Program / Speakers

Find here all information about the speakers and topics as well as the presenters for the 19th Technical Forum 2023 taking place on Thu., 02 February 2023 from 1.30 pm to 6 pm.

TimeTopicCompanySpeakerTitle
13:45Minting / AutomationMünze Österreich

Gräbener

Economa

Alfred Gnadenberger
Alexander Trelenberg
Hermann Schürer

Medal Press with Smart Feeding System for Fine Gold,a joint project of Austrian Mint, Gräbener and Economa
14:00ProductionBulmintThomas Köninger
Nina Yordanova
Implementing new standards in the Bullions-Industry
14:15RollingBühler Redex GmbHDr.Ullrich SpeerOptimization of strip and ingot production through servomotor-driven height-adjustable pusher tables in cold rolling mills
14:30ToolmakingPEMTec SNCWolfgang PremHighly complex mint design, reproduced with PECM machines, highly accurate, fast and efficient.
14:45Digital SolutionsSchulerWolfgang Schumann
Stefanie Apprich

Efficiency increase in your coin production with Schuler Digital Solutions
15:40PVD CoatingTeer Coatings Ltd.Dr. Hailin SunImprovement of PVD Coating Adhesion on Laser Engraved Dies
15:55PVD CoatingCroatian Mint
Inorcoat

Goran Paladin
Romain Waidelich

PVD Coating in a modern mint environment
16:10Toolmaking LaserACSYS Lasertechnik GmbHAlexander AminidisDirect Laser Engraving – Idea for a flexible and faster workflow leading to higher productivity
16:25Tooling LaserGF Machining Solutions GmbHManuel Gomez-MarzoaAdvantages of Laser Engraving with Dual Wavelength Femtolaser based on grayscale bitmaps
16:40Tool Making SoftwareCarveCo.Robert NewmanPreparing your coin designs for manufacture
17:35Surface Finishing/InspectionRösler Oberflächen-technik
Proditec
Sebastian Schuberth
Eric Sanquer

Coin blanks surface finishing technology with inline quality inspection
17:50SustainabilityThe Royal MintDr. Anthony BakerA Golden Opportunity – How The Royal Mint is Recovering Precious Metals from Electronic Waste
18:10PackagingVelec SystemsDavid CartonThe new Coin rolls cartoning machine
18:25Commemorative Coin productionRoyal Canadian MintDr. Xianyao LiMulti-dimensions of Coins

We thank our partners for their support in the realization of the Technical Forum.

Our presenters

Thomas Hogenkamp

Spaleck Oberflächentechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Sales Director

Thomas Hogenkamp started his employment at Spaleck Oberflächentechnik in 1984 as Head of the Technical Demonstration and Development Center. Since 1990 he has been involved in subjects to surface finishing aspects within the Mint Industry. Acting as the Sales Director for Spaleck since 2000, he and his colleague Ingo Löken are responsible for developing the business relation worldwide.

Thomas Hogenkamp

Spaleck Oberflächentechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Sales Director

Thomas Hogenkamp started his employment at Spaleck Oberflächentechnik in 1984 as Head of the Technical Demonstration and Development Center. Since 1990 he has been involved in subjects to surface finishing aspects within the Mint Industry. Acting as the Sales Director for Spaleck since 2000, he and his colleague Ingo Löken are responsible for developing the business relation worldwide.

Dieter Merkle

Schuler Pressen GmbH

Director Global Minting

Dieter Merkle has been working with Schuler Presses since 1975. Today Dieter Merkle is the Director Global Minting of the Schuler Group. Besides, he has been in the board of Schuler India since 2004 and again Chairman since January 2020. Dieter Merkle has been active member of the Mint Directors Conference (MDC) Technical Committee and has also been entrusted with the organization and moderation of the Technical Forum of the World Money Fair since 2004. The MDC Member Mints started in May 2016 a Customer Task Force which is headed by Dieter Merkle to create awareness in the industry and connect to the customer base. Starting 2017, Dieter Merkle is representing the Schuler Group within the International Currency Association, since May 2017 as a board member.

Dieter Merkle

Schuler Pressen GmbH

Director Global Minting

Dieter Merkle has been working with Schuler Presses since 1975. Today Dieter Merkle is the Director Global Minting of the Schuler Group. Besides, he has been in the board of Schuler India since 2004 and again Chairman since January 2020. Dieter Merkle has been active member of the Mint Directors Conference (MDC) Technical Committee and has also been entrusted with the organization and moderation of the Technical Forum of the World Money Fair since 2004. The MDC Member Mints started in May 2016 a Customer Task Force which is headed by Dieter Merkle to create awareness in the industry and connect to the customer base. Starting 2017, Dieter Merkle is representing the Schuler Group within the International Currency Association, since May 2017 as a board member.