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30.11.2018

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Machine tool industry on course for record year

Even after a weak third quarter, orders and production are set to make 2018 a record-braking year for the machine industry in Germany, VDW announced.

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28.11.2018

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Towards a common language for machine tools

Umati (universal machine tool interface) moves one step ahead towards becoming a generally accepted standard. VDW, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association and the OPC Foundation establish a so-called Joint Working Group.

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10.10.2018

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Global interest in German connectivity initiative

Germany – VDW has just launched Umati (universal machine tool interface), a standard interface for machines.

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05.09.2018

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Positive trend in the machine tool industry continues

The machine tool industry is breaking one record after another. The positive trend of the previous year continued in the first quarter of 2018. There are signs of solid growth in both order intake and production.

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30.05.2018

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German association reports positive reaction to metalworking club

VDW, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, has recently founded its “Club of Metalworking” and already reports positive feedback. The club offers services for international metalworking experts including easier access to trade shows.

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08.05.2018

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22% growth for German machine tool industry

Compared to Q1 2017, the first quarter of 2018 brought a 22% indcrease in order bookings for the German machine tool industry, VDW reports.. Domestic orders were up by 39% and oders from abroad increased by 15%.

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14.03.2018

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Ongoing Economic High in the Metalworking Sector

According to a survey conducted by the organizer of Metav 2018, around one-third of the visitors indicated that they are planning investments, especially in machine tools, measuring technology, production and process automation as well as in precision tools.

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13.03.2018

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Metav 2018 confirms ongoing economic boom in metalworking

After five days, the twentieth international exhibition for metalworking technologies ended on 24 February. The trade show stimulated and encouraged investments even though there was a slight decrease in the number of visitors.

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30.01.2018

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The Trade Fair for Production Technology

The 20th Metav 2018, the trade fair for metalworking technologies, will take place in Düsseldorf from February 20 to 24, 2018. Metav's core topics are traditional subjects of the metalworking industry, such as machine tools, manufacturing systems, precision tools, automated mater...

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17.01.2018

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Power your business: What to expect at Metav 2018

Metav is the combination of traditional metal-working technologies with modern innovations. At the end of February, the trade show will offer everything traditional production has to offer, including an area specifically oriented towards mould making.

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25.12.2017

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Preview on trade show at Phoenix Contact in Germany

VDW, organiser of Metav 2018, has invited journalist to an international press conference hosted by Phoenix Contact. Main topics of this event were digital process chains, additive manufacturing, and Industry 4.0.

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14.12.2017

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Additive Manufacturing at Metav 2018

Metav 2018 once again will be complemented by a number of special areas related to metalworking technologies, such as Moulding, Medical and Quality. Among them is this year a Additive Manufacturing Area. Renishaw's Rainer Lotz talks about the current state of the technology, tren...

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01.12.2017

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Additive Manufacturing at Metav 2018

Metav 2018 once again will be complemented by a number of special areas related to metalworking technologies, such as Moulding, Medical and Quality. Among them is this year a Additive Manufacturing Area. Renishaw's Rainer Lotz talks about the current state of the technology, tren...

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29.11.2017

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Highly successful EMO Hannover boosts orders of Germany's machine tool market

VDW announced the latest numbers for the German machine tool industry. The positive outcome is not least due to a very successful EMO Hannover trade fair, VDW says.

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15.11.2017

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Big Data in Machine Learning

As a core technology of Industry 4.0, self-learning systems are likely to find their way into factories, especially if they are introduced step-by-step and prove that machine learning can make money.

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26.10.2017

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Clamping technology to be presented at Metav 2018

VDMA, the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, will hold a Clamping Technology Forum at Metav 2018. Hainbuch and Römheld announced that they will unveil their latest developments in clamping at the International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies.

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20.09.2017

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One of the Fastest Growing Markets: India

The film industry is not the only big industry in India, the manufacturing sector is an important part of the economy as well. The EMO-India Day offered a chance to get to know more about this emerging market.

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28.08.2017

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7 Things to do at EMO Hanover 2017

Not long until EMO Hanover 2017 opens its gates to professionals of the metal working industry. With 2,100 exhibitors last year, the trade fair is among the biggest trade fairs of the world. It is easy to miss out on important events or exhibitions. Here is a list of seven things...

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10.07.2017

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Digital challenges at the EMO Hannover

Despite fantastic digital opportunities, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Barthelmä is certain of one thing: without more openness in the machine tool industry, the digital Industry 4.0 concept is not going to pay off for small and mid-tier enterprises.

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04.07.2017

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USA and Mexico – The future of the industry

Once these American markets were big markets for European companies. But since the end of last year, this optimism has dropped. The insecurity regarding the future of those two countries is worrying European investors. A seminar organised by VDW at EMO will address these concerns...

