EVENT 11 August 2020

Gas Bearing Workshop 2019

PROGRAM flyer     This  third workshop shall bring together, – manufacturers and vendors of gas bearing components– companies employing gas bearings– companies that supply gas bearing based machine tools–...

About this event




This  third 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.


Within the workshop facilities we offer the possibility of making use of a table-top exhibition and we encourage the attendees to present their own activities on posters (one poster), that can be displayed in the workshop room during the breaks and the informal gathering after the workshop.


Program Committee and Chairman 
Wolfram Runge (General Chair) Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin
Jos Gunsing (Chairman Program Committee) MaromeTech/Dutch Society for Precision Engineering
Farid Al-Bender – KU Leuven
Ron A.J. van Ostayen – Delft University of Technology
Ronald Schnabel – VDE/VDI-GMM, Frankfurt am Main


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.


Event location

Düsseldorf, Germany





Contact for information
Ronald Schnabel
VDE/VDI-Society Microelectronics, Microsystems and Precision Engineering (GMM)
Stresemannallee 15, 60596 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)69 / 63 08 – 227, E-Mail


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