479,552 reg. members

METAV - News

News
56
Following

2017-03-22 METAV 2018: the registration phase has begun

METAV 2018: the registration phase has begun
From 20 to 24 February 2018, the METAV 2018 will be held in the Düsseldorf Exhibition Halls. The registration documents have just been dispatched. The 20th International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies will be continuing the successful concept adopted for the preceding event. The thematic expansion to incorporate specific areas for quality, additive manufacturing, moulding and medical was Go to press info

2016-04-15 Technical closing report on the METAV 2016

Technical closing report on the METAV 2016
The 19th METAV was held in Düsseldorf from 23 to 27 February 2016 with four new keynote areas. The subjects of Additive Manufacturing (AM), Medical, Quality and Moulding supplemented the METAV’s core themes of metalworking technologies. In addition, the higher-order topic of “Industry 4.0” was spotlighted in a theme park of its own. Go to press info

2016-02-29 Trade community enthusiastic about new METAV

Trade community enthusiastic about new METAV
Large crowds in the halls, satisfied exhibitors. This is how METAV 2016 can be summarised now that it has ended after five days in Halls 14 to 17 on the Düsseldorf exhibition site. “We are delighted that the response to METAV and its new concept has been so positive”, says Dr Wilfried Schäfer, Director of VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), which organised METAV. Go to press info

2016-02-24 IAMA 2016: Concept Laser wins the race

IAMA 2016: Concept Laser wins the race
To thunderous applause, the winner of the International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA) was chosen today during the “Inside 3D Printing” specialist congress at the METAV 2016 in Düsseldorf. Concept Laser from Lichtenfels in Upper Franconia came out on top against 15 other entries from Germany, Finland, the UK, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the USA. Go to press info

2016-02-23 No major revolution in metalworking due to additive manufacturing

No major revolution in metalworking due to additive manufacturing
VDW study on the opportunities and risks of AM gives the all-clear – only one per cent replacement of existing processes Go to press info

2016-02-23 METAV 2016 eagerly anticipated

METAV 2016 eagerly anticipated
VDW study on the opportunities and risks of AM gives the all-clear – only one per cent replacement of existing processes Go to press info

2016-01-21 German machine tools are safe

German machine tools are safe
“German machine tools are safe when they are designed in conformity with the currently applicable standards and used for their intended purpose.” This is the firm conviction of Eberhard Beck from the Index-Werke in Esslingen, who heads the Control and Systems Technology Working Group in the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), Frankfurt am Main. Go to press info

2016-01-07 3D printing revolutionising spare parts supply

3D printing revolutionising spare parts supply
Together with the METAV, the “Inside 3D Printing” conference is being held at the Exhibition Centre in Düsseldorf on 24 and 25 February 2016. It will be offering a broad spectrum of presentations on additive manufacturing with metals and plastic components. Go to press info

2015-12-18 Quality ensures bio-compatibility

Quality ensures bio-compatibility
Both of them are perpetually innovation-driven: medical technology and production technology will be interactively on show in the Medical Area at the METAV 2016 in Düsseldorf from 23 to 27 February. New machining technologies in the field of medical equipment necessitate new measures in terms of quality assurance. This applies particularly in the context of the patient-compatibility of the product Go to press info

2015-12-17 Industry 4.0: inline metrology on the up

Industry 4.0: inline metrology on the up
Machine to machine, or M2M for short, is the magic spell for the factory of tomorrow. Only when machines can communicate with other machines without any problems will the vision of Industry 4.0 come true. But for this to work, inline metrology, integrated into the production process, is essential. Experts from the academic community and the industrial sector will be showcasing the current state of Go to press info

2015-12-17 Speeding up quality assurance in ICT tempo

Speeding up quality assurance in ICT tempo
Lightweight construction also affects quality assurance: customers are demanding multi-material components, e.g. made of aluminium and steel, whose interior – as the Quality Area at the METAV 2016 in Düsseldorf from 23 to 27 February will show – can be particularly effectively scanned and checked using industrial computer tomography. Go to press info

