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…