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Dr Johannes Schmalz (left) and Dr Markus Westermeier (centre) developed the idea for Spanflug after completing their doctoral studies at the iwb of TU München. They founded the company in January 2018 together with Dr Adrian Lewis (right).

Pushing forward digitalisation in the machine tool industry with intelligent algorithms and platform technology
Pushing forward digitalisation in the machine tool industry with...
Pushing forward digitalisation in the machine tool industry with intelligent algorithms and platform technology

The VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association), Frankfurt am Main, has acquired a minority stake in Munich-based Spanflug Technologies GmbH. The contract was signed last November. The start-up has been operating since 2018 and was spun off from the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Man...
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Grouppicture: Andrea Janssen

AI continuing to gain ground: Awards presented to winners of the “Founder Competition – Digital Innovation” at EMO 2019 in Hanover, Germany
AI continuing to gain ground: Awards presented to winners...
AI continuing to gain ground: Awards presented to winners of the “Founder Competition –...

– Improving energy management through artificial intelligence, using a smartphone for virtual sewing patterns, or saving human lives with a digitalised process chain: these are just some of the unique ideas with which start-ups were able to convince the jury of the "Founder Competition – Digital Inn...
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Carl Martin Welcker President of the Verbands Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau (VDMA)

Start-ups attracting interest among established engineering companies
Start-ups attracting interest among established engineering companies
Start-ups attracting interest among established engineering companies

New ideas, new technologies, new processes: start-ups in the technology sector have a lot to offer. Contrary to public perception, half of all companies in the sector are already taking a keen interest in the start-up scene, and more are set to follow. Established industrial companies in the mechani...
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Start-up Stand, BMWi

Innovation Made in Germany – Opportunities for start-ups at the METAV 2018
Innovation Made in Germany – Opportunities for start-ups at...
Innovation Made in Germany – Opportunities for start-ups at the METAV 2018

For the first time, there will be a shared stand for start-ups at the METAV 2018, the 20th International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies to be held in Düsseldorf from 20 to 24 February 2018. “We already had some very good feedback from this at the last EMO in Hanover,” says Dr. Wilfried Sch...
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