6th European Conference on Grinding

November 19–20th 2019, Bremen


On the European Conference on Grinding (ECG), in its sixth edition by now, recent trends on grinding technology will be presented. The developments in grinding technology are diversifying continentally, so that presentations about the abrasives market in Europe, North America and Asia will be held by renowned experts to give an international overview to all conference attendees.

Automotive industry has always been a driver also for grinding technology and abrasives market and will consequently be represented in an own session.
Furthermore, the increased complexity of process control in grinding will be discussed in presentations. Complexity is also increased by the rise auf automation and digitalization in grinding machines and processes and will be one of the main aspects discussed during the sessions.


Day 1, 19.11.2019

Prof. Dr. Ekkard Brinksmeier & Prof. Dr. Bernhard Karpuschewski, Leibniz-IWT

Block 1 Market Overview for Grinding Technology

Function-oriented fine machining
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Karpuschewski, Leibniz-IWT
Abrasives market in Germany/Europe
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Saxler, Fachverband der Präzisionswerkzeugmechaniker
Coffee Break
Abrasives market in China/Asia – future developments
Dr. Chen Yaolong, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Abrasives market in USA/North America – future developments
Prof. Dr. Barbara Linke, Ian Garretson, University of California Davis, USA
Poster Session

Block 2 Complexity of Grinding Processes

Recent Trends in Modeling and Simulation of Grinding Processes
Prof. Dr. Dirk Biermann, ISF Dortmund
Gear Grinding in Change – New Application Areas and more Intelligence in Machine and Process
Friedrich Wölfel, Kapp Niles
Coffee Break
Business Etiquette for Engineers
Gabriela Meyer, Modern Life Seminars
Guided Lab Tour

Day 2, 20.11.2019

Aerospace – 50 years after the moon landing
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hansjörg Dittus, DLR

Block 3 Grinding in Automotive Industry

Development of Combustion Engines and its Influence on Grinding Technology
Dr. Stefan Schweickert, Daimler AG
Coffee Break
Grinding technology for optimized automotive bearings
Dr. Werner Heuer, Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
Alternative Drive Concepts – Grinding still up-to-date?
Prof. Dr. Thomas Bergs, Fraunhofer IPT Aachen
Poster Session

Block 4 Automation and Digitalization in Grinding Technology

ToolScope – A comprehensive Industry 4.0 Solution for Manufacturing
Dr. Markus Weiß, TYROLIT Schleifmittelwerke Swarovski K.G.
Added Value of Automated Processes for Hard Finishing
Dr. Frank Fiebelkorn, Studer AG
Digital Interface on the Grinding Wheel
Dr. Tim Göttsching, Hermes Schleifmittel GmbH
Prof. Dr. Ekkard Brinksmeier & Prof. Dr. Bernhard Karpuschewski, Leibniz-IWT
End of Conference

If you are interested in the poster session feel free to contact us! Contact information can be found below.



The City of Bremen

The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen is the 10th biggest city of Germany. It played an important role in the Hanseatic leage at the 13th to 17th century and is is allocated closely to the North Sea coast in the north west of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Today Bremen is a modern city with a population of ca. 550,000 featuring a great combination of history, culture, economy, sports and science. Besides aerospace and automotive industries, ship building and food production, Bremen’s economy developed to a prime service and industry location. Diversified cultural life is made possible by museums, art galleries, opera and ballet as well as regular concerts and festivals. The old town surrounded by the Weser River and the former moats of the medieval city walls is one of the most beautiful sites of Bremen, exhibiting the market square, the town hall and the Roland of Bremen (UNESCO world heritage) as well as the statue of the Bremen Town Musicians.

Atlantic Hotel

The Conference Venue

The Local Organizing Committee of the ECG is glad to announce that the ECG will be held at the »Atlantic Hotel Universum« in Bremen located right next to the University of Bremen. Since many years, the hotel is listed in the publication »Germany’s Best Conference Hotels«, published by Schimmel Verlag.

It can be reached easily from the airport or from the train station by tram 6 or taxi and provides ideal accommodation for the participants of the ECG. The four star superior hotel forms part of the overall architectural concept of the »Universum Bremen«. With its close proximity to Bremen University and its many renowned research institutes, and to the »Technology Park Bremen« business park, the hotel provides ideal accommodation for both business travelers and for meeting and conference participants in Bremen. Besides the excellent access by motorway and tram and the short distances to the railway station and the airport, the ATLANTIC Hotel Universum stands apart from other comparable conference hotels through its attractive and very green surroundings. This is because our hotel lies directly on the edge of the Bürgerpark and the City Wood — the “green lungs” of Bremen.

Universität Bremen

The University of Bremen

The University of Bremen was founded in 1971 and quickly developed to one of the centers of scientific research in northern Germany.

Surrounded by numerous affiliated institutes and the »Technology Park Bremen«, a direct transfer of scientific findings into practice is assured. Although it is tough to describe the nature of a university in just a few words, the adjectives »ambitious and agile« are suitable for the description of the daily actions at the university.

Union Brauerei

Union Brewery Bremen Soiree

The history of the Union Brewery Bremen, founded by innkeepers from Bremen in 1907, ends in 1968. In those days, many local breweries were bought up and closed by big brewery groups, which was a pity, as the Union beer had a good reputation.

Fortunately, the Union Brewery celebrated its re-opening in 2015: On September 28, 2015, the new modern 20 hl brewhouse was installed and now builds a contrast to the historical brickwork building, which is under preservation order.



IWT Bremen
VDS Verband Deutscher Schleifmittelwerke

Get in Touch

Daniel Berger, M.Sc.
Badgasteiner Str. 3
28359 Bremen

Phone: +49 421 218 51141
Email: berger@iwt.uni-bremen.de
Web: www.iwt-bremen.de