The high concentration of companies whose products require grinding and precision machining is unique in the world. However, the research institutes which work in this field are far away from this region in universities in Aachen, Bremen, Hannover, Braunschweig and Berlin.

The KSF has had close contacts with firms in this industry for many years, offering concrete and innovative solutions for practical problems. The KSF also runs practical grinding seminars on a regular basis. For members of our two work groups, Grinding Technology and Carbides and Ceramics, research is carried out in areas of their choice. This is normally carried out to solve workplace-related problems related to the machining of new materials or new demands of precision machining.

Our industry partners demonstrate their trust in the activities of our institute through their support and cooperation with the KSF.