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Blog & Technical Papers

The VDW’s employees are experts in their respective specialist fields and contribute their know-how to a multiplicity of national and international contexts where they provide information on ongoing trends, news and interesting events at irregular intervals. Specialist articles published in connection with our trade fairs, the METAV and the EMO Hannover, in particular, will give you some soundly based insights into what’s happening in and around the German machine tool industry.

Young visitors can explore the exciting careers offered by mechanical engineering and experience the latest technologies at first hand on the Special Youth Show stand. Photo: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

Cool technology – Special Youth Show presenting careers in mechanical and plant engineering
Cool technology – Special Youth Show presenting careers in...
Cool technology – Special Youth Show presenting careers in mechanical and plant engineering

School students will be able to see for themselves how a Formula 1 racing car is created in the Special Youth Show at this year's METAV in Düsseldorf from 10 to 13 March 2020. Together with various partners, the Youth Education and Development Foundation for Mechanical Engineering (NWS) will be pres...
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IT security in production – A major challenge for machine manufacturers – Cyber Security Congress at METAV 2020 aims to shed light
IT security in production – A major challenge for...
IT security in production – A major challenge for machine manufacturers – Cyber Security...

Almost daily reports of hacker attacks are unnerving the public. According to the results of a Deutsche Telekom survey, nearly two thirds of German companies have fallen victim to hacking at least once. The mechanical engineering industry, too, is experiencing a significant increase in attacks on it...
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Safety as a strategic process – METAV Safety Day provides insights into machine tool safety concepts
Safety as a strategic process – METAV Safety Day...
Safety as a strategic process – METAV Safety Day provides insights into machine tool...

The European Machinery Directive is probably the most important set of machine safety regulations; it is currently being reviewed. The EU Commission is planning a new version. However, the messages emerging from the Commission are causing unease among companies and associations alike. The underlying...
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