Hybrid Institute Tour

Top-level Research up Close

For the first time, the hybrid event format of the 30th Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium offered its participants the opportunity to get to know the WZL of RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT both on-site and digitally.

On both days of the event, the doors were opened for visitors to tour the machine halls and test facilities. Visitors were given a compact and balanced overview of digital process chain analyses or data-based automation solutions and many other topics in the context of sustainable production during guided tours by experts on-site. In addition, a virtual 3D tour offered a unique look behind the scenes and a wide range of information about the research activities and networks of the two host institutes.

Thematic Tours

Digitization, individualization, electrification in the context of sustainable production? Or Industry 4.0, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and 5G? For the first time, visitors to AWK’21 were given a sorted, compact and balanced overview of the key research areas that really interest them along ten thematic tours that linked the visions presented in the lectures with the future already realized at demonstrators.

Concentrated pitches by trained and experienced experts offered a perfect introduction at selected test stands and demonstrators in order to apply the potentials and challenges to one’s own production and business models within in-depth discussions. Guests at the digital event were able to take a virtual tour of the machine halls captured in 3D models within the »Let’s get digital« event platform. Information on machines, test stands and current research projects could be accessed via interactive and informative dashboards and contact could be made with employees.

Overview of the Thematic Tours