19th International Colloquium "Tool and Die Making for the Future"


13.11.2019 - 14.11.2019

19th International Colloquium "Tool and Die Making for the Future"

Pullman Aachen Quellenhof
Monheimsallee 52
52062 Aachen
Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT 
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Bergs, MBA, WZL, RWTH Aachen
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günther Schuh, WZL, RWTH Aachen 
850.00 € 19th International Colloquium "Tool and Die Making for the Future" and
Award Ceremony "Tool Maker of the Year 2019"

595.00 € 19th International Colloquium " Tool and Die Making for the Future" and
Award Ceremony "Tool Maker of the Year 2019" (November 13 to 14) - WBA members only

Now for the 19th time, the International Colloquium “Tool and Die Making for the Future” is seen as a central meeting point for the industry. The event delivers practical recommendations in a compact form, giving companies the chance of long-term success in the market. The lectures at this year’s colloquium are given by renowned experts from the best companies in the tool and die making industry and from our own research institutes. This provides you with first-hand examples of success with a high practical relevance. As a participant, you will also have the opportunity for direct conversations with the speakers to discuss their experiences.

Eva Schug, B.A.
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08:30 Welcome Coffee and Opening of the Industrial Exhibition
09:00 Introductory Speech
09:15 German Toolmaking as „Game Changer“ – Innovative Business Models for Increasing Productivity in Series Production Processes
Prof. Dr. Günther Schuh, Director of WZL of RWTH Aachen University and Fraunhofer IPT
09:45 The Right Manufacturing Technology in Toolmaking – From Conventional Machining to Digital Integration
Gerhard Gorbach, (former) Head of Production Equipment, Julius Blum GmbH
Ralf Hildebrand, Head of Component Manufacturing, Julius Blum GmbH
10:10 29 Years of Crises, Trends and Hypes – Strategic and Operational Success Factors
Wolfgang Faßnacht, Owner of FASSNACHT Werkzeug-Formenbau
10:35 Coffee Break and Visit of the Industrial Exhibition
10:55 Life-Cycle oriented Tool Technology
Johannes Obrecht, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Board Member Production, Progress-Werk Oberkirch
11:20 Increase in Efficiency via Industry 4.0: (Partial) Automation in work plan creation, CAM-Programming and Outsourcing Decisions
Gerd Ringelmann, Senior Manager Car Powertrain Technology, Lead Production Unit Tooling, ZF Friedrichshafen AG
11:45 Strategy in fischer Tool and Die Making – Highest Customer Orientation via Industry 4.0
Bernd Ströhlein, Head of Department Tool and Die Making, fischer Werkzeug- und Formenbau GmbH
12:10 Joint Lunch and Visit of the Industrial Exhibition
13:20 Holistic Tool Supply for the Automotive Industry with Sheet Metal Processing Tools, Injection Molds and Die Casting Tools
Zoltán Mucsányi, Partner, Spinto Tool Design & Manufacturing Hungária Ltd.
13:45 Digitalized Milling Processes – Deep Process Understanding as a Pathfinder for Forecasting Capability
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bergs MBA, Director of WZL of RWTH Aachen University and Fraunhofer IPT
14:15 Coffee Break and Visit of Industrial Exhibition
14:30 Podium Discussion „Networked, Adaptive Toolmaking – Technological Knowledge and Forecasting Capability as the Key to Success?“
With representatives from German internal and external toolmaking companies and experts in research
15:45 Conclusion & Networking

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