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22.06.2017

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Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to open EMO 2017

In September, Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be ceremonially opening the EMO Hannover 2017.

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09.06.2017

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Bridging academia and the business community at EMO

Germany - EMO Hannover 2017 is exploring new approaches for strengthening mutual feedback between the academic and business communities. In line with the fair's motto – “Connecting systems for intelligent production” – the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) will orga...

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06.06.2017

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德国:需求强劲的实力后盾——欧元区

年初的预期并不高。然而,尽管政治并不稳定,德国机床行业的订单却比去年高出6%。

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29.05.2017

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Germany: Strong demand and solid support from euro-zone

The expectations weren't great at the beginning of the year. However, despite political insecurities the orders received by the German machine tool industry were 6% higher compared to last year.

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08.05.2017

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Strong demand and solid support from euro-zone

The expectations weren't great at the beginning of the year. However, despite political insecurities the orders received by the German machine tool industry were 6% higher compared to last year.

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04.05.2017

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Inspiring ideas for lightweight construction

Lightweight construction is often difficult. When even researcher teams have problems to predict the behaviour of a certain material, it is even harder for manufacturers. MAP Werkzeugmaschinen has now teamed up with Fraunhofer IPT for examining how a component made of carbon-fibr...

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18.04.2017

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Moulding area again at metalworking trade fair

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 fe...

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27.03.2017

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More accurate than the Oracle of Delphi

Traditionally, maintenance means interruption of processes. When there is no clear prediction of when maintenance is needed it can also mean that it is done too often. Predictive maintenance can reduce the number of maintenance routines and therefore increase the time a machine i...

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08.03.2017

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全球化对企业的影响

全球化是灾难还是福音?过去一年所发生的一切都将答案指向了后者。2016年,政治给欧洲经济带来特别强烈的影响。而将来对欧洲机床和模具制造商的影响尚不确定。

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07.03.2017

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How Internationalisation can Affect your Business

Is globalisation a blessing or a curse? During the last year, everything pointed towards the latter. The influence of politics on the European economy has been particularly strong in 2016. The future impact on European tool and mould makers is uncertain.

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06.03.2017

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Spotlighting “Start-ups” at EMO 2017 in Hanover

Germany – As a premiere, there will be a special stand themed “Start-ups for intelligent production” at EMO Hannover 2017, the metalworking fair, from 18 to 23 September.

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06.03.2017

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How internationalisation can affect your business

Is globalisation a blessing or a curse? During the last year, everything pointed towards the latter. The influence of politics on the European economy has been particularly strong in 2016. The future impact on European tool and mould makers is uncertain.

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28.02.2017

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How energy efficiency can be translated into shop-floor reality

Germany - It would be the ideal who-wants-to-be-a millionaire” quiz question: Where do machinery manufacturers, architects, construction engineers and electrical engineers all work together under the same roof? The answer is the ETA factory of Darmstadt University of Applied Scie...

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07.02.2017

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German machine tool industry finishes 2016 with a solid result

Germany - In the fourth quarter of 2016, order bookings in the German machine tool industry fell by 4% compared to the preceding year’s equivalent period. Both exports and domestic orders showed a roughly equal decline. For 2016 as a whole, the rise came to 7%, with orders from a...

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06.02.2017

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Germany: Machine Tool Industry Continues to Grow

At the annual press conference of VDW (Association of German Machine Tool Manufacturers), Dr Heinz-Jürgen Prokop, chairman of VDW, was optimistic about future trends in the German machine tool sector. Political insecurities regarding developments in UK and US, however, dampen the...

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03.02.2017

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German machine tool industry grows

Germany - At the annual press conference of VDW, Dr Heinz-Jürgen Prokop, chairman of VDW, was optimistic about future trends in the German machine tool sector. Political insecurities in UK and US, however, dampen the enthusiasm at the beginning of the year.

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25.01.2017

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How internationalisation can affect your business

Is globalisation a blessing or a curse? During the last year, everything pointed towards the latter. The influence of politics on the European economy has been particularly strong in 2016. The future impact on European tool and mould makers is uncertain.

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18.01.2017

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Germany: EMO heads towards record exhibitor numbers

Less than one year before the world's premier metalworking show EMO Hannover 2017 opens its doors on 18 September, more than 1,700 companies from 40 countries have already registered, organiser VDW reports.

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10.01.2017

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EMO heads towards record exhibitor numbers

Germany – Less than one year before the world's premier metalworking show EMO Hannover 2017 opens its doors on 18 September, more than 1,700 companies from 40 countries have already registered, organiser VDW reports.

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19.12.2016

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On course for further growth

Germany – In the third quarter of 2016, the German machine tool industry’s order bookings rose by 8% compared to the preceding year’s equivalent period, the German Machine Tool Builders' Association (VDW) said.

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