Claimed as the largest exhibition for the sheet metal working industry worldwide, Euroblech serves as the platform for show visitors to discover and source the latest innovative manufacturing solutions.
The 25th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, Euroblech 2018, is scheduled to take place from 23–26 October at the Hanover Exhibition Grounds in Germany. Organiser Mack Brooks Exhibitions says about 1,400 exhibitors from 38 countries have already secured their booth space six months ahead of the show. Major exhibitor countries include Germany, Italy, Turkey, China, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Austria and USA. Up till now, exhibiting companies have already secured almost the entire exhibition space of the previous event two years ago, which occupied a record net exhibition space of 87,800 m2.
The show is a must-attend event to discover the latest trends and machinery in sheet metal working for design engineers, production managers, quality managers, buyers, manufacturers, technical directors and experts from associations as well as R&D, the organiser notes. Visitors to this year’s fair can expect the complete spectrum of intelligent solutions and innovative machinery for modern production in sheet metal working, presented with numerous live demonstrations at the exhibition booths.
Today, digital transformation plays a major role in the industry, enabling increased efficiency and, as such, a higher level of automation and predictive maintenance. These developments along with Industry 4.0 and the relating Smart Factory having become major topics in sheet metal working are reflected in the theme of Euroblech 2018: “Step into the digital reality”. And, all these technologies have become important investment areas in the near future for small and medium-sized companies in order to gain a competitive advantage in their markets.
Evelyn Warwick, exhibition director of Euroblech said that digital transformation is currently an important topic in the industry, which requires close collaboration along the entire value chain, from production control to maintenance. The biggest challenge for companies in the sheet metal working industry is to create an intelligent manufacturing environment that is based on the secure exchange of data and the networking of machines and processes,” Warwick adds and also notes that Euroblech 2018 will offer visitors the possibility to find solutions for these challenges and to connect with business partners to help them integrate these processes, machines and systems into their production.