Prime discipline of mechanical engineering
If we were to pick one prime discipline of German mechanical engineering, the machine tool industry would definitely be a favourite. Thanks to the contribution it has made to innovation and advancements in productivity throughout industry as a whole, it is of great economic importance, and of course, it can look back at a long tradition. Additive manufacturing is continuing this tradition. Shapes and structures formerly thought of as impossible to attain can now be produced by additive means.