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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...
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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...
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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...
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Carl Martin Welcker, EMO General Commissioner, (r) and Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, CEO of the EMO event organizer VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), looking back on a successful EMO Hannover 2019.

EMO Hannover 2019 provides clarity in uncertain times Trade fair builds on successful previous event
EMO Hannover 2019 provides clarity in uncertain times Trade...
EMO Hannover 2019 provides clarity in uncertain times Trade fair builds on successful previous...

EMO Hannover 2019 closed its doors today following a six-day run. From 16 to 21 September, round about 117,000 production specialists from 150 countries convened at the world’s leading tradeshow for the metalworking industry. “This EMO Hannover 2019 built on the success of our boom year in 2017,” re...
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The Xeidana software, which was developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU) in Chemnitz, provides users with a solution package that can take care of various tasks ranging from data acquisition to automated quality control. Foto: IWU

High-quality sensor data is a crucial requirement for Industry 4.0
High-quality sensor data is a crucial requirement for Industry...
High-quality sensor data is a crucial requirement for Industry 4.0

The use of appropriate sensor technology in production is a basic prerequisite for the implementation of Industry 4.0. It collects data on process and machine status as it arises and makes it available for various process-relevant information services and workflows. However, the costs of sensor tech...
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“The next important milestone for umati is the presentation of a more extensive showcase at EMO Hannover 2019', Broos from VDW announces.

Full throttle towards a common language for machine tools
Full throttle towards a common language for machine tools
Full throttle towards a common language for machine tools

umati (universal machine tool interface) moves one step ahead towards becoming a generally accepted standard. VDW, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association and the OPC Foundation establish a so-called Joint Working Group. Interested parties are cordially invited to participate with immediate ef...
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