Work groups: benefit from experience together

 

Not everyone has to reinvent the wheel! Collaborating in the VDWF work groups, the tool makers come up with solutions that nobody would come up with by themselves. So, participants meet to compare knowledge and exchange best practices. The "Industry 4.0 in Tool Making" work group started a few years ago, to make it possible for smaller companies to master this challenge as well.

The VDWF currently has the following work groups:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • ERP
  • Moulders’ Meeting
  • Marketing Directors’ Meeting
  • Masters’ Meeting
  • Sustainability / Future Viability
  • Quality Management
  • Punch and Die Makers’ Meeting
  • Contract Law
  • Tool Making 4.0

External experts are invited to help answer questions as required. The number of participants ranges from 12 to 15, but with over 50 people attending some special events. The locations of the specialist meetings rotate among participating companies. This has the added benefit of allowing practical application of theory to the different companies visited.

Questions regarding the work groups?

Claudia Michel
VDWF branch office Schmalkalden

+49 (0)162 3567853
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Questions regarding online work groups?

Ralf Dürrwächter
VDWF branch office Schwendi

+49 (0)7353 98860 15
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Head of work group «Moulders’ Meeting»

Dr. Jens Buchert
Managing Director of Karl Walter Formen- und Kokillenbau

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Head of work group «Marketing Directors’ Meeting»

Arno Gozzi
Head of Marketing at Meusburger

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Head of work group «Contract Law»

Dr. Claus Hornig
Head of Corporate Consulting at Claho

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Head of work group «Sustainability/Future»

Dr. Wolfram Heger
Managing Director of Dr. Heger + Experten

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Heads of work group «Tool Making 4.0»

Patrick Winkler und Tomek Kawala
Division Manager Tool and Mold Making at Konzelmann / Consultant at Tebis Consulting

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Head of work group «Masters’ Meeting»

Marco Messmer
Head of Mold Construction at Stolz & Seng

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Head of work group «Additive Manufacturing»

Prof. Dr. Stefan Roth und Prof. Dr. Julian Polte
Professor at the Schmalkalden University of Applied Sciences / Head of Production Systems at the Fraunhofer IPK

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Head of work group «Quality Management»

Dr. Mario Schubert
Managing Director of Process Gardening

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Head of work group «Punch and Die Makers’ Meeting»

Gerald Schug
Managing Director of Huissel

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Head of work group «Contract Law»

Dr. Claus Hornig
Head of Corporate Consulting at Claho

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