Fineblanking is one of the most economical methods of precisely manufacturing metallic components in large numbers.
The quality of the tool material plays an important role in this. Starting with the properties of use in the manufacture of the tool and especially when it is used. The cost-effectiveness and performance of the materials are decisive selection criteria. With a wide range of materials, voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl offers the ideal tool steel for every application in cold forming.
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Johanna Geckle studied Economic and Social Science with topic marketing at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz. 1992 she started her career in the sales department for Tool and High Speed Steels at voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl. At that time she successfully coordinated the market introduction of K340 ISODUR. From 1996 up to 2011 she was in charge of the product management for plastic mold steels and for one year for hot work tool steels as well. She significantly characterized the BÖHLER product program of the BÖHLER plastic mold steels. After 15 years she changed her responsibility and has found her new challenge as product & key account manager of the BÖHLER cold work tool steels.
Harald Leitner has over 25 years experience in the field of tooling materials and high speed steels. He holds a degree in material sience after his PhD he was a group leader at the Department of Physical Metallurgy and Materials Testing at the Montanuniversität Leoben. In the year 2013 he moved to voestalpine BÖHLER Edelstahl in the leading position of the R&D manager. Since 2018 he is Senior Expert and in charge of product development in the fields on tool steels and high speed steels.