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The focus is therefore on grinding machines and abrasives, but also on the entire production environment of grinding technology, including relevant software tools, process peripherals and the necessary measuring and testing systems for all quality management processes related to grinding.

GrindingHub registration forms available – Register now!
GrindingHub registration forms available – Register now!
GrindingHub registration forms available – Register now!

In the last few days the VDW has sent out registration forms to potential GrindingHub exhibitors all over the world. "We first presented our trade fair concept just four weeks ago, and since then we have succeeded in creating the registration forms for the new GrindingHub and distributing them withi...
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METAV digital will be available remotely to visitors for another three weeks until April 16, 2021.

METAV on the Web – A lesson in the digitalization of the trade fair world
METAV on the Web – A lesson in the...
METAV on the Web – A lesson in the digitalization of the trade fair...

After four virtual days the trade fair METAV digital came to an end on 26 March. "It was a solution to the current situation with a new format in which 80 exhibitors participated with great enthusiasm and commitment," says Stephanie Simon, responsible for organizing the trade fair at the VDW.
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One exemple of sheet metal processing: Nitrogen cutting at record speed with a solid-state laser: The sheet throughput for medium to thick sheets is increased by up to 100 per cent. At the same time, the gas consumption goes down – by as much as 70 per cent with Highspeed Eco. Source: Trumpf Group

Downswing in German metal forming technology sector halted for time being
Downswing in German metal forming technology sector halted for...
Downswing in German metal forming technology sector halted for time being

Metal forming technology accounts for about 30 per cent of machine tool production and is thus smaller than the machining sector. Forming technology machines include presses, bending machines, punching machines as well as wire working and processing machines. In the form of press technology it is us...
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Elaborate pocket milling on an Emco machining centre. At METAV digital, interested visitors will be able to pick up extensive expert knowledge on machining processes and machine tools.

Open community driving machine tool industry forwards: umati at METAV digital
Open community driving machine tool industry forwards: umati at...
Open community driving machine tool industry forwards: umati at METAV digital

'umati' allows machines from different manufacturers to be linked – securely, simply and smoothly – to customers' own digital solutions. Based on OPC UA as the "global language of production", it considerably simplifies the connection of machine tools to production-related IT systems. The alliance (...
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At the 2021 annual press conference, the VDW will provide an outlook for the machine tool industry.

German machine tool industry sees light at end of tunnel
German machine tool industry sees light at end of...
German machine tool industry sees light at end of tunnel

The VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association), Frankfurt am Main, expects production in the German machine tool industry to grow by 6 per cent to around 12.6 billion euros in 2021. At the association's annual press conference, Chairman Dr Heinz-Jürgen Prokop stated that the improved mood in th...
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Dr Johannes Schmalz (left) and Dr Markus Westermeier (centre) developed the idea for Spanflug after 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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