METAV 2016 exhibits the latest developments in manufacturing technology
The 19th METAV, International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies, is being held this week (24-27 February) at Düsseldorf (Germany). This Trade Fair has become a worldwide reference by introducing the latest metalworking technology to the world and pooling 600 exhibitors and thousands of visitors. The core area, featuring solutions for the manufacturing sector’s entire value creation chain, has been supplemented by the two product categories of additive manufacturing and quality, plus the two user categories of healthcare and molding to cover an overall area of 28.000 square meters.
- The Additive Manufacturing technology, also popularly known as 3D printing, is gaining steadily in perceived importance as another building block in the industrial value creation chain. In the dedicated area at the show, the visitor spotlights the entire bandwidth of additive processes, materials and service capabilities themed around 3D printing.
- The Quality Area is showcasing the entire spectrum of metrological and testing technology, plus the evaluation systems required. Customers can obtain comprehensive information on which metrological solution is best suited for their products, their machines and their processes.
- The Molding Area, meanwhile, is spotlighting new and upgraded solutions for implementing complex geometries in plastic, metal or glass. It is exhibiting tools and molds for the different production processes involved, plus concepts for jigs and gauges.
- Finally, in the Medical Area, front-ranking companies are showcasing solutions for production operations in the field of medical technology. The affiliated forum addresses topics like combined milling/turning processes, high-speed machining, handling difficult-to-machine materials, manufacturing customized implants, CAD/CAM processes for medical products or the manufacture of surgical instruments and implants in the era of Industry 4.0.
The METAV also has plenty to offer on the subjects of Industry 4.0 and holistic production solutions: in the “Industry 4.0 Theme Park”, more than 20 firms and institutions, including machinery and component manufacturers, plus automation and software vendors, are showcasing their fit-for-purpose implementation potentials and numerous examples of best practice.
REGNER® attendance at the METAV 2016
Several department managers from REGNER® are joining the tens of thousands of metalworkers, production managers and manufacturers from around the world converging in Düsseldorf to be part of the cutting-edge manufacturing technology. Their impression is that there is still much to be done in the Industry 4.0 to promote the incorporation of smart factories. As always, REGNER® is eager to be up to date on these concepts that increase efficiency on production lines while lowering costs and reducing lead times.