Association of friends (VdF)
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Association of friends of the institute of production management, technology and machine tools e.V.

Over 40 years of VdF – in 1978, the association of the friends of the PTW was founded.

The association brings together former and active employees of PTW, but also friendly industrial companies, to support the scientific work of the institute. This takes place in an open dialogue between industry and the university, in which ideas for further developments and also collaborative projects emerge.

Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. Henry Ford

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Chairman Dr.-Ing. Michael Kreis
Vice Chairman Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven Bechtloff
Treasurer Dr.-Ing. Andreas Emrich
Auditor Dr.-Ing. Michael Schulze Dieckhoff
Advisory board Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prof. h. c. Eberhard Abele (Vorsitzender)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckehard Kalhöfer (Beirat)
Dr.-Ing. Thomas Kneisel (Beirat)
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