The department actively works together with a number of industrial concerns. For some of these it handles research and development projects, and optimisation and construction problems in subsystems of machines and facilities (MUS a.s., Rieter CZ, Behr Czech, Fezko a.s., Saurer Czech, Bosh Diesel, ORGREZ, etc.). For a long time now the department has worked together in the field of research with the Textile Machinery Research Institute in Liberec and with the Cotton Research Institute in Ústí nad Orlicí. At present these are predominantly projects resolved within the Textil II Research Centre. The department is always involved in international educational programmes. It regularly takes on and sends out students and employees as part of the SOCRATES programme and the IAESTE association. Long-term collaboration is also extended to a number of similar worksites abroad, e.g. the University of Minho, Guimaraes (Portugal), The Technical University of Dresden (Germany), Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT) Coimbatore (India), the University of Bielsko-Biala (Poland), Trenčín University in Trenčín (Slovakia), The "Gh. Asachi" Technical University of Iasi (Romania).