Wind industry takes the initiative for more safety
01/10/14 According to the European Risk Observatory on occupational safety and health in the wind energy sector the wind industry reported 1,370 accidents. 'But it’s not just numbers. There are human beings behind every accident, every incident, every near-miss!’ said Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, chairman of the steering committee for wind turbines of VDMA Power Systems.
3D printing makes machinery manufacturers thirsty for knowledge
30/09/14 • More than 100 participants from machinery manufacturing companies and user industries at the VDMA “Additive Manufacturing“ Technology Day at Denkendorf • A lot of interest in “Game changer 3D printing”
“Made in Germany” still has pulling power
25/09/14 Functional integration lowers costs and safeguards the country’s manufacturing base – Interview with Ralf Simon, managing director of Nordson BGK and Heiko Weber, Head of Project Management at Herbold Meckesheim GmbH.
A week after his appointment as EU Commissioner for Digital Economy, Günther Oettinger is already on the right track in the view of VDMA. In an interview with “Welt am Sonntag”, Oettinger promised to drive forward the digitalization of industry over the coming five years. “Industry 4.0 must not just be a buzzword” .
With the election of Mrs. Regina Brückner, Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik, for the first time in its long history the VDMA Textile Machinery Association will be chaired by a woman.