• German Machine Tool Builders' Association
  • vdw@vdw.de
  • +49 69 756081-0

Press Releases

Press releases are free for editorial use, and may in this context be utilised without further consultation. Please make sure to provide source attributions, particularly for the pictures. We would very much appreciate it if you could send us a link or a courtesy copy of your coverage for our archives.

Currently making 10,000 vehicles per year, a fully networked and digitalised factory has been built in Aachen to produce the eGo-Life. Production levels can be raised to 30,000 cars. The target group for the battery-powered vehicle is the typical two-car household in which one member drives little more than 150 km per week. Photo: VDW/Strauch

Networking and digital know-how for new business models
Networking and digital know-how for new business models
Networking and digital know-how for new business models

The METAV organiser VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken - German Machine Tool Builders' Association) staged its International Press Forum in Aachen on 12 and 13 December. The 21st METAV, the International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies, will open its doors from 10 to 13 March 2...
Read More

Attracting Mexican production experts to German technology
Attracting Mexican production experts to German technology
Attracting Mexican production experts to German technology

17 German machine tool manufacturers came to Mexico to establish and cultivate close contacts. The VDW (Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschi-nenhersteller – German Machine Tool Builders' Association) organised two technology symposia in Querétaro and Monterrey in the first week of December. There was gre...
Read More
Mapal has used additive methods to optimise the temperature resistance and geometry of the hydraulic expansion chuck. Photo: Mapal

New developments in the manufacture of precision tools – On show at METAV 2020 – Measurement equipment and new technologies play key role in the toolmaking process chain
New developments in the manufacture of precision tools –...
New developments in the manufacture of precision tools – On show at METAV 2020...

Tool production demands maximum precision and quality. New technologies, such as additive processes or laser-assisted production for the fine structuring of design and functional surfaces, are increasingly being used alongside conventional manufacturing processes. Exhibitors at METAV 2020 from 10 to...
Read More
The communication and interface standard OPC UA represents a promising means of significantly reducing the work and costs involved in integrating measurement solutions in production. Photo: Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik

OPC UA makes life easier for measurement technicians – METAV 2020 showcasing the integration of length measurement technology in digitalised metalworking
OPC UA makes life easier for measurement technicians –...
OPC UA makes life easier for measurement technicians – METAV 2020 showcasing the integration...

The non-proprietary communication standard OPC UA (Open Platform Communications Unified Architecture) is currently experiencing rapid growth because the open platform facilitates the integration of new machines and devices into production. The VDMA is currently developing corresponding domain-specif...
Read More
Look out! Cyberattacks can be prevented by training employees in the company or online - or at least by reducing the impact. Photo: Siemens

Vigilance – The best protection against hacking: METAV 2020 offering expert knowledge on data security – Cybersecurity Congress highlighting challenges facing the office and production environments
Vigilance – The best protection against hacking: METAV 2020...
Vigilance – The best protection against hacking: METAV 2020 offering expert knowledge on data...

Digitalisation has its price. The networking of people, machines and companies not only increases productivity and sustainability, but also raises the risk of a cyber attack. The VDMA Cybersecurity Congress at METAV 2020 on 11 March 2020 offers potential ways of resolving this dilemma. Heinz-Uwe Ger...
Read More