Working Groups

WG Tool and Mold Making

Head of working groupAnsprechpartner
Kai Steinbach

Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH (LZS)

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Head of working groupAnsprechpartner
Alexander Gengel

BASF Forward AM

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Dr. Thomas Heber

Managing Director

Composites United e.V. –
CU Ost

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Head of working groupAnsprechpartner
Kai Steinbach

Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH (LZS)

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Head of working groupAnsprechpartner
Alexander Gengel

BASF Forward AM

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While the intelligent and requirement-optimized design of a component is responsible for the technical success, the tool and mold systems have a considerable influence on the economic success of many fiber composite technologies. In order to discuss the breadth of possible solutions and innovations as well as important aspects of an economically and technologically sensible design of tools and molds in a large circle, the Tools and Molds Working Group offers an ideal discussion platform.

The most important topics of the working group are:

  • Innovative concepts for tools and molds
  • Technologies and processes for tool production
  • Requirements for tools and molds from
    • the manufacturing process
    • the component geometry
    • the economic efficiency
  • effects of tools and molds on process and component
  • individual suggestions of the members