The days of the traditional machine tool are not numbered
17.07.2017 The whole world is talking about 3D printing, additive manufacturing and generative multi-layer construction technologies. Nevertheless, this is a long way from meaning that the classical machine tool is going to be pensioned off. The EMO Hannover 2017 will be showcasing an international banquet of production technology – with alternative processes as the highly auspicious icing on the cake.
Economic update at mid-year - Construction equipment and building material machinery well on track
14.07.2017 Following a good start to the new year, the upward trend has continued both in the construction equipment and the building material machinery industry. The sector expects to increase its total turnover by 5 percent by the end of the year to around 14.6 billion Euros.
Marine equipment suppliers in Germany see ray of hope on the horizon
13.07.2017 • German Engineering Federation (VDMA): decline in orders in maritime sector in 2017 • Sales down slightly to €11.1 billion • General situation in mechanical engineering industry and digitalization are encouraging signs
Upbeat mindset in the Indian economy
12.07.2017 Are Modinomics fuelling an industrial renaissance in India? This question will be addressed during the India Day hosted by the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) at the EMO Hannover 2017 on 20 September. The event will be showcasing potentials for production technology and capital investment. The EMO’s India Day aims in particular to elucidate the perspectives for the mechanical engineering, automaking and aviation user sectors.
Tool and metrological technology indispensable for Industry 4.0
10.07.2017 VDMA invites to the event “Innovative Solutions for Industry 4.0” at the EMO Hannover 2017. At the VDMA’s stand (Hall 4 / D44), member companies and partners from the research community will from 19 to 21 September be contributing 30 brief presentations, focusing primarily on high-precision tools, metrological and testing technology, research, and tool data interchange.
"Print is alive and omnipresent! However, our role is changing"
07.07.2017 In this interview, Rainer Hundsdörfer, who took over the chair of the board of management of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG talks about his relationship with printing technology manufacturing, about digitization and growth plans for Heidelberg as well as the role of industrial printing in his strategy.
In stormy times, Europe has to move on - together! To share knowledge, to act in unison, to secure peace: there are many good reasons to support the European Union. That's why VDMA has started the online-initiative #europeworks; to send a strong pro-European signal and to face off the threats of nationalism and populism. The topics "Euro" and "know-how" have now been added under: www.europeworks.com
How will the world of mechanical engineering look in 2030 with respect to what today are considered to be “future materials”? Which different scenarios can be foreseen and what would their consequences be for the industry? Answers are given in the new VDMA report “Future Materials 2030” – a VDMAimpulse coverage.
The European Commission drew up a positive midterm review on the digital single market. VDMA calls for industry to be taken into account to a greater extent.
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What are the biggest challenges facing mankind? And what contribution are machines and mechanical engineers already making today to solve them? VDMA has been providing the general public with knowledge on mechanical engineering for 125 years.