Excursion to Kamax Automotive GmbH

On January the 28th 2015 the excursion to Kamax Automotive GmbH at Homberg (Ohm) took place for the winners of the case study »troubleshooting« in context to the lecture Technology of manufacturing processes.


The Kamax Automotive GmbH sees itself as the technology leader in high-strength fasteners for the automotive industry. This year, for the second time running, Kamax presented the task for the case study »Troubleshooting in the screw manufacturing«.

The excursion allowed the winners of the case study to retrieve contents from science in the industrial environment and to discuss their achieved results with experienced employees. Afterwards, the students were led through the production facility. Inside the production facility, the individual steps from the delivery of the raw material, pre-treatment and cold working, down to the final inspection and shipment were shown to the students. The conclusion of the tour took place in the research and development area. There, the students got an insight into current researches and applications of special screws.

We would like to thank Kamax Automotive GmbH for the hospitality, the mentoring of the students and the interesting conversations. A special thank goes out to Mr. Hartmann and Ms. Ghinea-Popa, who supported the case study and organized a very interesting field trip for the students.