28. April 2017
Our community meets twice a year – once in Aachen and the other at one our members. This year’s semiannual meeting was at the end of April 2017 in Dietfurt at the Christian Karl Siebenwurst GmbH & Co. KG.

On the evening prior, this year’s organizer invited our community into the Museum for Historical Maybach Vehicles. At this hospitable event, the participants took part of a guided tour through the museum and had the opportunity to enjoy the rest of the evening at dinner afterwards.

Next to a brief introduction of the Siebenwurst company and current developments at the WBA, interim reports were presented to our ten WBA projects on the next day. Augmented reality, assembly 4.0 and agility – these and other technological and organizational topics related to the tool and die industry were the focus of our projects. Furthermore, we had the opportunity to welcome five new members into our community: OTTO FUCHS KG, fischer Werkzeug- und Formenbau GmbH, WBL Holding GmbH, IKOffice GmbH, Quantitec GmbH and accurapuls GmbH. To close off the day, the Christian Karl Siebenwurst GmbH & Co. KG gave interesting insights into the tool and die industry on a plant tour.

We would like to thank the Siebenwurst family and all the helpers from the Christian Karl Siebenwurst GmbH & Co. KG again for their excellent organization and very generous hospitality.