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Astrophysicists Theo Steininger and Maksim Greiner are looking for new applications for artificial intelligence software that has already proven itself in the automotive industry. Photo: Erium

Metalworking inspired by the stars: Astrophysicists looking to optimise milling
Metalworking inspired by the stars: Astrophysicists looking to optimise...
Metalworking inspired by the stars: Astrophysicists looking to optimise milling

Recently, even astrophysicists have started taking an interest in EMO Hannover. Garching-based Dr. Theo Steininger and Dr. Maksim Greiner, former PhD students at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, have developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) software that makes use of the latest s...
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Die METAV 2018 – 20. Internationale Messe für Technologien der Metallbearbeitung findet vom 20. bis 24. Februar in Düsseldorf statt. 560 Aussteller aus 24 Ländern, darunter 56 Erstaussteller, zeigen das komplette Spektrum der Fertigungstechnik. Schwerpunkte sind Werkzeugmaschinen, Fertigungssysteme, Präzisionswerkzeuge, automatisierter Materialfluss, Computertechnologie, Industrieelektronik und Zubehör. Hinzu kommen die neuen Themen Moulding, Medical, Additive Manufacturing und Quality. Zur Besucherzielgruppe der METAV gehören alle Industriezweige, die Metall bearbeiten, insbesondere der Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, die Automobil- und Zulieferindustrie, Luft- und Raumfahrt, Elektroindustrie, Energie- und Medizintechnik, der Werkzeug- und Formenbau sowie Metallbearbeitung und Handwerk. | The METAV 2018 – the 20th International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies – will be held in Düsseldorf from 20 to 24 February. 560 exhibitors from 24 countries, among them 56 first-time exhibitors, showcase the entire spectrum of production technology. The principal focuses are machine tools, production systems, high-precision tools, automated material flows, computer technology, industrial electronics, and accessories, complemented by the new themes of Moulding, Medical, Additive Manufacturing and Quality. The METAV’s target group for visitors includes all branches of industry that work metal, particularly machinery and plant manufacturers, the automotive industry and its component suppliers, aerospace, the electrical engineering industry, energy and medical technologies, tool and mould-making, plus metalworking and the craft sector.

Wide range of innovative technological highlights at METAV 2018
Wide range of innovative technological highlights at METAV 2018
Wide range of innovative technological highlights at METAV 2018

Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, July 2018. - This year's METAV was held from 20 to 24 February in Düsseldorf, where more than 500 exhibitors presented their innovative technologies. The core theme of the event is metalworking, but digitalisation and networking were again given their own spotlight in ...
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Dr. Broos explains “Connectivity for Industry 4.0” to Chinese media
Dr. Broos explains “Connectivity for Industry 4.0” to Chinese...
Dr. Broos explains “Connectivity for Industry 4.0” to Chinese media

Dr. Broos, VDW’s expert on technology and standardization, explained our initiative of a common language for machine tools in an interview with Hoisting and Conveying Machinery. The sectoral project “Connectivity for Industry 4.0” reaches Chinese media. Click here to watch …
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Design or non-design: form and function follow ergonomics and operator language
Design or non-design: form and function follow ergonomics and...
Design or non-design: form and function follow ergonomics and operator language

What role does design play nowadays in machine tool manufacture? Does the principle of “form follows function” still apply – or is function sometimes being downgraded in perceived importance in favour of an aesthetically pleasing form? Besides upgraded functionalities, the METAV 2018 in Düsseldorf w...
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