MDC Max Daetwyler AG announces that their Dayton, Ohio division has become an independent company with a focus on research and development. The new Daetwyler R&D Corporation will target new markets for advanced micro-machining including printed electronics, specialty coatings, films, and other similar uses. Examples of current development projects include high-precision position and environmental controls to permit accuracies of less than 1 micrometer. To exhibit these capabilities, Daetwyler R&D can produce special application cylinders for customers at the Dayton facility.
Daetwyler R&D will also market their expertise in sub-micron control, engineering and machining to external companies who need project design assistance. If necessary, other Daetwyler facilities can be called upon to manufacture highly-accurate parts, bringing all aspects of a project under one company.
Part of their on-going responsibilities to MDC Max Daetwyler AG, is the primary development of gravure engrave heads, the Collage Layout System, and the GRAVOSTAR 857 engraver. Gravure printing is an industry Daetwyler R&D will continue to support, with new products planned for exhibition at Drupa 2008.
Company officers are Dipl. Ing. Udo Dittmar, President, and Eric Serenius, Vice-President. Mr. Dittmar has multiple engineering degrees and has gained many years of international experience in electronics, software, printing and business while working for companies such as Siemens, Philips, Kettner, ATG and Max Daetwyler. He has been Operations Manager of the Daetwyler division in Dayton for six years prior to his new responsibilities as CEO of Daetwyler R&D Corp. Mr. Serenius has a Masters degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville. His work experience includes time at General Electric, Texas Instruments, and Ohio Electronic Engravers before joining Daetwyler eight years ago. Mr. Serenius has numerous patents issued in his name.
MDC Max Daetwyler AG is a second-generation family-held company with a focus on both the printing industry and engineering/manufacturing. Headquartered in Bleienbach Switzerland, Daetwyler is a leader in rotogravure printing. A worldwide network consisting of 40 subsidiaries and agencies supports the industry with high-precision machines, doctor blades and pre-press equipment. While the printing industry is a main focus, the fact that all equipment engineering and manufacturing is done in-house shows the level of competency available to third-party companies requiring this expertise.
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