with companies, to a large extent SMEs, is the daily bread of the employees of Fraunhofer. They derive their self-conception from the fact that their work always aims at the application. Working with many different clients also ensures that Fraunhofer has extensive experience in the way people think and work. Many Fraunhofer employees have already worked in industry themselves. Intensive cooperation with industry leads to constant adaptation of Fraunhofer research to the increasing demands of companies. The high level of customer satisfaction – confirmed by surveys – shows that the Fraunhofer IWU enjoys an excellent reputation as a partner for companies. “

The size of an order, says Frank Schieck, is not decisive. It is important that even small businesses have a chance to keep up with the new technologies. Orders to Fraunhofer with a volume of less than € 1000.00 are not uncommon.

So if you are looking for a competent partner for future-oriented technologies, Mr. Schieck will be pleased to assist you as a contact person:

Frank Schieck
Hauptabteilungsleiter Blechumformung
Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik
Reichenhainer Straße 88
09126 Chemnitz

Phone +49 371 5397 1202
Fax +49 371 5397 61202
Email: Frank.Schieck(.at.)