Deutsche Industrieverband für optische, medizinische und mechatronische Technologien e.V. [the German Association for Optical, Medical and Mechatronic Technologies - SPECTARIS] represents high-tech SMEs in Germany. Products from the consumer optics, photonics, precision engineering, mechatronics or medical technology fields are at home in almost every sphere of life. As key/crossover technologies they are used in most branches of industry, rendering these branches important drivers for the German economy.
The non-profit-making association PHOTONICS BW e.V. was set up in July 2000 with the aim of “strengthening strengths” to promote optical technologies in Baden-Württemberg. In subsequent years from 2001 to 2009, Photonics BW was supported by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung [BMBF - German Ministry for Education and Research] and became the network of expertise for optical technologies in Baden-Württemberg. Photonics BW now combines over 60 members from industry, SMEs, start-ups and research, as well as banks and consulting facilities.
Our parent company, IST METZ GmbH, gives us access to a broad network of expertise.
VTD is a manufacturer of technology-specific and customer-specific vacuum-coating units. VTD develops modifiable vacuum units for environmentally-aware, functional or decorative coating of plastics and metals, as well as glass and ceramic.