Metav 2018 Moulding area again at metalworking trade fair

Editor: Rosemarie Stahl

Germany – The registration period for Metav 2018, the international exhibition for metalworking technologies, has just started. The special areas around the topics quality, additive manufacturing, medical and moulding were so successful last time that the organisers decided to feature them again.

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Registration is open for Metav 2018. Exhibitors can registrate until 31 August 2017.
Registration is open for Metav 2018. Exhibitors can registrate until 31 August 2017.
(Source: VDW)

From 20 to 24 February 2018, Metav 2018 will be held in the Düsseldorf Exhibition Halls. The registration documents have just been dispatched. The 20th International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies will be continuing the successful concept adopted for the preceding event. The thematic expansion to incorporate specific areas for quality, additive manufacturing, moulding and medical was acclaimed by exhibitors and visitors alike.

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“At the Metav 2016, we introduced four new areas to extend our coverage on the entire value added chain themed around production technology. The area concept was extremely well received. Our exhibitor survey revealed that directly following the conclusion of the 2016 fair nine out of ten exhibitors were intending to participate in the Metav 2018 as well. So for the Metav 2018 we shall be providing a significantly larger area,” says Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, VDW’s executive director, who’s highly gratified by the concept’s success. Besides the areas for quality, additive manufacturing, moulding and medical, the classical keynotes are still comprehensively represented: machine tools, manufacturing systems, high-precision tools, automated material flow, computer technology, industrial electronics and accessories.

The fair will also be spotlighting the topic of Industry 4.0 with a dedicated theme park. “Under the aegis of the Metav 2018, we shall once again be devoting a separate keynote focus to the digital transformation,” is how Dr. Schäfer describes the concept for the fair. “In the case of Industry 4.0, the sense of optimism is almost tangible. But in view of the digital transformation, many mid-tier companies are also still looking for new solutional approaches. The Metav 2018 will be offering important food for thought here.” And the congresses and specialist forums planned to coincide with the fair, featuring examples of best practice, will also provide fresh impetus for state-of-the-art manufacturing solutions.

Online registration will be possible as from mid-April under The registration deadline for exhibitors is 31 August 2017.