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Fastool - cutting tooling times by half

EC Collective Research Contract IPS-2001-CT-98010

Fastool is a three year collaborative research initiative supported by the European Commission to develop technical solutions for improving the productivity and competitiveness of European mould toolmakers, through advances in:- 

    Milling graphite example
    • knowledge-based NC programming
    • automation-
    • lean manufacturing
    Test geometry

    Fastool also aims to improve the career appeal of toolmaking to a new generation of engineers.

    Fastool is a European collaboration involving the following organisations 


    Partners:  Gauge and Toolmakers Association - GTMA (UK), Centre for Rapid Design and Manufacture - CRDM (UK), NC-Gesellschaft e.V. (D), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. - FhG-IPT (D), Verenigde Metaalunie, Mould & Dies Industry (NL),  Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research - TNO (NL), Associacio Catalana d’Empreses de Motlles i Matrius - ASCAMM (E), Fundacion Fatronik (E)  

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