VDMA Textile Machinery bestows young engineers with totally EUR 17500

Peter D. Dornier, member of the board of VDMA Textile Machinery, and Chairman of Walter Reiners Trust for the enhancement of engineers, has bestowed five young talents. Various entrepreneurs and managers of German Textile Machinery were present on September 18, 2018, at the official ceremony in the Digital Capability Centre (DCC) in Aachen, Germany

From left to right:: Eric Otto, Prof. Thomas Gries, M.Sc. Susanne Fischer, Prof. Klaus Meier, Dr. Benjamin Weise, Prof. Gunnar Seide, Alon Tal, Jan Merlin Abram, Peter D. Dornier

The promotion prize in the category doctorate was attributed to Dr.-Ing., Benjamin Weise from ITA Institute for Textile Technology of RWTH Aachen. He researched a complex production process to manufacture modified multi-filament yarns and created new prospects for the development and the production of textile charge carriers.

For her master’s work, Ms. M.Sc. Susanne Fischer has solved a very demanding task, systematically, and in totality regarding the integration of motion sensors in a finger glove.

The creativity price went to the Team Jan Merlin Abram and Alon Tal from ITA Aachen, as well as to Eric Otto of the Institute für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik (ITM) in Dresden, Germany. The students Abram and Tal have created a scientific guide for the interpretation of hybrid morphing textiles. In addition to the classic functions in conventional and, in particular, composite applications, locally defined, functionally effective joint, torsion, expansion and compression mechanisms can be integrated into the textile.

Prize winner Otto has made a concept study for the development of a circular knitting machine with a variable needle cylinder leading to a further flexibility of circular knit processes.