AWK'23 31st Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium to take place in 2023
Germany — Under the guiding theme From Black to Green Production, AWK'23 will show in a hybrid event format both in the Aachen Eurogress and digitally on 11 and 12 May 2023 how new technologies and concepts for a more resilient and at the same time green production can look in the future.
It is high time to take action: Global crises such as climate change, the Corona pandemic and now also the latest developments in Ukraine show that there is far more at stake than politically set sustainability targets or supply bottlenecks in individual industries. Today, the manufacturing industry is still highly dependent on global logistics chains, fossil energy and rare raw materials. Unpredictable natural events and political upheavals challenge companies in ways never seen before. A circular economy that operates more independently of "black" fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal can help them achieve greater resilience and security while helping to meet global emissions and climate targets.
On 11 and 12 May 2023, the AWK'23 will show how new technologies and concepts for a more crisis-resistant and at the same time green production can look in the future, with which dependence on conventional energy suppliers can be overcome. With AWK'23, the Machine Tool Laboratory WZL of RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT offer one of the world's most renowned network meetings for experts and leaders from manufacturing industry, business, science and politics.
The 31st AWK will focus on which concrete approaches and developments will shape the transformation to a more sustainable, energy- and resource-efficient industry and economy in the coming years.