Freud is a worldwide leader in the cutting tool industry and the biggest producer of premium circular saw blades.

Since 1962, Freud designs and produces an extensive range of superior quality circular saw blades, cutter heads & router bits, drilling, routing & CNC tools, knives and accessories - for portable and industrial machines. The company owns and controls the entire tool manufacturing process, with a full and strict monitoring over quality, across its plants in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy. The continuous investment in Research & Development, combined with Freud’s strong engineering competence and advanced technologies, results in premium quality cutting tools that feature extreme precision and extended lifetime. Starting from 1980, Freud prides itself of a unique in the world in-house production and sintering of Carbide components that deliver maximum precision and long lasting sharpness of the cutting edge. The Italian company is present in over 90 countries worldwide, with an extensive network of selected partners and subsidiaries.

Since 2009 Freud is part of the Bosch Group, within the Power Tools Division, Business Unit Accessories. Our responsibility goes far beyond ‘business’. We’re independent of stock markets and bound to the purpose of the Robert Bosch Foundation; our success directly benefits society, the environment, and future generations. Our promise to our associates is rock-solid: we grow together, we enjoy our work, and we inspire each other. Join in and feel the difference.

Freud-Bosch has initiated several concreate activities related to sustainability, related both to its final products and to the manufacturing processes. The design and manufacturing of cutting and routing tools which reduce the energy consumption in operation, the transition to sustainable materials for packaging and the reduction of energy demand in the manufacturing plants are a few examples of activities in the area of sustainability.


Work areas for student mobility traineeships and theses

Topic 1: Innovative product design solutions and technologies for reducing energy consumption

Topic 2: Reduction of energy and consumables demand and in the manufacturing plants

Topic 3: Development and implementation of sustainable packaging solutions




If interested in these topics, please contact the course coordinator