“Industry 4.0” is now a key word in Europe and the USA, describing the idea to make the fourth industrial revolution. With the demand of continuous innovation in manufacturing industry, China launched the “Made in China 2025” project in 2015. In both activities, the digitalization and web-based interlinking of industrial processes to further customize products play a key role. Micro/nano manufacturing is treated as one of the most important leading edge technologies in modernization of industrial processes, as it provides the basis for fabricating customized products based on physical, chemical and biological components on the micro/nanometer scale.
The organizers sincerely thank the Sino-German Center for Research Promotion for funding the First Sino-German Summer School and the Second Sino-German Symposium on Material-Oriented Micoro/Nano Manufacturing: Modeling, Experiment and Application in Bochum (Germany) from 23 to 31 August.
At the same time, our thank goes to all delegates from the various disciplines for the contribution to this symposium. We very much look forward to discussions about advances in material-oriented micro/nano manufacturing. In particular, we also welcome the participants of the summerschool on the same topic who will also join the symposium and present their research in a poster session. Thus, we wish all participants an inspiring and fruitful symposium!
Prof. Dr. Zongwei Xu, Tianjin University, China
Prof. Dr. Junjie Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Prof. Dr. Alexander Hartmaier, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany