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Dr Johannes Schmalz (left) and Dr Markus Westermeier (centre) developed the idea for Spanflug while completing their doctoral studies at the iwb of TU München. They founded the company in January 2018 together with Dr Adrian Lewis (right).

Pushing forward digitalisation in the machine tool industry with intelligent algorithms and platform technology
Pushing forward digitalisation in the machine tool industry with...
Pushing forward digitalisation in the machine tool industry with intelligent algorithms and platform technology

The VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association), Frankfurt am Main, has acquired a minority stake in Munich-based Spanflug Technologies GmbH. The contract was signed last November. The start-up has been operating since 2018 and was spun off from the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Man...
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The web event will take place on December 16 and 17, 2020.

Machine tool manufacturers opening a new chapter in the roll-out of Industry 4.0
Machine tool manufacturers opening a new chapter in the...
Machine tool manufacturers opening a new chapter in the roll-out of Industry 4.0

The VDW will be firing up the next stage of umati – the universal machine technology interface – on 16 and 17 December. "This is solid proof that the open connection of machines is possible using such standards. Participants will be able to experience how data from different machines converges – liv...
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METAV 2020 reloaded is now METAV digital.

METAV 2020 reloaded is now METAV digital: VDW launches new trade fair concept
METAV 2020 reloaded is now METAV digital: VDW launches...
METAV 2020 reloaded is now METAV digital: VDW launches new trade fair concept

"If anything good has come out of this difficult time, it is the stimulation of creativity," stated Dr Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director of the VDW, (German Machine Tool Builders' Association) at the METAV 2020 reloaded Preview on 10 December 2020. The press conference was originally intended to ...
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VOD service on laptop. Video On Demand, watching tv series, streaming media, multimedia subscription concept

Automation and Handling are the focus of the METAV Web Sessions at the beginning of November
Automation and Handling are the focus of the METAV...
Automation and Handling are the focus of the METAV Web Sessions at the beginning...

Automation and handling are increasingly gaining in significance as mega trends in industrial manufacturing. The problem of skilled workers is becoming ever more serious, especially in these difficult times when many companies are under pressure from high costs. At the same time, there are enormousl...
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The VDW offers its members the opportunity to get to know interesting sales markets within the framework of technology symposia on a regular basis, as here in South Korea in 2019. In 2020, a virtual symposium will take place for the first time.

Technology Symposium India 2020: Innovations in Production Technology
Technology Symposium India 2020: Innovations in Production Technology
Technology Symposium India 2020: Innovations in Production Technology

The German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) is inviting participants to take part in its fifth technology symposium in India. Ten premium German suppliers of machine tools will be using the symposium to present their latest production-related machines, services and solutions.
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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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