Students learn about sharpening technology

Towards the end of 2018, around 250 students began their studies at the Faculty of Wood Technology and Construction at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences.

The budding engineers not only benefit from theoretical lessons, but from shared knowledge that is geared towards practical applications. To achieve this ambition, the Rosenheim students collaborate closely with companies from the wood industry, including sharpening specialist Vollmer. The machine-tool specialist develops grinding and erosion machines for sharpening circular saw blades.
“Our many partners enable us to give students an insight into the every-day work of the modern wood industry at an early stage of their studies – whether that involves innovative wood construction, materials technology or tool machining,” states Prof Frieder Scholz from the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences. “With Vollmer, we are supported by a company which teaches our students about the precise machining of circular saws – a process that takes place right at the very beginning of the wood industry’s value chain.”
Last year, 15 students from the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences travelled to Biberach to spend a week at Vollmer. At the sharpening specialist, the trainee engineers learned through theory and practice about which critical factors are required to ensure the precise machining of circular saw blades. The practical placement week is part of the Wood Technology Master’s programme and is designed to give students a chance to experience the every-day work of the modern wood industry at the company itself. At Vollmer, the international group of students – hailing from India, Pakistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Iran and Germany – found out about the role that tool sharpening plays in the wood industry, and in research and industrial projects.
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