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We maintain a close cooperation with our members

In order to realize practical and industrial research, consulting and further education, the WBA closely cooperates with leading companies of the tool and die industry. Thus, science and practical experience can be interlinked successfully.

Fundamentally, the members of the WBA can be categorized into tool shops and cooperation members. For tool shops, they can choose between three kinds of memberships (Premium, Business, Basic), ranging in the intensity of the cooperation.

On the one hand, the purpose of the cooperation is to communicate information and ideas with respect to current technological and organizational developments in the tool and die industry. On the other hand, the members of the WBA have extensive opportunities to participate in further education programs, projects, studies and best-practice groups as well as utilize the infrastructure of the demonstration tool shop on the RWTH Aachen Campus. The services offered to members depends on the type of membership.

Apart from tool shops, the WBA also closely cooperates with its cooperation members. These include companies operating closely to the tool and die industry, such as machine manufacturers, IT service providers or material suppliers. The exact extent of the cooperation is individually determined.

The scope of services for basic members:

  • Receipt of two project checks with an equivalent value of 5.000 € for the participation of projects facing the current topics of the industry
  • Validity of project checks of one year for all WBA-activities
  • Participation in public research projects on principle issues of Tool Making
  • 30% discount on seminars of the WBA
  • Participation in the annual and semiannual meetings
  • Access to the Virtual Campus
  • Receiption of the annual research report
  • By arrangement: Utilization of the tool making experience world and event spaces of the WBA on the RWTH Aachen Campus
  • The costs are 10.000 € per year

The scope of services for business members:

  • Receipt of three project checks with an equivalent value of 7.500 € for the participation of projects facing the current topics of the industry
  • Validity of project checks of 3three years for all WBA-activities
  • Participation in public research projects on principle issues of Tool Making
  • Prioritization of project topics
  • 10% discount on bilateral consulting projects of the WBA
  • 30% discount on seminars of the WBA
  • 30% discount on modules of the WBA
  • Participation in the annual and semiannual meetings
  • Access to the Virtual Campus
  • Receiption of the annual research report
  • By arrangement: Utilization of the tool making experience world and event spaces of the WBA on the RWTH Aachen Campus
  • The costs are 20.000 € per year

The scope of services for premium members:

  • Receipt of four project checks with an equivalent value of 10.000 € for the participation of projects facing the current topics of the industry
  • Validity of project checks of five years for all WBA-activities
  • Participation in public research projects on principle issues of Tool Making
  • Prioritization of project topics
  • 10% discount on bilateral consulting projects of the WBA
  • 30% discount on seminars of the WBA
  • 30% discount on modules of the WBA
  • 30% discount on the further education programs Master Tool Making, Senior Expert Tool Making and Expert Tool Making
  • Participation in the annual and semiannual meetings
  • Access to Virtual Campus
  • Receiption of the annual research report
  • Utilization of an office of the WBA
  • By arrangement: Utilization of the tool making experience world and event spaces of the WBA on the RWTH Aachen Campus
  • The costs are 40.000 € per year

The scope of services for cooperation partners:

  • Participation in the annual and semiannual meetings
  • Access to Virtual Campus
  • Receiption of the annual research report
  • By arrangement: Utilization of the tool making experience world and event spaces of the WBA on the RWTH Aachen Campus
  • Period and costs can be arranged individually

Contact

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Alexandra Hajn, BA
Head of Community / Head of HR

Phone +49 241 99016315
Email a.hajn@werkzeugbau-akademie.de