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, free use of public transportation at the event location, 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.“
Karl Bruckner GmbH
„A great offer for us metal enthusiasts! Time for the essentials is a very good credo, especially these days.“
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 public transportation system, free use of the cloakroom, a lounge for relaxing and to charge your batteries. 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 with approximately ten issues per year. 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 free use of the public transportation.
Membership cards of the Club of Metalworking will most like be sent out for the first time from August/September 2018. If you join the Club of Metalworking after that, you will receive your membership card within four weeks at the latest.