About us



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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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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