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May 12 - May 16
Tools play a decisive role in the manufacturing chain, as they substantially influence key factors such as cost, leadtime, as well as product design, quality and perfomance. Improvements in tooling, therefore, have the potential to strengthen the competitveness of virtually any manufacturing company.
This conference covers research and development within the complete scope of tooling along the entire value chain, from material design and improvements to current application trends from all parts of the world. Among many others typical applications are tools for precision blanking, massive forming, pressure die casting. Focus will be given to tool steels ranging from cold- and hot work tool steels to high speed steels and plastic mold materials. Main topics of the conference are:
- Tool requirements
- Tools in applications
- Properties of tools and tool steel
- Steel design and development
- Manufacturing of tool steels and tools using conventional and additive technologies (AM)
- Processing of tools including machining, heat treatment and surface conditioning
- Simulation and Modelling