Trends and innovations
Two key drivers of growth for the tooling industry are the increasing worldwide demand in the field of mobility and the pursuit of more and more performance in everyday electronic devices. Aircraft turbines as well as engine and transmission components are needed in increasing quantities. As a result, the demand for tools for producing and maintaining them is growing as well. The components installed in more powerful smartphones, tablets and computers are getting lighter and smaller. Precision micro tools, punching tools and bending tools are essential for their production.
The trend towards lightweight construction and the reduction of sizes is leading to the use of new materials in production that are especially difficult to process. As a result, the requirements for stock removal tools used to machine these materials are also increasing.