2015-12-16 Chips, clamps, and coolants - METAV 2016: tool manufacturers inspire production experts

Chips, clamps, and coolants - METAV 2016: tool manufacturers inspire production experts
What issues are currently preoccupying tool manufacturers? What challenges will have to be met and mastered in the future? Four of the METAV’s exhibitors provide some substantive insights into what they intend to offer the fair’s visitors. Go to press info

2015-12-15 No doubt about it, the world of tool and mould construction is being transformed

No doubt about it, the world of tool and mould construction is being transformed
What staff will have to cope with in the future, what role will be played by collaboration with machinery manufacturers, and why new sources of information like the Moulding Area at the METAV 2016 are gaining steadily in perceived importance, these questions are addressed in the following interview with Michael Breme, head of Audi’s tool construction operation in Ingolstadt. Go to press info

2015-11-11 Imaging of the metalworking process chain at the METAV 2016 now complete

Imaging of the metalworking process chain at the METAV 2016 now complete
“We shall be showing the flag in the Moulding Area of the METAV 2016,” says Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Hermann, President of the BVMF German Association of Model and Mould Manufacturers, headquartered in Dortmund. Go to press info

2015-11-09 Industry 4.0 inspirational for quality management

Industry 4.0 inspirational for quality management
Interview with Professor Robert Schmitt, who heads the Faculty of Production Metrology and Quality Management at the Machine Tool Laboratory of RWTH Aachen University. Go to press info

2015-11-03 METAV 2016 opts for strong partners – industrial designers involved for the first time

METAV 2016 opts for strong partners – industrial designers involved for the first time
Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director of the VDW and the METAV’s organiser, emphasises: “By cooperating with industrial designers, the METAV 2016 will for the first time be imaging the entire industrial value creation chain, from development to actual production.” Go to press info

2015-10-23 Hybrid is “in”: printing and metal-cutting in a single pass

Hybrid is “in”: printing and metal-cutting in a single pass
In parallel to the METAV 2016, at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre on 24 and 25 February 2016, a specialists’ conference called “Inside 3D Printing” will be held. It will cover the conference’s entire spectrum of additive manufacturing with metals and plastic components. Go to press info

2015-10-20 VDMA’s Clamping Technology Forum at the METAV intensifies the dialogue with users

VDMA’s Clamping Technology Forum at the METAV intensifies the dialogue with users
Under the title of “Production optimisation with intelligent, flexible clamping concepts”, the High-Precision Tools Association in the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) will on 24 February 2016 be hosting the Clamping Technology Forum at the METAV in Düsseldorf (23 to 27 February 2016)... Go to press info

2015-09-29 Automation – not a question of size

Automation – not a question of size
METAV 2016 to offer new solutions for mid-tier tool and mould manufacturers. No doubt about it, competition in the manufacturing sector is fierce. This applies particularly to tool and mould manufacturers, who have to contend with competitors from the Far East or the former Eastern bloc countries. But customised automation succeeds not only in large corporations, as two mid-tier companies of almos Go to press info

2015-09-10 Submit your application now for the International Additive Manufacturing Award

Submit your application now for the International Additive Manufacturing Award
The application procedure for the International Additive Manufacturing Award (IAMA) – the international award in the field of 3D printing – has begun. The closing date for applications is 7 December 2015. The accolade will be awarded under the aegis of the METAV 2016 – 19th International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies – in Düsseldorf during February 2016. Go to press info

2015-08-19 Live chat with the production operation

Live chat with the production operation
The path of the workpiece from the design stage to the component in the manufacturing operations of the future runs with a harmonised data record along a process chain with the following building blocks: design, modelling, programming, simulation and production. The METAV 2016 in Düsseldorf from 23 to 27 February will showcase the challenges involved at each of these stations, and how they can be Go to press info

2015-08-19 From the idea to the machine and from the design to the workpiece, with a single database

