For 15 years, Bihler and Kempten University of Applied Sciences have been cooperating closely. Now the two technology partners from the Allgäu expand their cooperation even further. For this purpose, the university received a new servo-controlled GRM-NC stamping and forming machine as well as bNX licenses on loan for their research and teaching tasks.
“With Kempten University of Applied Sciences, we have an experienced technology partner in our immediate vicinity,” emphasized CEO Mathias Bihler at the official machine handover on Monday. “The academic staff of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering under the direction of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Donhauser performs excellent, practical research work, and their results are transferred directly into our development. Our experts in Halblech continuously support the researchers and exchange knowledge.” This results in valuable synergies for both partners and a high level of innovation, particularly regarding the rapid progress of digitization.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Donhauser adds: “The first-class equipment and the close contact with Bihler help us to perform future-oriented research and ensure the best possible preparation of our students for their future careers.” One example is the integration of LEANTOOL tool design in the lecture on stamping and forming Technology.
In addition, students will create case studies for the “Bihlerplanning” WebApp during their project tasks. President Prof. Dr. Robert Schmidt thanked Bihler for the GRM-NC and is already looking forward to the next machine: Because this fall, Bihler will provide the University with a BIMERIC for research purposes in the welding sector.