PADERBORN, Germany -- Boeing, EOS Electro Optical Systems, Evonik Industries and MCP HEK Tooling have joined with the University of Paderborn to form the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC).
The companies and the university will partner to further the development of direct manufacturing processes and systems.
This cooperation builds on the expertise of the industrial partners ranging from aerospace, material production and equipment manufacturing and on the research capabilities of the University of Paderborn.
The four companies will invest into the DMRC a total of 2 million Euros over the contract period of 5 years which is equivalent to an annual contribution of 100,000 Euros per company. Additionally, the University of Paderborn will contribute 600,000 Euros.
The DMRC explicitly invites new industry partners to join the DMRC to be able to continuously expand its research portfolio.
The DMRC is scheduled to open in fall 2008.