From the idea to the machine and from the design to the workpiece, with a single database
igital CAD/CAM/CNC process chains in technically sophisticated plants promise their users that they will be able to design his products faster and respond more flexibly to their customers’ requirements. Specific solutions and trends will be showcased at the METAV 2016 by Siemens AG, for example. What are they precisely? Interview with Joachim Zoll, head of the MachineTools Systems Business Segment Go to press info

2015-08-19 Harmonised process chains in manufacturing operations – vision and reality

Harmonised process chains in manufacturing operations – vision and reality
The METAV 2016 will be showcasing the entire value creation chain involved in production technology – from initial planning (CAD/CAM) all the way through to automation, with a particular focus on machine tools and manufacturing systems. Go to press info

2015-08-12 Medical Area at the METAV 2016 to showcase tool diversity for medical technology

Medical Area at the METAV 2016 to showcase tool diversity for medical technology
Manufacturing technology for instruments, implants and other medical technology products will be showcased in the Medical Area at the METAV 2016 in Düsseldorf. Two of the METAV’s exhibitors report on the progressively more important role that tools are playing in this sophisticated sector. Go to press info

2015-08-10 Additive Manufacturing is conquering the industrial sector

Additive Manufacturing is conquering the industrial sector
It’s not often that a production process manages a mention in the main news programmes on national TV. But 3D printing has. The easily memorable term has ensured that a long-known process is achieving celebrity status and is suddenly being intensively discussed throughout the country as a revolution in manufacturing... Go to press info

2015-07-28 Save the date: 6th Dortmund Grinding Seminar at the METAV 2016

Save the date:  6th Dortmund Grinding Seminar at the METAV 2016
Experts from the academic community and the industrial sector discuss the grinding technologies of the future. In conjunction with the VDW, the Institute of Machining Technology (ISF) at Dortmund University of Applied Science will from 25 to 26 February 2016 in Düsseldorf be hosting the 6th Dortmund Grinding Seminar, called “METAV-Special 2016”. Go to press info

2015-07-22 Metrology isn’t everything – but without metrology nothing is anything

Metrology isn’t everything – but without metrology nothing is anything
The METAV 2016 in Düsseldorf: quality assurance experts to prioritise thrust for qualitative excellence and advanced training Go to press info

2015-07-15 Producing quality and rendering it measurable

Producing quality and rendering it measurable
“Out of the test lab and into the production hall” – that’s the watchword for new developments in the field of metrology. Always with the goal of shortened cycle times and increased productivity. At the same time, accuracy and maximised machining quality have to be assured with minimised manufacturing tolerances. Go to press info

2015-07-02 METAV 2016 showcases personalisation in medical technology

METAV 2016 showcases personalisation in medical technology
Modern-day medical technology is gradually saying farewell to methods where humans are adapted to the product. But how, for example, can products like implants be individually customised? The new trend towards personalised medical technology is elucidated by experts from the academic community and the industrial sector. Go to press info

2015-06-26 METAV 2016: Medical technology gathers momentum

METAV 2016: Medical technology gathers momentum
Medical Area showcases medical and production technology in tandem. Manufacturers of medical technology and production technology for medical products are equally called upon to put a continual series of innovations on the market, for the benefit of the patients.. Go to press info

2015-06-10 METAV is the premier trade fair for contract manufacturers

METAV is the premier trade fair for contract manufacturers
What has a trade fair still got to offer in the age of Google and Co.? Machinery manufacturers can best be shortlisted at a trade fair like the METAV, since it's there that all the important vendors are gathered together at a single location. That is the opinion of Christian Roterring of Erka Maschinenbau, Germany. Go to press info

2015-06-10 METAV 2016 to spotlight XXL machines

METAV 2016 to spotlight XXL machines
You can’t choose them from a catalogue, we’re talking tailor-made kit here. What is this all about? Genuinely mammoth machines. Manufacturers of large-machinery find ideal exhibition conditions at the METAV and the fair's premises. Go to press info

