Integrated Lightweight Plaza at Industrial Supply
Lightweight construction will play a prominent role throughout every section of Hannover Messe 2018 (23 to 27 April, 2018), but the Industrial Supply show in Hall 5 will serve as the primary showcase for this hot topic. Here, solution-seekers can head for the Integrated Lightweight Plaza.
The Integrated Lightweight Plaza is a new marketplace for lightweight materials, processes and solutions across the entire industrial spectrum. The Plaza will feature a Speakers’ Corner and a central presentation area.
14 national associations and organizations are contributing their expertise to the Integrated Lightweight Plaza , among them Composites Germany, the Fraunhofer Lightweight Design Alliance and the Lightweight Design Initiative sponsored by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. “Representatives of numerous sectors – e.g. the automotive industry, rail vehicle construction, logistics, electronics, mechanical and plant engineering, aerospace and medical technology – come to Hannover in search of lightweight design solutions,” says Olaf Daebler, Global Director Industrial Supply within the Hannover Messe team.
“We are committed to expanding this exhibit category. The Integrated Lightweight Plaza will offer more than 200,000 visitors a complete overview of materials and processes tailored to specific applications.” The new Plaza in Hall 5 embraces the entire process chain: plant engineering, production automation, design, materials, functional integration, modelling, simulation, recycling, as well as measuring and testing. The aim is to make the Integrated Lightweight Plaza as vivid and accessible as possible for the visiting public. A new edition of the Lightweight Construction Guide will be published in 2018. The goal is to inform visitors about other exhibitors – distributed throughout Hannover Messe – that have made meaningful contributions in the area of lightweight design.