Person at a test bench © Copyright: AWK Verein, Foto: Foto Studio Strauch

The Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium (AWK) is both: a networking event and an information hub. Traditionally, participants from a wide range of disciplines meet every three years in Aachen to exchange ideas about the production of tomorrow.


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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

CNC Competence Centre © Copyright: WZL/Winandy

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

Group of people © Copyright: Complexity Management Academy/Bayer

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


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EDIH Rheinland

People during a meeting © Copyright: EDIH Rheinland

As an association of chairs of RWTH Aachen University, research institutions and non-profit associations, EDIH Rheinland bundles know-how in the fields of digitalization, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, sustainability as well as entrepreneurship and innovation promotion. The aim is to support small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups and spin-offs in the border triangle.




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