2015-06-10 METAV 2016 to boost tool and mould construction business

 METAV 2016 to boost tool and mould construction business
Interview with Gunther Borbonus, a long-term exhibitor at METAV. He talks about the points that really matter when it comes to large machinery. Go to press info

2015-05-12 METAV 2016: premiere for the Moulding Area

METAV 2016: premiere for the Moulding Area
“Power your Business” is the motto displayed to exhibitors and visitors for boosting their business, not least in the field of tool and mould-making, in the newly established Moulding Area. Go to press info

2015-03-09 Registration documents for METAV 2016 sent out

Registration documents for METAV 2016 sent out
The METAV 2016 –19th International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies – will be opening its doors in Düsseldorf from 23 to 27 February 2016, under the motto of “Power your business”. The exhibitor documents are currently being dispatched. Companies can register as of now. Go to press info

2014-11-19 METAV 2016 is relaunching with plenty of fresh power

METAV 2016 is relaunching with plenty of fresh power
"We are confident that both the tighter substantive focus and the expansion of the METAV’s profile will benefit all exhibitors,” said Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Executive Director of the METAV organisers VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), speaking at a press conference in Düsseldorf on 17 November 2014. Go to press info

2014-11-11 New International Additive Manufacturing Award Announced at IMTS

New International Additive Manufacturing Award Announced at  IMTS
AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology and VDW – Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) announced today at IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 a partnership to present the International Additive Manufacturing Award annually, beginning in 2015. Go to press info

2014-05-07 Domestic clients boosting demand for machine tools

Domestic clients boosting demand for machine tools
Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the first quarter of 2014 were 10 percent up on the previous year. Domestic orders were 20 percent higher than last year, whereas orders from abroad increased by 5 percent. Go to press info

2014-04-30 Technical closing report on METAV 2014

Technical closing report on METAV 2014
The METAV 2014 showcased up-to-the-future technologies - Innovative production technologies for increasing productivity and optimising resource utilisation Go to press info

2014-03-20 End-of-show report METAV 2014

End-of-show report METAV 2014
METAV 2014 has demonstrated that it is a major platform on the metal processing market. Keen interest in replacement and new investments is stimulating business transactions. Go to press info

2014-03-11 VDMA sets up a new working group for medical technology

VDMA sets up a new working group for medical technology
The new Medical Technology Working Group in the VDMA has been launched, with more than 80 members already. “We are deeply gratified by this excellent response, which shows we are catering to a real need”, says Harald Preiml, the freshly appointed Chairman of the new group speaking at the foundation proceedings in Düsseldorf on 11 March 2014. Go to press info

2014-03-11 Quality assurance

Quality assurance
To ensure that innovative products are available in the desired quantity, quality assurance within the product creation process must never be the bottleneck. The METAV 2014 in Düsseldorf will be examining this issue from all aspects, and with the “Quality Road” forum will be looking at the latest trends and developments... Go to press info

2014-03-05 Grinding is more than just finishing

Grinding is more than just finishing
For many people, grinding is more of a conventional production technique, suitable only for the final polish, but otherwise with nothing new to offer. An opinion that will be refuted by the Institute of Machining Technology (ISF) at Dortmund University of Applied Science during its Grinding Seminar during the METAV 2014... Go to press info

2014-02-25 Green Factory - EMC² Factory

Green Factory  -  EMC² Factory
The METAV in Düsseldorf from 11 to 15 March 2014 will be showing how leading manufacturers of production technology are nowadays bringing economic and ecological excellence into productive harmony. But what will things look like in the future? What can we expect to see at the METAV 2020? The formula for the green factory of tomorrow is called EMC² Factory... Go to press info

2014-02-18 Is safe really safe? It’s safe to say: yes!

Is safe really safe? It’s safe to say: yes!
The safety of technical products is an issue on everyone’s lips. Are residual risks really unavoidable? And what residual risks are in fact still acceptable? Besides the ethical and moral aspects involved, experts are also discussing specific technical questions that have to be answered by engineers... Go to press info

2014-02-12 Diamond fever or hard-metal reality?

