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METAV Web-Sessions will start on 06 October 2020.

Ever greater performance required from production systems
Ever greater performance required from production systems
Ever greater performance required from production systems

The Software Theme Days of the METAV Web Sessions in October show how to achieve this: Two trends are shaping the development of production technology: increasingly customised products at competitive prices, and ever smaller batch sizes – yet with no drop in the quality. This requires high-perfor...
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"With our partner IndustryArena, the first METAV Web Sessions went off without a hitch", says Stephanie Simon, organiser of the METAV Web Sessions.

100 presentations in five days – METAV exhibitors also impressive in Web format
100 presentations in five days – METAV exhibitors also...
100 presentations in five days – METAV exhibitors also impressive in Web format

The launch of the METAV Web Sessions has been an all-round success. There was plenty of interesting content on a wide range of production-related topics and trends according to the motto “Let’s talk about innovation”. The first major virtual metalworking event of its kind was also a technical succes...
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IT security in production – A major challenge for machine manufacturers – Cyber Security Congress at METAV 2020 aims to shed light
IT security in production – A major challenge for...
IT security in production – A major challenge for machine manufacturers – Cyber Security...

Almost daily reports of hacker attacks are unnerving the public. According to the results of a Deutsche Telekom survey, nearly two thirds of German companies have fallen victim to hacking at least once. The mechanical engineering industry, too, is experiencing a significant increase in attacks on it...
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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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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...
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