Welcome to the 16th International Symposium on Electrochemical Machining Technology INSECT, which will take place at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU in Chemnitz on 24th and 25th of November 2020.

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Electrochemical machining (ECM) becomes more important with increasing requirements on material properties, manufacturing technologies and workpiece quality. In the ECM community, microprocessing plays an increasing role in addition to conventional fields of ECM applications, i.e. aircraft manufacturing or the automotive industry. Besides regular metals, customers focus more and more on materials difficult to machine, such as cemented carbides, titanium or metallic glasses. For that reason, extensive knowledge of the fundamental electrochemical processes at high current densities is just as essential as the interaction between processing and material properties, and a further development of the technical equipment.

For future challenges, close cooperation between researchers and industrial partners is a fundamental condition for innovative results and their rapid transfer to industrial applications. The INSECT brings together academia and industry, and offers a perfect platform to exchange ideas and contribute knowledge in the field of Electrochemical Machining.

The key topics of INSECT 2020 are:

  • Fundamentals
  • Materials
  • Processing/Process Monitoring
  • Simulation and Modeling
  • Applications
  • Methods
  • Hybrid EC-processes


November 24-25, 2020


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Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU

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09126 Chemnitz