METAV 2016: latest developments in manufacturing technology
The 19th International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies, METAV, is being held this week (24-27 February) in Düsseldorf (Germany). This trade show has become a worldwide reference for metalworking technology innovation, pooling 600 exhibitors and thousands of visitors. It features mainly solutions for the manufacturing sector’s entire value creation chain, but also products related to additive manufacturing and quality, and solutions for health care and molding.
- Additive Manufacturing Technology, also popularly known as 3D printing, is steadily becoming a relevant tool for the industrial value creation chain. At METAV, visitors can discover a wide range of additive processes, materials, and service capabilities themed around 3D printing.
- The Quality Area of the show displays metrological and testing technology solutions, as well as its related evaluation systems. Customers can obtain comprehensive information on the solutions that suit their products, their machines and their processes the best.
- As for Molding, METAV focuses new and upgraded solutions for implementing complex geometries in plastic, metal or glass. Tools and molds for different production processes, plus concepts for jigs and gauges, are on display.
- In the Medical Area of the fair, front-ranking companies showcase 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.
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, showcase their fit-for-purpose implementation potential, and numerous examples of best practice.
REGNER® attendance at 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. Their impression is that there is still much to be done in Industry 4.0 to promote 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.