Toolmaking is often the starting point for production. It enables and empowers companies for serial production, regardless of whether the products are for industry or for the end consumer: The majority of all products come from tools - from metal and plastic parts in cars to smartphones. Tools are unique and the wide variety of products that can be manufactured means that tool production can be extremely complex and requires enormous know-how.
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In our Business Unit "Tool and Die Making" we combine all manufacturing technologies available at the institute in the field of toolmaking. We offer companies, suppliers and customers in the tool and mold making industry holistic solutions to successfully master the various challenges of the industry. The production technologies used, such as milling or spark erosion, are relevant for a wide range of tool types - from injection molding tools to deep-drawing and punching tools.
Our goal is to transfer know-how from research and development to industry. In order to be able to provide our customers and project partners with a broad and deep range of consulting, research and development services, we cooperate closely with the WZL Laboratory for Machine Tools of the RWTH Aachen University, the WBA Aachener Werkzeugbau Akademie GmbH and the Aachen Center for Additive Manufacturing ACAM. Small and medium-sized enterprises in particular benefit from this cooperation by supporting them in introducing new technologies and process chains.