Classical technologies with huge potential - EMO symposium
On 21 September, at the EMO Hannover, the "Production for Tomorrow" symposium will be taking a look at numerous innovations in the fields of classical technologies. The VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association) is in conjunction with the WGP (German Academic Society for Production Engineering) organising the symposium.
The look at the future of production has changed considerably over recent years, a development substantially attributable to digitalisation and networking of machines and lines within the context of Industry 4.0. But the classical technologies, too, possess immense inherent potentials, as the numerous remarkable developments of recent years go to show. "For example: in terms of metrology, drive technology and also laser beam sources, the quality of machine tools is steadily rising," reports Eberhard Abele, President of the WGP. "So classical technologies will guarantee the reputation of German machines in regard to precision, availability, efficiency and productivity into the future as well."
The symposium begins with a keynote presentation from Professor Abele, who heads the Institute for Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools (PTW) at Darmstadt University of Applied Science. He will be outlining the production technology of 2025 from the WGP’s viewpoint. Representatives of seven prestigious WGP institutes will then report on their results from government-sponsored research projects focusing primarily on machine design and ultra-efficient manufacturing technologies.