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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.

The future is cyber-physical – METAV 2020 and VDMA Forum on Clamping Technology: Digital transformation innovations
The future is cyber-physical – METAV 2020 and VDMA...
The future is cyber-physical – METAV 2020 and VDMA Forum on Clamping Technology: Digital...

Like many a successful TV series, industry thrives on innovations that build on previous successes. This applies in particular to the clamping technology industry, the products of which are currently morphing into cyber-physical devices. Visitors to METAV 2020 can check out the current state-of-the-...
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Prof. Dirk Biermann (right), Head of the Institute of Machining Technology (ISF) at the Technical University of Dortmund and member of the German Academic Association for Production Technology (WGP), gives an insight into current developments in metalworking as keynote speaker at the Düsseldorf 2020 Innovation Forum. Photo: TU Dortmund – ISF

Industry 4.0 components changing machine tools and their environment
Industry 4.0 components changing machine tools and their environment
Industry 4.0 components changing machine tools and their environment

Supported by the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association), the first "mav Innovation Forum Düsseldorf" will take place on 12 March 2020 as part of METAV 2020. The Forum, to be held in the Düsseldorf Congress Center, is based on the Böblingen event, which has enjoyed great success over many ye...
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The Baden-Württemberg-based automation specialists are aiming to provide robot manufacturers and integrators with independently tested co-act grippers that can be used for rapid implementation and certification of collaborative scenarios. Photo: Schunk

Cobots – Successful collaboration between man and robot
Cobots – Successful collaboration between man and robot
Cobots – Successful collaboration between man and robot

Robotics and automation are among the key technologies for ensuring lasting international success. Cobots interact directly with humans and give manufacturing companies a competitive edge in the market. At EMO Hannover 2019, trade visitors will find countless automation solutions and collaborative r...
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