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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.

Design or non-design: form and function follow ergonomics and operator language
Design or non-design: form and function follow ergonomics and...
Design or non-design: form and function follow ergonomics and operator language

What role does design play nowadays in machine tool manufacture? Does the principle of “form follows function” still apply – or is function sometimes being downgraded in perceived importance in favour of an aesthetically pleasing form? Besides upgraded functionalities, the METAV 2018 in Düsseldorf w...
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Intelligente Automation

Intelligent software solutions master metrological tasks
Intelligent software solutions master metrological tasks
Intelligent software solutions master metrological tasks

The challenges entailed by the omnipresent Industry 4.0 hype are immense: integration into flexible manufacturing processes, assuring process stability and production quality. Metrological technology has a particularly exacting remit in this context: fewer measurements in the measuring room – more m...
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Quality Area at the METAV 2018: processes digitally under control
Quality Area at the METAV 2018: processes digitally under...
Quality Area at the METAV 2018: processes digitally under control

The motivations for visiting the Quality Area at the METAV 2018 are many and varied, but at present plenty of visitors are primrily interested in one topic: how can the quality of their processes be improved with digitalisation? What small and mid-tier companies (SMEs), especially, should bear in mi...
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Citizen coolant hoses

Medical Area at the METAV 2018: customised solutions for curative competence
Medical Area at the METAV 2018: customised solutions for...
Medical Area at the METAV 2018: customised solutions for curative competence

According to experts, “only the best of the best” in terms of machine tools qualify for use in the medical technology sector. From the viewpoint of a long-standing exhibitor at the Medical Area, the Citizen company elucidates how this is achieved even for highly complex 3D parts by a vastly experien...
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