The Professorship of Design Technology/CAD at the Institute of Machine Elements and Machine Design belongs to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the TU Dresden. Their competences are especially in the effective application of computer science, design and assembly methods as well as 3D visualization techniques in mechanical engineering and beyond. The Professorship of Design Technology/CAD is member of the Zentrum Virtueller Maschinenbau (ZVM) of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The employees have extensive know-how in the fields of product data management, 3D-digitalization and reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, design engineering and 3D visualization technology as well as production-oriented design. Furthermore, competences in the field of processing of medical images, the construction and modelling of 3D-objects for medical tasks as well as experiences and competences in the production of medical and other individual components via additive manufacturing and milling processes exist for a few years now.

A close cooperation with the laboratories of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and the Produktionstechnisches Zentrum (ProZeD) of the faculty guarantees a competent and broad application-oriented research environment and beyond this also consulting services for small and medium-sized enterprises. The institute is equipped with a Trumpf laser cutting machine and technically qualified staff which is versed in dealing with CAD and CNC technology.