On December 5th and 6th 2017, the 4th International Polymer Congress is to take place and the focus will be on the exchange of expert know-how and the establishment of contacts with branch decision-makers.

We look foward to joining you for practice-related and innovative presentations from high-ranking lecturers from various areas of the plastics branch, as well as the scientific community, during the 4th International Polymer Congress at the Schloss Puchberg in Wels.

PROFACTOR will present a robot-based inkjet printer and its solution related to 3D priting with polyolefins.

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DI Daniel Fechtig PhD
Head of Functional Surfaces and Nanostructures

+43 72 52 885 423

Virtual, Augmented oder Mixed Reality ziehen immer stärker in den Unternehmens-Alltag ein. Sie sind keine netten technischen Spielereien mehr, sondern bieten unterschiedlichste Anwendungen und neue Geschäftsmodelle.

Der Impulsvortrag von PROFACTORianer, Harald Bauer, informiert Sie über  Augmented Reality – Technologie und Anwendung in der Produktion.

Verschaffen Sie sich beim Praxisforum einen kompakten Überblick zu aktuellen Forschungsergebnissen sowie praktische Anwendungen aus unterschiedlichsten Unternehmensbereichen und Branchen.

Teilnahmegebühr € 49,–

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Ihr Ansprechpartner

Dr. Andreas Pichler

+43 72 52 885 306

We invite you to visit our smart factory lab on the 22th November. Different demonstrators of research projects will be presented to give you an overview of the future of robotic – the robotic that considers intelligent cooperation with humans.

– XRob: easy robot configuration
– IGUS: low-cost robots for everyone
– Assistme: new user interface for more acceptance of robots
– Siam: Augmented Reality for maintenance
– addmanu: robot-based inkjet printing on curved surfaces

Our researchers are looking forward to answering your questions. The event is open to the public, with advance registration requested via e-mail: verena.musikar(a)profactor.at

The OpenLAB tour is part of the project SMART FACTORY HUB. The main objective of the Smart Factory HUB project is to improve framework conditions for innovation in the area of “smart factory”. Therefore we invite SMEs and the public to inform themself of current developements in the factory of the future.


This project is funded within the Strategic Economic and Research Program “Innovative Upper Austria 2020” by the Government of Upper Austria.


Your Contact

Dr. Andreas Pichler

+43 72 52 885 306

In September 2017, the 3rd edition of the Add+it 2017 (Symposium on ADDitive Manufacturing and Innovative Technologies), focused on Polymers, will take place, in Steyr, AT ( September 28 – 29, 2017, Museum Arbeitswelt).

The Programm is online now.

Around 130 internationally recognized experts from industry and academics will present and discuss the current state of research, highlights of their technology and trends in the market.


Early Bird: Get a discount of 70 EURos until 15th of August and register now.


The topics that will be covered at the Add+it:

  • Focus on Additive Manufacturing with Polymers
  • 10 plenary talks from science and industry
  • Parallel Sessions:
    • AM for medical applications
    • Material Development
    • Integrated Electronics
    • Micro/Nano 3D-Printing
    • Training and Education for AM, “Qualifizierungsnetzwerk – PolyGenFerOS“
  • Industrial Exhibition

Further information on detailed program, venue and registration will be available soon on the frequently updated conference website:



Mini Maker Faire (September 29-30, 2017)
There is the possibility to visit the new Makerspace of Steyr during the Mini Maker Faire on September 29 from 14:00 to 19:00. Makers come to show their creations and share their learnings. A 3D-printing LAB with novel technologies is part of the maker space. The association „Steyr Werke“  establishes the Makerspace in Musuem Arbeitswelt (Symposium location) in April 2017. The maker space is situated at the ground floor of the symposium location.

Your Contact

Dr. Thomas Fischinger
Functional Surfaces and Nanostructures

+43 7252 885 411

In May 2017, the 7th edition of the NIL Industrial Day symposium will be held in Berlin, Germany (May 2-3, 2017). The NIL Industrial Day is the major event supplementing the academic and scientific oriented conferences with the aim to inform industrial early adopters and those companies evaluating to invest in Nanoimprint Lithography (NIL) as manufacturing method on the status of NIL for production purpose.





Tentative program – NILindustrialday 2017

The tentative program will cover the following topics …

  • Nanopatterning Applications in Lilfe-Sciences & Photonics
  • Industrial Nanopatterning: Solutions
  • Inudstrial Nanopatterning: Production
  • Future Visions & Associated Technologies


Confirmed speakers at NIL Industrial Day 2017 are …

  • Hiroshi Goto, Toshiba Machine (Japan)
  • Anja Boisen, DTU NANOTECH (Denmark)
  • Karen Chong, IMRE (Singapore)
  • Martin Eibelhuber, EV Group (Austria)
  • Eleonora Storace, Süss MicroTec (Germany)
  • Marc Verschuuren, Philips SCIL Nanoimprint Solutions (Netherlands)
  • Theodor Nielsen, NIL Technology (Denmark)
  • Nikos Kehagias, Nanotypos (Greece)
  • Hayden Taylor, Simprint (USA)
  • Herbert Kleinjans, AMO GmbH (Germany)
  • t.b.d., PiXDRO (Netherlands)


Take advantage and be involved in …

  • Technology discussions initiated by 20 oral contributions
  • Several hours of networking opportunities with approx. 100-130 highly skilled participants
  • Newest developments displayed at the technical exhibition


Further information on detailed program, venue and registration will be available soon on the frequently updated conference website:


NILindustrialday 2016

Nanoimprint lithography @ PROFACTOR

Your contact

Dr. Michael Mühlberger
Functional Surfaces and Nanostructures

+43 7252 885 253

Printing on a sport shoe with a robot-based inkjet printer was one of the highlights at the InPrint 2016, the exhibition for industrial print technology, from 15th to 17th of November in Milan, Italy.

In cooperation with Ardeje, PROFACTOR presented an inkjet printer prototype for printing on curved surfaces supported by a robot.

The capability of the robot assisted printing on 3D objects was demonstrated with printing of a green grass design on sport shoes with ink receptive 3D Haptic coatings provided by the Chinese company HUAFENG. Perfectly programmed by PROFACTOR Engineers, the robot made the job with high reliability and repeatability. For many visitor, the demonstration was the most impressive innovation presented at the InPrint show 2016.


The prototyp was developed in the  addmanu project

PROFACTOR (robotics, process development) and TIGER Coatings (ink) are together developing the robot assisted printing system in a ongoing national funded project. addmanu is a national flag ship project for research, development and the establishment of additive manufacturing  with more than 20 partners from universities and industry. Apart from the project, ARDEJE developed the inkjet printing engine.