The 29th annual meeting of cold forming specialists (VDI Annual Conference Kaltmassivumformer) takes place from 26-27 February 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany. It offers participants presentations from a wide range of fields and the chance to meet and discuss technical issues in cold forming.

Ceratizit’s presentation by Markus De Monte,engineer at Ceratizit Italia SpA and Florian Knödler, engineer at Ceratizit Deutschland GmbH will focus on the challenges in the field of tool making resulting from ever-growing requirements in terms of both precision and service life. Demand for carbide grades with improved mechanical, chemical and tribological properties for use in a wide range of specialist fields has increased significantly.