• German Machine Tool Builders' Association
  • vdw@vdw.de
  • +49 69 756081-0
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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The EMCONNECT digital process assistant provides connectivity for optimal workflows and increased productivity. Photo: EMCO GmbH

Focus on Automation
Focus on Automation
Focus on Automation

The main focus at METAV digital, the industry event for production technology from 23 to 26 March 2021, will be on precision tools and processing machines. Besides machining technologies, the spotlight will also be on automation solutions designed to raise the efficiency levels in production.
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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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