About us

The WBA Introduces Itself

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Die WBA is the main contact worldwide for questions or problems concerning the tool and die industry. At the center of its activities stands our customer-oriented industry consulting, appropriate further education as well as innovative research and development in our own demonstration tool shop.

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History

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The WBA arose out of the shared business area “aachener werkzeug- und formenbau” of the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology. Since 1995, both production technology institutes have bundled their know-how and their activities in the tool and die industry in this shared business area.

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WBA Premises

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The construction activities and our move into the new premises have found a successful end: at the beginning of 2017 the WBA moved to the new location midst the Cluster for Production Technology on the RWTH Aachen University campus. With about 800 m² of office space and about 600 m² workshop area, the WBA is located centrally on the campus, optimal for the cooperation with neighboring companies, institutes and the university.
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Excellence in Production

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“Excellence in Production” is an annual competition hosted by the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) to determine the best tool room in the German-speaking world. The WBA is strategic partner of the competition.

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