Welcome to the Club of Metalworking

The Club of Met­al­work­ing is an ini­tia­tive of the VDW (Ger­man Machine Tool Builders’ Asso­ci­a­tion). It has been known inter­na­tion­al­ly since 1891 for its exper­tise in machine tools and its pas­sion for met­al­work­ing trade fairs. We would like to share this enthu­si­asm with you in the Club of Metalworking.

Here, we would not only like to inform our club mem­bers about cur­rent devel­op­ments in all areas of the machine tool indus­try and impor­tant met­al­work­ing trade fairs, but also make a con­tri­bu­tion to them being able to ded­i­cate them­selves com­plete­ly to our com­mon inter­est. There­fore, we relieve you of every­thing that robs you of time and dis­tracts you from the essen­tials when vis­it­ing the trade fair.

Free tick­ets to the most impor­tant trade fairs of the indus­try with­out addi­tion­al reg­is­tra­tion and exclu­sive indus­try infor­ma­tion, Easy Access to speed up get­ting into the fair – these and oth­er attrac­tive ser­vices await you as a mem­ber of the Club of Met­al­work­ing. Guar­an­teed free of charge and with­out any oth­er obligations.

Do you want to make sure that you don’t miss out on these ben­e­fits? Then reg­is­ter on our site, and we will do the rest for you. Are you inter­est­ed in the Club of Met­al­work­ing, but still have ques­tions? Then you will find impor­tant answers in our FAQ. We are look­ing for­ward to you con­tact­ing us!

A trade fair net­works, a club con­nects: The Club of Met­al­work­ing is a won­der­ful ini­tia­tive to bring met­al­work­ing experts together.“

Nina Bruck­n­er,
Man­ag­ing Director
Karl Bruck­n­er GmbH

A great offer for us met­al enthu­si­asts! Time for the essen­tials is a very good cre­do, espe­cial­ly these days.“

Alain Reyn­voet,
Schiess GmbH


The ser­vices of the Club of Met­al­work­ing fol­low the mot­to of: Eas­i­er. Faster. Bet­ter. To make your vis­it to the trade fair as pleas­ant as pos­si­ble, we relieve you of every­thing that robs you of time and dis­tracts you from the essen­tials: free admis­sion, free use of the cloak­room, Easy Access to speed up get­ting into the fair. Many doors are opened for you as a mem­ber of the Club of Metalworking.

More­over, with our exclu­sive newslet­ter with news from the world of met­al­work­ing, we keep you up-to-date and invite you to club get-togeth­­ers for net­work­ing. We would like to suc­ces­sive­ly expand our ser­vices and bring more inter­est­ing part­ners on board.

The Club of Met­al­work­ing is an ini­tia­tive of the VDW and would like to awak­en a pas­sion for the world of met­al­work­ing. The VDW was estab­lished in 1891 as the voice of the Ger­man machine tool indus­try, and is known world­wide for its out­stand­ing expertise.

The employ­ees of the VDW con­tribute their know-how in diverse nation­al and inter­na­tion­al con­texts. As the organ­is­er, the VDW organ­is­es the pre­mier trade fair, the EMO Han­nover, the world’s most impor­tant inno­va­tion show­case for met­al­work­ing, as well as the inter­na­tion­al trade fair for man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nol­o­gy and automa­tion, the METAV in Düsseldorf.

As orga­niz­er of inter­na­tion­al trade fairs EMO Han­nover and METAV the VDW pro­vides a plat­form for the exchange of infor­ma­tion and dia­logue amongst indus­try pro­fes­sion­als. The Club of Met­al­work­ing ties in with this idea and wants to bring experts of indus­tri­al man­u­fac­tur­ing together. 

We are con­vinced that pas­sion for met­al­work­ing is the best instru­ment to estab­lish our indus­try as a world leader and inspire young pro­fes­sion­als for a career in the machine tool indus­try. There­fore, we con­scious­ly chose free mem­ber­ship with attrac­tive ser­vices to equal­ly address all inter­est­ed par­ties in our indus­try, from trainees to skilled work­ers up to man­ag­ing direc­tors and owners.

The newslet­ter appears at irreg­u­lar inter­vals. The con­tact of the newslet­ter is ded­i­cat­ed to the world of met­al­work­ing as well as the part­ners of the Club of Met­al­work­ing. Whether exclu­sive tech­ni­cal arti­cles on met­al­work­ing tech­nolo­gies, infor­ma­tion on impor­tant trade fairs or an occa­sion­al look out­side of one’s own box – as a cen­tral com­mu­ni­ca­tion chan­nel of the Club of Met­al­work­ing, our newslet­ter always keeps you up-to-date.

Any­one who is inter­est­ed in the world of met­al­work­ing is wel­come in the Club of Met­al­work­ing. Whether own­er, board mem­ber or depart­ment man­ag­er, cler­i­cal work­er or employ­ee from a func­tion­al area (e.g. man­u­fac­tur­ing, work sched­ul­ing, pro­duc­tion plan­ning, design, pro­cure­ment, R&D), stu­dents, sci­en­tists or jour­nal­ists, your pro­fes­sion and lev­el of edu­ca­tion are not impor­tant to us, but rather our shared pas­sion for metalworking.

We would be delight­ed if you were to join the Club of Met­al­work­ing. To reg­is­ter as a new mem­ber, enter your pro­fes­sion­al con­tact infor­ma­tion in the reg­is­tra­tion form under the menu option Reg­is­ter. Alter­na­tive­ly, you can also reg­is­ter as a mem­ber via your LinkedIn pro­file. If you are already a mem­ber in the Club of Met­al­work­ing, you can login using the same menu and edit your pro­file data.

You can leave the Club of Met­al­work­ing at any time by delet­ing your free pro­file. The with­draw­al is effec­tive imme­di­ate­ly and will be con­firmed to you by e‑mail. Please note that as of the time of the with­draw­al, all ser­vices are lost such as, for exam­ple, free admis­sion or Easy Access to speed up get­ting into the fair.

You will receive your mem­ber­ship card direct­ly in the down­load area after reg­is­tra­tion. There you will be offered the mem­ber­ship card per­son­al­ized as a PDF for down­load. This takes place auto­mat­i­cal­ly and you do not have to make any fur­ther entries or pay­ments. You have the pos­si­bil­i­ty to print your mem­ber­ship card direct­ly from anywhere.