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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.

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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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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