9. May 2017

New and Upcoming Further Education Formats

As of now, the WBA the extra-occupational courses of studies to Expert and Senior Expert in Tool Making are certified by RWTH Aachen University, meaning that these top-level courses are now recognized with 35/80 ECTS at every university. Why not start with this year’s certificate courses: Module 3 “Theory of design/Materials and surface engineering”, module 4 “Financial planning and controlling/Purchase and distribution” or module 5 “CAD/CAM/NC chain and automation/Simulation”?

We are pleased with the great interest in our one-hour-long webinars, which are offered free of charge to our members. Please recommend them to colleagues if you found them helpful.

And if you want to further develop your trainees or young professionals with regard to tool-making, then you should sign them up for the Tool Manufacturing Challenge. There are only a few places still available.

A few spots are also still available in our seminar “Successfully planning and controlling in the tool and die industry” on June 1st. Two technological seminars “Polishing in the tool and die industry” and “Surface technology and wear mechanisms” on June 20th and 21st can also be booked as a two-day package.

NEW in 2017: Tool Manufacturing Challenge for Trainees and Young Professionals 31.07. – 04.08.2017

The Tool Manufacturing Challenge is a unique offer for young people that are fascinated by and curious about the topics of industrial production. This content is usually missing in professional training yet are of decisive importance for industrial tool manufacturing.

Target Group: Motivated trainees from the 3rd year of training onwards as well as young professional tool and die cutting mechanics, from age 18 up.

Contents: Practically oriented speeches about industrial tool making, instructional games and workshops, group work with specific tool manufacturing cases, visits to best-practice tool rooms

Information about registration and further details can be found here.

Seminars for the Tool and Die Industry – newest Findings from Research and Industry with high Practical Applicability

Upcoming Seminars of the WBA:

  • June 1, 2017: Successfully planning and controlling in the tool and die industry
  • June 20, 2017: Polishing in the tool and die industry
  • June 21, 2017: Surface technology and wear mechanisms in the tool and die industry
  • June 27, 2017: Global purchasing of tools
  • June 28 – 29, 2017: Shopfloor management and layout planning in the tool and die industry
  • July 11 – 12, 2017: Industrial tool manufacturing
  • September 12 – 13, 2017: Conventional and unconventional production technologies in the tool and die industry
  • September 14, 2017: Herstellung von Design- und Funktionsoberflächen
  • September 28, 2017: Applied Industry 4.0 in the tool and die industry
  • October 18 – 20, 2017: Executive Seminar for the tool and die industry
  • November 9, 2017: Additive manufacturing for the tool and die industry and small series production
  • November 28, 2017: Cost transparency in the tool and die industry
  • December 5, 2017: Automation in the tool and die industry
  • December 6, 2017: Milling technology in the tool and die industry

Further information about our seminars can be found here.

NEW in 2017: Webinars

The WBA regularly offers webinars, free for all members, to current topics in tool and die making. The one-hour-long seminars offer the possibility to gain insight into different organizational and technological tool making topics, independent of location. These topics go into further depth in the respective seminars and certificate courses (modules).

Upcoming Webinars this Year:

  • 6S in the tool and die industry: June 8, 2017, 10.00 -11.00 o’clock
  • Additive Manufacturing in the tool and die industry: June 29, 2017, 10.00 -11.00 o’clock
  • Visual management on the shopfloor: July 13, 2017, 10.00 -11.00 o’clock
  • Cost transparency in the order processing process: August 3, 2017, 10.00 -11.00 o’clock
  • Impulse: Applied Industry 4.0 in the tool and die industry: August 24, 2017, 10.00 -11.00 o’clock
  • Methods for project management: September 14, 2017, 10.00 -11.00 o’clock
  • 3-level-model for planning – revisited: October 5, 2017, 10.00 -11.00 o’clock
  • Methods for process analysis: October 26, 2017, 10.00 -11.00 o’clock
  • Smart Manufacturing in the tool and die industry: November 7, 2017, 10.00 -11.00 o’clock
  • Smart Products & Services in the tool and die industry: November 16, 2017, 10.00 -11.00 o’clock
  • Employees in the Smart Factory: December 7, 2017, 10.00-11.00 o’clock

Further information can be found here.

NEW in 2017: RWTH Certificate Courses, RWTH Expert Tool Making, RWTH Senior Expert Tool Making – extra-occupational, academic, flexible, modular

The modules offered by the WBA as well as both of the extra-occupational further education formats, Expert Tool Making and Senior Expert Tool Making, have been certified by RWTH Aachen University. Thus, the participants have the possibility to prove their academic level reached in the high-quality WBA courses and if necessary have the credits be recognized at other universities. These further education formats are based on a modular concept and allow the participants a high degree of flexibility. Hence, all certificate courses (modules) can be recognized for Expert Tool Making, Senior Expert Tool Making and the Master degree (M.Sc.).

Admission requirements for the RWTH Expert and RWTH Senior Expert courses are a completed apprenticeship in the area of tool making as well as 3 years of work experience. The Expert Tool Making program takes 15 month and includes 35 ECTS, whereas the Senior Expert program has a duration of 30 months and gives 80 ECTS. There are no admission requirements for the certificate courses, despite them being an equivalent qualification level (7, i.e. Master) to that of Expert and Senior Expert according to the European qualification framework.

Further information about the certificate courses, the RWTH Expert Tool Making und RWTH Senior Expert Tool Making can be found on our homepage.