The 11th Tooling Conference took place from 12.05 to 16.05.2019 in Aachen. Every three years international research and industry representatives meet to exchange ideas on material development, manufacturing methods and applications in the field of tools. The experts met in the business rooms of the Tivoli Stadium under the slogan "Communication along the supply chain in the tooling industry". IWM/IAPK presented itself with a booth that vividly illustrated the research areas of simulation and powder metallurgy. Five conference presentations highlighted current work in the field of additive manufacturing and heat treatment simulation. The properties of materials such as high-speed steel and cemented tungsten carbide, produced by Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF), were presented. The simulation of technical processes such as heat treatment, grinding and die-casting revealed the development of residual stresses and phase transformations.