Programme / Speakers

Find here all information about the speakers and topics as well as the presenters for the 17th Technical Forum 2021.

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This year the Technical Forum was split into 4 sessions – 24 February, 25 March, 29 April & 10 June 2021.
Each session was livestreamed twice a day.

For all 4 sessions we have combined the complete first livestream with the second Q&A session for you to re-watch.

Session No.DateTopicCompanySpeakerTitle
124 February 2021SecurityCOINstitute GmbHChristoph Frenz3D-Measuring of Reliefs & Minting Desirable Coins -
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124 February 2021Surface FinishingSpaleck Oberflächentechnik GmbH & Co. KGIngo LökenCeramic High Definition – A new finishing media to please an old desire -
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124 February 2021Tool MakingGF Machining Solutions GmbHBenjamin PaganelliLaser engraving for minting dies - achieving finest details thanks to the smallest laser tool <12um -
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124 February 2021Tool MakingPLATIT AGDr. Juri WehrsA newly developed In-House PVD-hard coating system for coining dies – S-MPulse -
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225 March 2021BlankingARTAZN LLCVishal Agarwal, Ph.D
A new and improved brass plating process for ZincSecure™ alloys -
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225 March 2021MintingRoyal Canadian MintDr. Xianyao Li
New circulation Coins -
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225 March 2021ColoringINORCOAT / Teca-Print AG
Romain Waidelich, Daniel Fahl
Coins & medals – Nanotechnology meets pad printing -
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329 April 2021Commemorative Coin ProductionMint of PolandSiemowit KalukiewiczHigh, higher, high-end. Advanced minting technologies providing truly artistic visual effects -
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329 April 2021CommunicationSACK & KIESSELBACH Maschinenfabrik GmbHMarkus SchleinVirtual Reality – Augmented Reality – Assisted Reality -
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329 April 2021Minting / AutomationGräbener Pressensysteme GmbH & Co. KGMartin StahlschmidtSMART FEEDING SYSTEMS for Gräbener Medal Presses -
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329 April 2021PackagingVELEC SystemsLoïc PolletLatest Innovation implemented in coin packing and coin traceability -
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410 June 2021General Trends in CashCash MattersAndrea NitscheCash Matters - Now More than Ever -
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410 June 2021InspectionProditecEric SanquerCost or quality, is it too much to ask -
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410 June 2021Minting / InspectionSchuler Pressen GmbHWolfgang SchumannSave your Coin - Phase 3 – Inline Inspection -
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410 June 2021Tool MakingLang GmbH & Co. KGJoachim Steidel, Julian Schmidt
Latest features for Die production -
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Get to know 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.