Manufacturers of metal forming tools for the automotive industry and its suppliers are facing collapse.
General Assembly 2020 planned for 8 September in Cape Town
Downturn in orders from the automotive industry hits parts of the industry hard. FAIRNESS+ initiative promotes efficient approval processes and transparent contracts.
Tasks and activities of the department are determined by the Board, which is made up of representatives of member companies for a four year period.
At the award ceremony of the "Excellence in Production" competition on November 13th in the coronation hall of Aachen Town Hall, Fritz Stepper GmbH & Co. KG surprisingly achieved the overall victory. The internal toolmaking department of VDMA member ZF Friedrichshafen won in the category "Internal toolmaking with more than 50 employees".
About 40 participants from politics, industry, science and associations met in Brussels on 12 November 2019 to discuss the promotion of toolmaking at European level.
The best twelve companies in the tool and mould making industry have made it to the final round of the "Excellence in Production" (EiP) competition.
Training and precision tools are an ideal combination. But what do bottle openers have to do with it? Since the latest project "Special Show Metalworking Innovative" of the VDMA Precision Tools at the Moulding Expo in Stuttgart, this has become clear.
Most important trade fair for the die, model and mould making industry of the year with high visitor quality / strong member participation / INITIATIVE FAIRNESS+ / vast commitment of VDMA Precison Tools Association
On the occasion of MOULDING EXPO 2019, Prof. Fritz Klocke received the award for industrial tool and mould making for his outstanding contribution to the industry over many years.
F+ is the symbol of the new die and mould INITIATIVE FAIRNESS+, which was presented to the public at the Moulding Expo on May 21, 2019. What's it all about and what happens next?
From Mai 21 to 24, Metalworking innovative (MBi) shows the central contribution of cutting tools, clamping technology and standard parts for a sustainable tool construction on the Moulding Expo.
The cross-institutional cooperation of IFW, IFUM, IW, ifs and IPH for r&d in the die and mould making sector was the focus of the founding event. Over 40 participants met in the Production Technology Centre (PZH) on the new mechanical engineering campus in Garbsen near Hanover.
Phoenix Contact gewinnt zum zweiten Mal beim Wettbewerb „Excellence in Production“ als Gesamtsieger und darf sich wieder Werkzeugbau des Jahres nennen. Schülken Form siegt in der Kategorie Externer Werkzeugbau unter 50 Mitarbeitern.
On September 11 and 12, 2018, the two associations Swiss MEM and VDMA invited their members to a joint die and mold makers' meeting in Lindau. The event offered participants the opportunity to network and visit ZF in Friedrichshafen.
The ISTMA Statistical Year Book 2017 with statistical data from all over the world is now available.


Tasks and activities of the department are determined by the Board, which is made up of representatives of member companies for a four year period.
With further education, development and research for toolmaking, the WBA helps to secure Germany as an industrial location. VDMA Werkzeugbau is a cooperation partner of the WBA.
VDMA Werkzeugbau supports the IPH Hanover working group for tool and mold making.
Die and Mould Calendar 2020/21 revised
Important industry dates at a glance.
Alfred Graf Zedtwitz
Alfred Graf Zedtwitz
Spokesman for the Precision Tools Association, Manager VDMA Die and Mold, Business Management and Economics
(+49 69) 66 03-12 69
(+49 69) 66 03-22 69
Julia Beuth
Julia Beuth
Assistant Precision Tools Association
(+49 69) 66 03-14 67
(+49 69) 66 03-24 67