With Prof. Dr. Ing. Bahman Azarhoushang's appointment to the professorship of manufacturing engineering, a  new high profile area of research focus "ultraprecision machining", is being set up at the university. This is in line with the three key technologies, "Production engineering", "Microsystems engineering" and "Nanotechnology", which have been identified in the high-tech strategy of the state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg. The new research focus strengthens the existing efforts of the work group towards application oriented research in the area of production and offers the far-sighted opportunity to contribute with new scientific insights to the two other key technologies .

The "Laboratory for Microchip removal and Free-formed surfaces" LMF is an integral part of KSF.

The Kern Pyramid-Nano which was funded by the DFG and the state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg is a fundamental part of the laboratory.