GrindingHub is fully booked

Grind­ing tech­nol­o­gy trade fair show­cas­ing lat­est indus­try trends Frank­furt am Main, 28 April 2022. – Around two weeks before the start of Grind­ingHub, the very last few square meters of exhi­bi­tion space have now been allo­cat­ed. From May 17 to 20, more than 370 exhibitors from 23 coun­tries will be show­cas­ing their prod­ucts on almost 18,000 square meters of net exhi­bi­tion space in three halls.

Dr. Wil­fried Schäfer, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Grind­ingHub orga­niz­er VDW (Ger­man Machine Tool Builders’ Asso­ci­a­tion), is more than pleased with the fig­ures. “This is pos­i­tive news for all vis­i­tors because this high lev­el of inter­est great­ly increas­es the chances of suc­cess for all the well-known sup­pli­ers who are com­ing to Stuttgart to present a com­pre­hen­sive overview of grind­ing tech­nol­o­gy, includ­ing all its key aspects. It also con­firms to us, the orga­niz­ers, that our con­cept for the event is clear and coherent.”

A fur­ther fac­tor which stands in favor of the event’s orga­niz­ers – the VDW, Messe Stuttgart and the Swiss asso­ci­a­tion Swiss­mem – is their in-depth knowl­edge of the indus­try, of the lat­est tech­ni­cal trends and, not least, of the key inter­na­tion­al play­ers. This has made it pos­si­ble to high­light spe­cif­ic top­ics on var­i­ous spe­cial stands. 

Grind­ing­So­lu­tion­Parks show­ing how the­o­ry and prac­tice go hand-in-hand

Promi­nent insti­tutes and com­pa­nies will present some of their spe­cial devel­op­ment top­ics on two Grind­ing­So­lu­tion­Park stands. Exhibitors on the Sci­ence Grind­ing­So­lu­tion­Park stand in Hall 10 (10D10) include the Insti­tute of Pro­duc­tion Engi­neer­ing and Machine Tools (IFW) at Leib­niz Uni­ver­si­ty Han­nover, the Insti­tute of Machine Com­po­nents (IMA) at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Stuttgart, Inspire AG from Zurich, the Insti­tute of Machin­ing Tech­nol­o­gy (ISF) at the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Dort­mund, the Leib­niz Insti­tute for Mate­r­i­al-Ori­ent­ed Tech­nolo­gies (IWT) from Bre­men and the Lab­o­ra­to­ry for Machine Tools and Pro­duc­tion Engi­neer­ing (WZL) at RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­si­ty. Robert Zmich, research asso­ciate at IWT, is already look­ing for­ward to his institute’s involve­ment: “Ongo­ing con­tact with oth­er research insti­tutes and, above all, indus­tri­al part­ners is extreme­ly impor­tant for Leib­niz-IWT because it can lead to new fields of research in response to cur­rent prob­lems in indus­try. At Grind­ingHub, we can final­ly engage in this kind of dia­log again, face-to-face.”

Fur­ther research top­ics will be explored on the Indus­try Grind­ing­So­lu­tion­sPark stand (7C40) in Hall 7. The focus here is on user-spe­cif­ic solu­tions. “We will be demon­strat­ing our new machine for bal­anc­ing grind­ing wheels in tool grind­ing machines. It was devel­oped to take us to the next qual­i­ty lev­el in bal­anc­ing accu­ra­cy. We are so pleased that peo­ple will be able to talk to each oth­er again in per­son and, above all, that they will be able to net­work again,” empha­sizes Her­rmann Diebold, CEO of Hel­mut Diebold GmbH & Co. in Jungin­gen. Three fur­ther com­pa­nies will also be pre­sent­ing top­ics from the entire process chain on the spe­cial stand: Grind­ing Tech­nol­o­gy Srl from Cas­sine (Italy), Hermle Schleiftech­nolo­gie GmbH Deilin­gen-Delkhofen and Zollern GmbH & Co. KG from Herbertingen.

Star­tu­pHub as first port of call for young companies

The Star­tu­pHub offers six young, inno­v­a­tive com­pa­nies the chance to show­case their ideas and prod­ucts at Grind­ingHub. The main focus is on dif­fer­ent soft­ware solu­tions, but also on cylin­dri­cal and non-cir­cu­lar grind­ing machines. Markus West­er­meier, co-founder and CEO of Munich-based Span­flug Tech­nolo­gies GmbH, explains: “We are very pleased to be unveil­ing the lat­est ver­sion of our cal­cu­la­tion soft­ware for man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pa­nies at Grind­ingHub. It can also be used to auto­mat­i­cal­ly cal­cu­late grind­ing oper­a­tions for turned and milled parts.” Also tak­ing part in the Star­tu­pHub are Rimon Tech­nolo­gies GmbH from Freien­bach (Switzer­land), G‑Elements GmbH from Wal­lisellen (Switzer­land), AtlasVR from Zurich (Switzer­land), Oculavis from Aachen (Ger­many) and ultra­TEC Anla­gen­tech­nik Münz GmbH from Laupheim (Ger­many).

Expe­ri­ence umati live – the world lan­guage of mechan­i­cal engineering

umati will also be seiz­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty to high­light the advan­tages of a world mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing lan­guage at the pre­miere of Grind­ingHub. The joint con­nec­tiv­i­ty ini­tia­tive of the VDW and VDMA (Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing Indus­try Asso­ci­a­tion) will have its own stand (9D46) in Hall 9 at the trade show. Dr. Alexan­der Broos, Head of Research and Tech­nol­o­gy in the VDW: “We can­not wait to present the ben­e­fits of open, stan­dard­ized inter­faces based on OPC UA to a live audi­ence. The umati brand gains its strength from the con­tact between old and new part­ners, from the mutu­al exchanges which take place, and from the estab­lish­ment of a strong net­work. Vis­i­tors can find out more in the reg­u­lar series of suc­cess­ful ‘Meet the Expert’ ses­sions. The team on the joint stand is being sup­port­ed by the project part­ner, the Insti­tute for Con­trol Tech­nol­o­gy of Machine Tools and Man­u­fac­tur­ing Sys­tems (ISW) of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Stuttgart, as well as by the long-stand­ing umati part­ner Orches­tra Srl from Turin (Italy).

Our exhibitors are in the start­ing blocks and are rar­ing to go,” says Wil­fried Schäfer of the VDW, sum­ming up the mood in the run-up to the event. “All the con­ver­sa­tions I’ve had con­firm that there is a great sense of antic­i­pa­tion among all par­tic­i­pants about meet­ing again in per­son and net­work­ing. Many exhibitors have also been work­ing hard on devel­op­ing their prod­ucts dur­ing the pan­dem­ic and are final­ly ready to present them to their cus­tomers in a live situation.”

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