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Under the new guiding theme of “Turning Data into Sustainability,” the 30th Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium on September 22 and 23, 2021, will show how manufacturing companies can use on-demand data collection and machine learning to achieve rapid, error-free improvements in serial production, and how they can thereby produce in a resilient and sustainable manner.


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Working Groups


The WZL currently maintains close contact and exchange with the industry in 17 working groups and thus offers a forum for a lively exchange of experience.

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CNC Competence Centre

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The CNC Competence Centre is part of WZL's internal test bench production and specializes in the individual production of highly complex turned and milled parts.


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Consortium Benchmarks

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Consortium benchmarking is a concept for integrating proven success patterns into your own company within a very short time.


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Digital in NRW: Competence for SMEs

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Since the beginning of 2016, "Digital in NRW - Competencies for SMEs" has been successfully supporting medium-sized companies in the field of digitisation. The Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWi) has approved an extension of the competence center, which is part of the funding initiative "Mittelstand 4.0 - Digital Production and Work Processes", until 2020. During the two-year funding period, innovative topics of digitalization are planned.




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