Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and pneumatic products. This globally-minded, family company headquartered in Esslingen, Germany, has become the performance leader in its industry over the last 40 years, thanks to its innovations and problem-solving competence in all aspects of pneumatics and to its range of training programmes, unique throughout the world. The use of air as a working medium, the simplest drive principle in the world, has led to the company’s present comprehensive range of over 30,000 automation products available in several hundred thousand variants. 61 independent national Festo companies around the world with over 250 regional offices in 176 countries ensure that advice, service, product quality and reliability precisely meet customers’ needs in all the industrial regions of the world. Today, more than 300,000 industrial customers round the globe place their trust in Festo’s problem-solving competence.

Festo is responsible for the development of design-strategies for 3D-printable bio-inspired joints and the evaluation of the final demonstration and contribute to define design specification and material requirements for mass customized artificial joints for robotic arms, and design and simulation of test-structures for digital materials.



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73734 Esslingen, Germany