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METAV Web-Sessions will start on 06 October 2020.

Ever greater performance required from production systems
Ever greater performance required from production systems
Ever greater performance required from production systems

The Software Theme Days of the METAV Web Sessions in October show how to achieve this: Two trends are shaping the development of production technology: increasingly customised products at competitive prices, and ever smaller batch sizes – yet with no drop in the quality. This requires high-perfor...
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Dr. Alexander Arndt, Manager of Digitalization and Process Design at Laserline GmbH in Mülheim-Kärlich is a member of the working group to develop an interface standard based on OPC UA for the laser industry.

Palpable decline in Germany’s 2019 production of laser systems
Palpable decline in Germany’s 2019 production of laser systems
Palpable decline in Germany’s 2019 production of laser systems

Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were indications of cooling in the laser industry. According to figures issued by the VDMA Working Committee “Lasers and Laser Systems for Material Processing”, both production and incoming orders dropped by about 18 per cent in 2019. Yet even in the midst ...
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Order intake of the German machine tool industry.

Corona crisis holding down German machine tool industry orders
Corona crisis holding down German machine tool industry orders
Corona crisis holding down German machine tool industry orders

Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the second quarter of 2020 were 46 per cent down on the same period last year. In the process orders from Germany fell by 36 per cent. 51 per cent fewer orders were received from abroad. In the first half of 2020, the level of orders fell by 35 ...
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"With our partner IndustryArena, the first METAV Web Sessions went off without a hitch", says Stephanie Simon, organiser of the METAV Web Sessions.

100 presentations in five days – METAV exhibitors also impressive in Web format
100 presentations in five days – METAV exhibitors also...
100 presentations in five days – METAV exhibitors also impressive in Web format

The launch of the METAV Web Sessions has been an all-round success. There was plenty of interesting content on a wide range of production-related topics and trends according to the motto “Let’s talk about innovation”. The first major virtual metalworking event of its kind was also a technical succes...
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