Research project


The main aim of the research project „ConTOOL“ is to increase the awareness in the tool making process on the topics of resource efficiency and adjustments for savings of resources during the tool making process as well as the following part fabrication. Due to that a complete lifecycle check of the tools is necessary to get data about the consumption of resources and to identify potential savings. In addition to it the tool and die industry needs to be enabled to spread the new knowledge as well as to evaluate the resource efficiency of the whole manufacturing process. For achieving this aim, three products will be developed during the project. A resource efficient tool, measurement devices for quantification of resource efficiency and a model for market positioning. The research project was supported with funds of the EU and Northrhine-Westfalia and conducted together with Rathgeber, Tecos and Brancamp as partners.