Medical engineering requires long-term approach

First there was Brex­it, trade wars and struc­tur­al change in key indus­tries, now it’s the coro­na pan­dem­ic. Up to now the machine tool man­u­fac­tur­ers have only been mar­gin­al­ly affect­ed by the eco­nom­ic set­backs, but they are now fac­ing increas­ing threats. Med­ical engi­neer­ing read­i­ly springs to mind when it comes to mar­kets that still hold growth…


That’s is what the participating companies said

Nadine Cömert, Solid­line: “Now is the right time to charge bat­ter­ies and pre­pare for the restart of busi­ness. Use the METAV web ses­sions to find inspi­ra­tion for your com­pa­ny and process­es. You can find what you are look­ing for on Google, but the web ses­sions offer solu­tions that you may not even had been famil­iar…


Safety as a strategic process – METAV Safety Day provides insights into machine tool safety concepts

Farank­furt am Main, the 27th Jan­u­ary 2020 — The Euro­pean Machin­ery Direc­tive is prob­a­bly the most impor­tant set of machine safe­ty reg­u­la­tions; it is cur­rent­ly being reviewed. The EU Com­mis­sion is plan­ning a new ver­sion. How­ev­er, the mes­sages emerg­ing from the Com­mis­sion are caus­ing unease among com­pa­nies and asso­ci­a­tions alike. The under­ly­ing objec­tives of the…


Vigilance – The best protection against hacking — METAV 2020 offering expert knowledge on data security – Cybersecurity Congress highlighting challenges facing the office and production environments

Frank­furt am Main, 27 Novem­ber 2019 — Dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion has its price. The net­work­ing of peo­ple, machines and com­pa­nies not only increas­es pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and sus­tain­abil­i­ty, but also rais­es the risk of a cyber attack. The VDMA Cyber­se­cu­ri­ty Con­gress at METAV 2020 on 11 March 2020 offers poten­tial ways of resolv­ing this dilem­ma. Heinz-Uwe Gern­hard is head of…


METAVs favourite: stand cookies!

An event­ful year is draw­ing to a close. The days are get­ting short­er, the nights cold­er and con­tem­pla­tion is com­ing. But Christ­mas time is also time for cook­ies. That’s why we went to the bak­ery and baked our favourite cook­ies: Stand cook­ies! You may have seen them on social media…  With com­bined forces from the…


New developments in the manufacture of precision tools On show at METAV 2020 – Measurement equipment and new technologies play key role in the toolmaking process chain

Tool pro­duc­tion demands max­i­mum pre­ci­sion and qual­i­ty. New tech­nolo­gies, such as addi­tive process­es or laser-assist­ed pro­duc­tion for the fine struc­tur­ing of design and func­tion­al sur­faces, are increas­ing­ly being used along­side con­ven­tion­al man­u­fac­tur­ing process­es. Exhibitors at METAV 2020 from 10 to 13 March in Düs­sel­dorf will be high­light­ing cru­cial aspects in the man­u­fac­ture of pre­ci­sion tools. …


OPC UA makes life easier for measurement technicians METAV 2020 showcasing the integration of length measurement technology in digitalised metalworking

The non-pro­pri­e­tary com­mu­ni­ca­tion stan­dard OPC UA (Open Plat­form Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Uni­fied Archi­tec­ture) is cur­rent­ly expe­ri­enc­ing rapid growth because the open plat­form facil­i­tates the inte­gra­tion of new machines and devices into pro­duc­tion. The VDMA is cur­rent­ly devel­op­ing cor­re­spond­ing domain-spe­­cif­ic infor­ma­tion mod­els (“Com­pan­ion Spec­i­fi­ca­tions”) for length mea­sure­ment tech­nol­o­gy. Trade vis­i­tors will be able to receive first-hand infor­ma­tion from…


EMO Hannover 2019 provides clarity in uncertain times Trade fair builds on successful previous event

EMO Han­nover 2019 closed its doors today fol­low­ing a six-day run. From 16 to 21 Sep­tem­ber, round about 117,000 pro­duc­tion spe­cial­ists from 150 coun­tries con­vened at the world’s lead­ing tradeshow for the met­al­work­ing indus­try. “This EMO Han­nover 2019 built on the suc­cess of our boom year in 2017,” report­ed EMO Gen­er­al Com­mis­sion­er Carl Mar­tin Wel­ck­er.…


AI continuing to gain ground: Awards presented to winners of the “Founder Competition – Digital Innovation” at EMO 2019 in Hanover, Germany

Improv­ing ener­gy man­age­ment through arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, using a smart­phone for vir­tu­al sewing pat­terns, or sav­ing human lives with a dig­i­talised process chain: these are just some of the unique ideas with which start-ups were able to con­vince the jury of the “Founder Com­pe­ti­tion – Dig­i­tal Inno­va­tions” organ­ised by the Fed­er­al Min­istry for Eco­nom­ic Affairs and…


EMO Hannover 2019 boosting investment levels with array of new technologies

Andreas Scheuer, Fed­er­al Min­is­ter of Trans­port and Dig­i­tal Infra­struc­ture, opens the world’s lead­ing trade fair for met­al­work­ing   Andreas Scheuer, Fed­er­al Min­is­ter of Trans­port and Dig­i­tal Infra­struc­tre, togeth­er with Low­er Saxony’s First Min­is­ter Stephan Weil, Mem­ber of the Board of Man­age­ment of Deutsche Telekom Adel Al-Saleh, Cec­i­mo Pres­i­dent Dr. Roland Feichtl and EMO Gen­er­al Com­mis­sion­er Carl…