Technical Forum

The discussions among experts of mints that operate internationally and their partners from the supplying industry are the focus of the Technical Forum of the World Money Fair 2018.
The leading conference for modern minting technology worldwide, attended by over 400 experts this year, focuses on new developments in coin making, specific production processes, technical procedures and latest product solutions.

What stays the same, what is new?

What stays the same is the high quality of the presentations. Only innovations or new developments will be presented, no re-hashes or mere marketing hype as so often in other presentation formats. We are proud that Dieter Merkle and Thomas Hogenkamp have succeeded yet again in including only high quality in the programme. A heart-felt thank you to the both of them. A first glimpse at the provisional status is possible here.

Everything evolves and hence our forum now has traces of a congress about it. The newly developed forum book contains a wealth of information about the speakers, contents, the presenting companies and the audience. Participants who have signed up by 12 January will find themselves in it. A reference book for the whole year.

New is that immediately after the Technical Forum we will be opening the exhibition area of the technical presenters exclusively and solely for the registered participants. The relaxed atmosphere of the traditional get-together provides an opportunity to deepen and discuss impressions and questions from the forum directly at the exhibition stands.

We have willingly taken on this great effort but would appreciate it being appreciated. Nothing has changed for exhibitors. From all the others we must now ask for a contribution to the costs of EUR 380.00 plus VAT. We are sure that you will appreciate the need for this and look forward to your registration.

Technical Forum Program 2018 (pdf-document)


Presentations (Technical Forum 2017)

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CoreBright Technologies
Introduction of new anti-tarnish colored material for circulation coinage

Mint of Finland Ltd.
A real life study: Wear and corrosion rate of electroplated steel coins in circulation

ACSYS Lasertechnik GmbH
Symbiosis in Laser Technology

Spaleck Oberflächentechnik GmbH
A new way to surface finish die bodies prior to the hobbing process

InduVis GmbH
„A Leopard in the mint“ – InduVis double site coin inspection in a fully automated collector /bullion coin line

Mühlbauer Group
The future of visual coin inspection is modular design

Presentation of the first results from R&D activities of a new system for the production of minted coins & ingots starting from “CASTED BLANKS” produced by FLAMELESS TUNNEL®

Aichelin Ges.mbH
Improvement and energy-saving at heat treatment lines for bright annealing


Presentations (Technical Forum 2016)

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Cooksongold – Part of the Heimerle + Meule Group
Direct Precious Metal 3D Printing – An introduction for the Numismatic Industry

Royal Canadian Mint
Innovative colour applications for coins

Jarden Zinc Products
Bi-metal Coins

Detection of Counterfeit Coins with Optical Methods and Their Industrial Implementation

ACSYS Lasertechnik GmbH
Security features for coins and medals with laser technology

Digital Sculpting

The Royal Mint
The Future of Craftsmanship in a Technologically Advancing Business

Surface finishing, blasting, consumables, environmental technology

Spaleck Oberflächentechnik
New innovative drying / anti-tarnishing protection methods within the surface finishing process for circulation coin blanks

Gräbener Pressensysteme
High-Speed pick&place system for Gräbener flexmedal ® FM250

Mint of Poland
Tarnishing – No problem any more!


Presentations (Technical Forum 2015)

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Royal Australian Mint
Silver Blanks Presentation

Kazakhstan Mint
Study of impact of crystallization parameters (conditions) of the AgCu 92.5 alloy ingots on surface quality of proof-quality coin blanks

The Royal Mint
Coin security: The technical challenges of designing and introducing a new, high value, high profile coin

Velec & South African Mint
SA Mint Fully Automatic Packing Line

Economa Engineering GmbH
New highspeed precision weight checker for blanks and coins

Sack & Kiesselbach
Maschinenfabrik GmbH

Enhanced Feeding Solutions in the Numismatic Coin Production Area

Mint of Poland
Most technically advanced 3Dimension coins

Austrian Mint
Optical 3D micro coordinate system for form and roughness measurement and its use in minting

Miba Coating Group
Environmental and working safety aspects of the PVD coating technology vs. galvanic technology

Pushing the boundaries of visual security

Coin edge inspection – how to integrate in automatic, high throughput processes

INEA + Induvis
New solutions in the inspection of blanks

IPZS (La Zecca)
Stress analysis of the working dies

Royal Canadian Mint
Nano technology for minting applications

ACSYS Lasertechnik GmbH
Modern Coin Design: New Perspectives and Reflections

Oerlikon Metaplas GmbH
The New PVD HI3-Technology: Latest Developments and Potential for Coining Dies.


Presentations (Technical Forum 2014)

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Austrian Mint
(R)evolution: Innovation Process & Niobium

Royal Australian Mint
Innovation in Coins

Spaleck CoInstitute
CoinServation – reduce tarnishing of blanks and coins!

Heimerle+Meule Group
Coin Blank Manufacture – Tradition to Modern Innovation

Mint of Finland Ltd.
Cointune pilot project

Visual Coin Security Techniques and Advanced Modeling Techniques

ACSYS Lasertechnik GmbH
Technology comparison between the high-precision Laser system-UV Laser, picosecond and nanosecond laser

Sack & Kiesselbach
Efficient Proof-Coin Production through Servo-Direct-Drive Technology – SspA

Gräbener Pressensysteme GmbH
Bullion coins – GRÄBENER extends the GMP press series

Optical inspection and sorting of coins in circulation

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