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…


Doomed to fail without AI?

EMO Han­nover 2019: Apply­ing an “engi­neer­ing approach” to the sys­tem­at­ic use of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence  The head­line is inten­tion­al­ly provoca­tive. Accord­ing to a 2018 study by Boston Con­sult­ing, Chi­na, Japan and the USA have been upgrad­ing their arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (AI) sys­tems for some time now, mean­ing that Europe urgent­ly needs to take action. Prof. Jörg Krüger,…


Cobots – Successful collaboration between man and robot

EMO Han­nover 2019 show­cas­ing robot­ic and automa­tion solu­tions for man­u­fac­tur­ers  Robot­ics and automa­tion are among the key tech­nolo­gies for ensur­ing last­ing inter­na­tion­al suc­cess. Cobots inter­act direct­ly with humans and give man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies a com­pet­i­tive edge in the mar­ket. At EMO Han­nover 2019, trade vis­i­tors will find count­less automa­tion solu­tions and col­lab­o­ra­tive robots aimed at enhanc­ing…


Reducing CO2 levels with artificial intelligence

45 start-ups show­cas­ing their strength at EMO Han­nover  Frank­furt am Main, 10 Sep­tem­ber 2019. – Start-ups are in great demand at EMO Han­nover 2019. The world’s lead­ing trade fair for met­al­work­ing has fur­ther increased its com­mit­ment to young com­pa­nies by spot­light­ing the sec­tor as a light­house project. Eight com­pa­nies have already reg­is­tered for the joint…