Markus Westermeier earned his doctorate at the Institute of Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2016, where he headed the Department for Machine Tools. In addition, he has experience as managing director of a manufacturing company, extensive production know-how and a broad network in production technology. In 2018 he founded the CNC machining platform Spanflug, together with Adrian Lewis and Johannes Schmalz. In the management of Spanflug he is responsible for production engineering and sales. Markus Westermeier co-developed the idea for Spanflug, when he experienced the inefficient procurement process as a customer as well as a production service provider and recognized the potential for both customers and suppliers. The Spanflug platform is online since October 2018. By means of an instant quotation and online ordering, customers can place manufacturing orders in one minute and receive fast and flexible access to manufacturing capacities. Suppliers, on the other hand, can accept suitable orders at the click of a mouse and to utilize their manufacturing to the point.