Gas Bearing Workshop 2015

14 April 2015

Gas bearing technology is essential to fulfill a number of precision engineering tasks. The workshop intends to present and to discuss a representative state of the art of gas bearings in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

This workshop shall bring together,

- manufacturers and vendors of gas bearing components
- companies employing gas bearings
- companies that supply gas bearing based machine tools
- scientists and researchers who are working on gas bearings.

Within a one-day workshop the state of the art as well as the requirements from an application point of view will be presented in short talks and discussions. There will be time for informal talks. The workshop wants to establish a network of gas bearing engineers with the goal to intensify the communication and cooperation between manufacturers, users and scientists.


Hans Eitzenberger, Eitzenberger GmbH, Wessobrunn
Michael Muth, Aerolas GmbH, Unterhaching
Kai Schmidt, LT Ultra GmbH, Herdwangen-Schönach
Tobias Waumans, Leuven Air Bearings
Julien van Kuilenburg, Philips Innovation Services, Eindhoven
Nils Heidler, Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik, Jena


Program committee
Wolfram Runge, Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin (General Chair)
Jos Gunsing, Avans University of Applied Science Breda (Chairman Program Committee)
Farid Al-Bender, KU Leuven
René Theska, Technische Universität Ilmenau
Ron A.J. van Ostayen, Delft University of Technology


Organizing committee
Ronald Schnabel, VDE/VDI GMM
Eric R. Samson, Senior Policy Advisor Bilateral Cooperation & Innovation, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

The workshop is supported and facilitated by the Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Düsseldorf. One of the aims of the Consulate-General is to support Dutch and German cooperation.



Registration via Registration fee € 190 Euro/person.


Event location

Industrie-Club Düsseldorf, Elberfelder Straße 6, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany