Competence Cluster Micro SystemTechnology Rhine-Main
The German mst-Netzwerk Rhein-Main e.V. is a young initiative, founded in 2004, with more than 30 members in the Rhine-Main area. It comprises manufacturers, users and suppliers of micro system technological products as well as several excellent research organisations and universities. The aim is to promote science and research, to intensify basic research and support projects involving knowledge transfer to industry.
What do we do and what do we offer to our members?
We offer to our members excellent information and contacts in the fields of research and developmentproductionmarketing and salesThe additional benefits for our members are the personal contacts, low search efforts, a broad range, the regional proximity as well as company and institution visits.
Research and development
Traditionally, industry, universities and technical colleges work very closely. This cooperation is enforced by mst-Netzwerk.Thus, common research applications have been scripted leading to projects in a total amount of over 3 million € during last year. Further applications are in evaluation. Measurements of new materials and components were executed at the universities, and feasibility studies elaborated.Design and simulationProduction
Normally, high-tech products need specialised cooperation and comprehensive division of work. Participating in mst-Netzwerk, this cooperation can actively be formed. Within the Rhine-Main area, there are numbers of highly specialised companies providing:manufacturing of sensors and microsystemsfoundry service of micro mechanical componentsconstruction and joining technologynew materials, nano materials – manufacturing, characterisationoptics and micro opticsMST serviceThe application of highly specialised micro components can be supported via mst-Netzwerk.