22 February 2024 
 

Metals / Tools

Foto: DMAG / J.Schmidt-Lohmann
  Foto: DMAG / J.Schmidt-Lohmann

Startups@EMO Hannover

This years‘ EMO will once again feature a large Startup Area on Stand E34 in Hall 9, presented jointly by the organizer VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association) and the VDMA Startup Machine. "Startups bring a breath of fresh air to well-established industrial sectors because they often function as pioneers and trendsetters in their field of business," says Stephanie Simon, who is responsible for the project at the VDW. That's why established exhibitors are often more than interested in talking to young companies, she points out. "The EMO Startup Area currently features nearly 60 companies that are looking to break into the production technology market and appeal to its users," adds Juliane Salten of the VDMA. Their primarily aim is to raise their profile and set up networks with customers and investors.
Foto: MESSE ESSEN GmbH & DVS e.V.
  Foto: MESSE ESSEN GmbH & DVS e.V.

Focus on underwater technology

Exciting solutions on topics such as welding under water will be tangible at SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN this year. At the world's leading trade fair for joining, cutting and surfacing, market leaders, niche players, start-ups, experts, users and decision-makers from the international industry will finally be given a joint platform again. They are all looking forward to discussing market trends and presenting solutions and products at Messe Essen.
Foto: Deutsche Messe AG
  Foto: Deutsche Messe AG

An ideal showcase for Industrie 4.0

Industrie 4.0 is an umbrella brand grouping together sensor manufacturers, automation companies, robotics builders, software producers and users. The term gave rise to a new enthusiasm for automation and thus also for the digitization of industrial processes – inspiring many young people to sign on at industrial enterprises as a result.
Foto: Deutsche Messe AG
  Foto: Deutsche Messe AG

The Industrial Security Circus breaks new ground

The topics of cyber security and IT security are giving all companies plenty to think about. Especially with increasing digitalization, protecting networks, computer systems, cyber-physical systems, machines and data is becoming increasingly important. HANNOVER MESSE offers solutions and defensive strategies.
Foto: René Jungnickel/Fraunhofer IWS
  Foto: René Jungnickel/Fraunhofer IWS

Sandblasting with Light

Sandblasting – that was yesterday. Laser beams can clean and structure surfaces more precisely, cost-effectively and in environmental friendlier ways than conventional systems. The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden has developed the technology “LIGHTblast” for this purpose which is now being transferred to the semiconductor manufacturing, automotive supply and other industries.
Foto: Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH
  Foto: Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH

Uncertainties and records in the machine tools market

Marketplaces like AMB 2022 always act as a barometer of industry sentiment and this is because technical details and commercial topics, such as faltering supply chains and delivery deadlines, will be discussed at the event in Stuttgart on 13–17 September 2022. The German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) provides a preliminary look at the market conditions and atmosphere.
Foto: Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH
  Foto: Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH

AMB 2022: meeting point for trade partners

The metalworking industry will meet in Stuttgart from 13 to 17 September 2022 at AMB 2022, where business partners from all over Europe will gather once again. A very good reason to get to know the trade partners of more than 100 exhibitors from the VDMA “Precision Tools” and “Measuring and Testing Technology” trade associations.
Foto: Fraunhofer IWU/Dirk Hanus
  Foto: Fraunhofer IWU/Dirk Hanus

Cognitive T-slot sensor concept

Forming presses are widely used as key elements of industrial production processes. From automotive technology to refrigerators, almost every product we encounter contains formed parts. The purchasing costs of these machines can reach double-digit millions, and it takes a great deal of time to set up and adjust precisely as needed. Given such a high level of investment, buyers expect machinery of this kind to keep running efficiently for a long time without any loss in quality. At the Hannover Messe, the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies CCIT will demonstrate how cognitive transformation of industrial processes can improve the efficiency of forming machines (Hall 5, Booth A06). The technology that serves as the basis for the exhibit is smartNOTCH – a cognitive T-slot.
Foto: ronaldbonss.com
  Foto: ronaldbonss.com

Magnetic pulse welding

Eco-friendly flying is on the horizon. All over the world, researchers are developing new technologies to achieve this goal. One focus of developments is the idea of using hydrogen-powered engines for aircraft in the future. The aircraft companies, though, face the challenge of storing this energy source. Hydrogen turns liquid when cooled to minus 253 degrees Celsius, and only then can it be used as a so-called cryogenic fuel. Both tanks and pipe systems in the aircraft have to be absolutely tight at such low temperatures. An innovative new welding process has been developed to help: magnetic pulse welding. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have now demonstrated that this joining technology can produce extremely resilient, metallic mixed joints for cryogenic applications. They successfully achieved these outstanding joint properties in cooperation with the Technical University of Munich.
Foto: Pixabay
  Foto: Pixabay

“European Charter For Robots And Humans”

The European charter for robots and humans working together has been officially released by the European Engineering Industries Association (EUnited). The document defines 10 focus areas to shape the future of work. The charter supports the UNITED NATIONS Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.
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