The production of machines, equipment and precision components is one of the important branches of the Czech manufacturing industry. It is no different in Liberec region. Mechanical engineering has a very long and varied tradition there. It covers the entire chain of fields ranging from research, development, innovation through equipment design to the development and implementation of new technologies. Top-quality machines developed and manufactured in the region travel into the whole world. The sector represents an important item of exports and employment in the region. It absorbs a large number of top experts who have graduated (not only) at the local Technical University.
The engineering tradition in the Liberec Region is intertwined with the industries that have shaped our region. It was necessary to satisfy the demand for glassmaking and textile machines, and so unique ideas began to turn into reality. We can mention the patent for machine cutting of chatons by Daniel Swarovsky, a native of Jiřetín pod Bukovou, later patents for spindleless spinning and technology for the production of nonwovens by the VÚTS research institute, or the latest Nanospiders by Elmarco, among others. Engineering in the region currently satisfies the requirements of a wide range of industries. These mainly include automotive, glass, textile, engineering, food, printing and electrical industries and the fields of energy, medicine and membrane processes.
The professional capacities of the Technical University in Liberec are key features in the field of science and research. In particular, its Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Mechatronics, Informatics and Interdisciplinary Studies and the Centre for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation (CxI). The second important workplace is the VÚTS Engineering Research Development Centre. It is an application-oriented research organization that became famous in the past thanks to its success in the development of textile machines. Nowadays it has a much wider field of activity.
The trend and challenge for the future in this sector is the implementation of Industry 4.0 elements, development of cybernetic and robotic systems, human-machine interface, development of new engineering materials and structures and prototyping using advanced methods of 3D printing, lasers, etc.
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