Organized by Fraunhofer
IPT and the WZL of RWTH Aachen University the event took place on October
26th and 27th, having renowned experts from industry and
research institutions to discuss current challenges and developments in the
Also, a panel dedicated to international business in
tool making was organized with invited speakers coming from Germany, Portugal,
South Africa and USA. Topics such as the lack of skilled workers and education,
research and Industry 4.0 were discussed.
In parallel with presentations, attendees had the
opportunity for networking and share ideas about the sector, its challenges and
Next year’s Colloquium was announced to be held on 22
and 23 November 2017, in Aachen.