Grindtec 2022 Trade fair for grinding technology presents current highlights

From MA Alexander Stark

Germany — It has been four long years since the leading industry platform for grinding technology was hosted in Augsburg. From 15 to 18 March, Grindtec 2022 will once again bring supply and demand together.

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After four long years, the most successful platform in grinding technology is ready to start again.
After four long years, the most successful platform in grinding technology is ready to start again.
(Source: Afag/Grindtec)

With around 300 companies from 22 countries (as of November 26, 2021), Grindtec 2022 will present a cutting-edge overview of the industry with numerous innovations. Half (51 percent) of the currently registered exhibitors are based in Germany, the strongest foreign participation currently comes from Italy (12 percent), followed by China (11 percent) and Switzerland (8 percent). Compared to previous events, there has been a significant increase in new, thematically perfectly complementary offers, such as the Grindtec Factory or Grindtec Start-up worlds. In this way, Grindtec will again be an important and essential platform for the metalworking industry in 2022.

Technological highlights at Grindtec 2022

Grindtec 2022 will present a multitude of technical and technological highlights from the grinding technology sector — despite the EMO, which only took place this autumn in Milan. Grindtec will again focus particularly on those details that are usually overlooked at comprehensive trade fairs for manufacturing technology. But this is exactly what visitors appreciate about the Grindtec. New grinding machines, measuring instruments, automation solutions, innovations for the preparation of cooling lubricants and high-precision clamping devices and techniques will be presented.

The further developments and new presentations from the software sector will be particularly exciting. This applies not only to user software for operating and programming machines, measuring equipment and systems, but also to the development and design of cutting tools.

Visitors can also look forward to news in the field of coating technology, technologies for cutting edge preparation or laser processing or tool soldering systems. Everything that makes the grinder's heart beat faster. Things are also getting smart at Grindtec. Many 4.0 applications will be presented, where the user can monitor processes or machines remotely via smartphone or tablet. At the Grindtec Factory special show, visitors can even get an insight into the interaction of the entire process chain of a tool grinding company, including the necessary technical interfaces.

The new Grindtec theme worlds

The Grindtec Factory will celebrate its premiere at Grindtec 2022. This large special exhibition is being jointly developed and implemented by the FDPW and Grindtec organiser Afag. A whole range of manufacturers — all from the field of cutting tool production — will present their technologies in a manually and digitally networked combination, thus mapping the process chain in the field of tool grinding. At the same time, this exhibition also shows how mechanical or digital interfaces to other technologies work and introduces a whole range of new products and solutions. The main goal is to make processes visible, tangible and perceptible. With an area of around 500 square metres, the Grindtec Factory will be one of the highlights in Hall 7.

Also new is the Grindtec Innovation theme world, the industry's new digital platform. Since the middle of the year, experts from all over the world have had the opportunity to exchange information and ideas between the trade fair years. Whether via the social media channels on Linkedin and Facebook or the Innovation Blog: with the new digital offering, grinding technology professionals will not miss any innovations and trends. The highlight every two years is the presentation of an innovation award at the world's leading trade fair for grinding technology in Augsburg. The current participants include: GDS, ISBE, Zoller, S-Techplus.

Grindtec Start-up

With the Grindtec Start-up platform, which is also new, the world's leading trade fair for grinding technology offers young, innovative companies an excellent opportunity to present themselves to the world market. In a joint effort, the organiser Afag and the trade sponsor FDPW are also promoting the entire industry and thus contributing — especially in these challenging times — to a faster return to familiar conditions.

For many years now, the theme worlds have complemented the growing spectrum of Grindtec. The Grindtec Forum has been part of the event from the very beginning with its lectures on the hot topics in the industry. The “Tool Grinder of the Year” competition was added a little later. This Grindtec Challenge will take place again in 2022, this time supported by Schneeberger Maschinenfabrik. In addition to the competition, there will be a Grindtec Innovation Award initiated by the FDPW for the first time in 2022.

The Grindtec Campus has also been an integral part of Grindtec for several years. Universities, academies and other scientific institutions have been presenting the latest in research and development for many years. They take a close look at the world of grinding technology of tomorrow. Among others, the Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Operation (IWF) of the Technical University of Berlin, the Institute for Machining Technology — ISF — of the Technical University of Dortmund, the Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Machine Tools of the Leibniz University of Hanover and the Machine Tool Laboratory WZL of the RWTH Aachen will be present.

Facts + Figures

Exhibition date: Tuesday, 15 to Friday, 18 March 2022

Opening hours: Daily 9 - 18 h

Venue: Augsburg Trade Fair Centre

Hall coverage: Halls 1,3,5,6,7, Conference Centre

Floor space: 35,000 m2 gross

Number of exhibitors: around 300 participating companies (26 November 2021)

Participating countries: Austria, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA

Product ranges: Tool machining systems, grinding machines, technology, machine peripherals, process technology process peripherals, management and planning, education, research & development, service / support

Grindtec Forum (Conference Centre)

The lectures in the Forum are presented by

  • Cutting Tool and Grinding Technology Forum
  • FDPW Cutting and Grinding Technology Academy

Lecture languages German and English (simultaneous translation)

Participation in the lectures and discussions is free of charge for visitors to Grindtec 2022. Programme from mid-February on

Supporting programme:

Monday, 14.03.2022, 06:00 p.m.:

OOfficial opening of Grindtec 2022 in the Golden Hall of Augsburg City Hall.

Tuesday, 15.03.2022, 10:00 a.m.

Official tour of the trade fair

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 06:30 p.m (admission from 06:00 p.m.):

Exhibitor evening “Grinding Experts' Night” in the WWK Arena (admission from 06:00 p.m.)

Thursday, 17.03.2022, 1:00 p.m.

Trade fair summary — Grindtec Forum, TC