Company profile

Innovative diversity is our strength

Founded in 2003 as part of the TU Dresden Aktiengesellschaft group (TUDAG), Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH (LZS) is now one of Germany’s leading development partners in the field of „Functionally integrative systematic lightweight construction in multi-material design“. The Dresden Model (Hufenbach, 1995) has established itself nationally and internationally for modern lightweight system construction – including high-tech developments in China.

The company’s success is attributable to the bundling of the unique pool of expertise available in Dresden and the surrounding region. This is based on a cross-material and cross-product systemic solution approach that covers the entire development chain. In addition to adapted joining techniques, this also includes smart materials, adaptronic structures and networks with sensors and actuators.

An interdisciplinary development team of engineers and technicians combines outstanding knowledge and skills in the fields of aeronautics, automobile and vehicle manufacturing, machine building and plant engineering. The portfolio of services provided by the company ranges from feasibility studies, design, material characterization and structural and process simulation to prototype manufacturing, process development and structural testing. The product development is accompanied by a certified quality management system.

Strategic partners

ILK-LZS-KORROPOL – A Strong Family

As a spin-off, we remain closely linked to the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK) of Technische Universität Dresden in terms of both our location and areas of focus. Close cooperation with the ILK ensures that our development activities are always at the cutting edge of research and technology, and in turn enables our customers to benefit from the institute’s outstanding research in the fields of material, methodological and process development. Access to the technological advances achieved at the ILK allows us to transfer those innovations to market-ready products in cooperation with our customers. Our neutrality is guaranteed by our strict focus on the development side of this process. During the industrialization and series production phases we are supported by another strategic partner in the shape of Leichtbau-Systemtechnologien Korropol GmbH (LSK). The fact that we also actively and unreservedly support the transfer of technology to other industrialization partners meets with particular approval amongst our customers.