Diamond fever or hard-metal reality?
METAV 2014 to showcase solutions for optimum machining of lightweight materials. The broad bandwidth of present-day lightweight materials also necessitates a concomitantly broad choice of cutter materials... Go to press info

2014-02-06 METAV attracting international production experts

METAV attracting international production experts
The METAV is among the first trade fairs to be entered in the diaries of experts on production technology. Since 1980, in a biennial rhythm, it has been showcasing machines, production systems, solutions for complete manufacturing processes and the accompanying services... Go to press info

2014-01-31 More precision + efficiency in medical technology

More precision + efficiency in medical technology
Ageing societies, higher disposable income, better medical care and at the same time the rising pressure on costs in the health care sector, these are the salient features of the business environment for medical technology companies... Go to press info

2014-01-23 Grinding is more than just finishing

Grinding is more than just finishing
For many people, grinding is more of a conventional production technique, suitable only for the final polish, but otherwise with nothing new to offer. An opinion that will be refuted by the Institute of Machining Technology (ISF) at Dortmund University of Applied Science during its Grinding Seminar during the METAV 2014. Go to press info

2013-12-04 “Rapid.Area” to showcase the entire process chain for generative production

“Rapid.Area” to showcase the entire process chain for generative production
The cooperation between the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) and the fair organisers Erfurt is being exceptionally well received by Rapid.Tech’s exhibitors. Go to press info

2013-11-28 German machine tools are the safest in the world

 German machine tools are the safest in the world
At the METAV 2014, to be held in Düsseldorf from 11 to 15 March, this issue will be elucidated by a high-profile VDW Technology Conference. It will map out how far implementation of the new ISO 13849 has progressed, and where the new assessment methods are causing difficulties for the manufacturers concerned. Go to press info

2013-11-28 North Rhine-Westphalia to score highly at the METAV as leading technology centre

North Rhine-Westphalia to score highly at the METAV as leading technology centre
At the METAV in Düsseldorf from 11 to 15 March 2014, ProductionNRW, the Mechanical Engineering/ Production Technology Cluster, will be organising multifarious activities designed to demonstrate the performative capabilities of North Rhine-Westphalia’s companies. Go to press info

2013-10-29 Cryogenic cooling reduces wear and tear

Cryogenic cooling reduces wear and tear
The boom in giant aircraft, particularly, is driving a radical transformation in the materials of choice: suddenly, titanium, nickel-based alloys, ultra-high-strength steels and carbon-fibre composites have to be machined on a large scale and at high levels of productivity. Conventional cooling lubricant concepts often come up against their physical limits here. Go to press info

2013-09-19 Rapid.Tech goes METAV

Rapid.Tech goes METAV
The VDW and the trade fair organisers Messe Erfurt GmbH are entering into a long-term partnership in the field of generative production. The background here is the adoption of generative manufacturing technologies in mass production operations. Go to press info

2013-08-12 METAV 2014 again on course for success

METAV 2014 again on course for success
rom 11 to 15 March 2014, the METAV, the international trade fair for manufacturing technology and automation, will be opening its doors in Düsseldorf. With a multifaceted supporting programme on commercial and technical issues, the METAV 2014 complements the exhibitors’ displays by offering the visitors ideas and information for optimising their own plant operations. Go to press info

2011-11-24 From a one-off item to mass production

From a one-off item to mass production
The demand for medical technology products is becoming progressively more individualised. This means that vendors are having to manufacture smaller and smaller batches. Dental indications or individual implants are even quite often one-off products. Go to press info

2011-11-24 How does a professional machine carbon-reinforced plastics?

How does a professional machine carbon-reinforced plastics?
Midtier machinery manufacturers, too, are attracted by the exceptional lightness of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastics. But the changeover is far from easy: one manufacturer of textile machinery reports on his changeover to carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic components, and his initial experience ... Go to press info