Precision tools are machine tools that are used in all areas of metalworking, e. g. in the automotive, aerospace and electrical industries. The product range includes cutting tools, fixtures as well as die and mold making. The latter can be found on a separate website (wzb.vdma.org).
With approximately 57,000 employees, the precision tool industry is one of the largest sectors of mechanical engineering. The export ratio is over 45 percent.
The VDMA Precision Tools Association is service provider for around 180 member companies and the voice of the precision tool industry.
Innovations and trends in metalworking were the focus of the new online event "Innovation Forum Precision Tools - IFP 2020" on 6 November. Tool users and the trade press were given a quick overview of the most important innovations of the year on the cutting edge. Innovation Compendium available here!
In addition to the market studies, VDMA Die and Mould offers members a half-hour web session exclusively per country, during which the author of the studies, Dr. Rainer Bartl, will present the background and findings and be available to answer questions.
On November 6, the new online event "Innovation Forum Precision Tools - IFP 2020" will for the first time offer tool users a quick overview of the year's most important innovations on the cutting edge. After all, that's where the dividends of the companies are located, as is well known.
Instead of the AMB, which was cancelled due to the corona, an AMB Forum with industry-specific specialist presentations will be held in September 2020 at the ICS - International Congress Center Stuttgart. Details coming soon!
Let's talk about innovation! is the motto of the METAV Web Sessions from 15 to 19 June 2020, a digital platform for metalworking, which METAV exhibitors will use to inform about solutions for production in the post-Corona era.
From 10 to 13 March, the world of metalworking with its trade fair METAV will be hosted in Düsseldorf. On the four days of the fair, METAV will offer not only the latest tools and machines but also networked manufacturing, cloud applications and data analysis to professional visitors from North-West Europe.
The "VDMA General Terms and Conditions for Business" are an established standard in the German capital goods industry. VDMA Precision Tools provides special supplements and amandments for domestic and contracts in the precision tool industry free of charge.
VDMA Precision Tools Association organizes standardization work for the product areas of its member companies in cooperation with experts from the companies. Responsible for standardization in this area is NA 121: DIN Standards Committee for Tools and Clamping Tools (FWS).
Members of VDMA precision tools can subscribe for exclusive half-yearly reports (in German) on the 10 most important automotive countries. The focus of this service is on the automotive industry and its suppliers.
The Japan Tool Reports of the Precision Tooling Trade Association inform about important industry-specific news from Japan. The newsletter is an exclusive service of the association for its members only available in German.
The Information Leaflet HM-074 published by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) provides guidance on the correct handling of potential hazards caused by the processing of through-hardened carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP).
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Alfred Graf Zedtwitz
Spokesman for the Precision Tools Association, Manager VDMA Die and Mold, Business Management and Economics
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