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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.

Dr. Broos explains “Connectivity for Industry 4.0” to Chinese media
Dr. Broos explains “Connectivity for Industry 4.0” to Chinese...
Dr. Broos explains “Connectivity for Industry 4.0” to Chinese media

Dr. Broos, VDW’s expert on technology and standardization, explained our initiative of a common language for machine tools in an interview with Hoisting and Conveying Machinery. The sectoral project “Connectivity for Industry 4.0” reaches Chinese media. Click here to watch …
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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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