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Foto: ALUMINIUM 2018
  Foto: ALUMINIUM 2018

POSTPONED: ALUMINIUM WORLD TRADE FAIR TO BE HELD FROM 18 TO 20 MAY 2021

ALUMINIUM, the world's leading trade fair for the aluminium industry, which was to take place in Düsseldorf from 6 to 8 October, has been postponed to 18 to 20 May 2021 due to the serious consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. The accompanying ALUMINIUM Conference will also be postponed into the next year.
Photo: chuttersnap on Unsplash
  Photo: chuttersnap on Unsplash

Export grows significantly

In 2018, exports of die-casting and low-pressure die-casting machinery increased on average by 6.5 per cent in all reporting countries – from just under EUR 866 million to EUR 922 million – following the decline in international trade in 2016 and 2017. Whereas China, Japan and the USA reported a single-digit decline in exports in 2018, exports from the CEMAFON countries (European Foundry Equipment Suppliers Association) increased on average by 11 per cent. Last year, exports from Austria and South Korea enjoyed significant growth with exports of around EUR 27 million and 28.5 million respectively, values roughly equivalent to exports from the USA.
Photo: MEYER WERFT / M. Wessels
  Photo: MEYER WERFT / M. Wessels

Pure laser welding

For shipbuilding and other maritime applications, thick metal sheet welding is interesting. The Laser Zentrum Hannover e. V. (LZH) wants to establish robust, pure laser welding processes for steel sheet thicknesses of up to 30 millimetres using diode laser beam sources.
Photo: Fraunhofer IFAM
  Photo: Fraunhofer IFAM

New kinematics for precise milling

Manufacturers must offer high-quality products at low prices in order to remain competitive. Three Fraunhofer Institutes are therefore working on the next generation of industrial robots by developing a new kinematics for milling lightweight materials, metals, and steels.
Photo: CellCore GmbH
  Photo: CellCore GmbH

EMO Hannover: Engineering inspired by nature

There is an established tradition of young entrepreneurs presenting their new business models at EMO Hannover. For example, a start-up's business model is based on biomimetic engineering in which highly efficient natural structures, optimised by evolution over millions of years, are imitated (mimesis).
Photo: Mesago/Mathias Kutt
  Photo: Mesago/Mathias Kutt

Start-up challenge at Formnext 2019

Whether it be through new 3D printers, innovative materials, or intelligent software solutions; the novel and sustainable business ideas of innovative, young companies are shaking up the additive manufacturing (AM) market. The international Formnext Start-up Challenge, now in its fifth year, aims to recognize this.
Photo: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann
  Photo: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

Gifa & Co. with new smart networking tool

Networking is a key element of Gifa, Metec, Thermprocess and Newcast as the leading international trade fairs for foundry and metallurgical technology. What is the easiest way for exhibitors and visitors to find each other in the digital age? The new smart Matchmaking Tool provides the ideal platform to make new contacts and network fast and easily.
Photo: Messe Stuttgart
  Photo: Messe Stuttgart

Students to produce “MEX BOX” live at Moulding Expo

The highly specialised occupation of a tool, pattern and mould maker will find a perfect platform at Moulding Expo which will be staged at Messe Stuttgart from 21 to 24 May 2019. The trade fair will become involved directly in advanced training and education of young people.
Photo: Mesago / Mathias Kutt
  Photo: Mesago / Mathias Kutt

Formnext 2019 on growth course

Having taken off to become the world’s leading exhibition for additive manufacturing and modern industrial production in recent years, Formnext continues this development at a record pace in 2019. 518 exhibitors have already registered for Formnext this year. This is another significant increase compared to the same time the year before.
Photo: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann
  Photo: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

“Bright World of Metals” with more than 2,100 exhibitors

Some 2,100 exhibitors from all over the world will be showcasing their achievements at the "Bright World of Metals" - the leading international trade fairs for foundry and metallurgical technology GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST from 25-29 June, 2019.
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