LOPEC 2016: Printed electronics from research to application
26/11/15 OPEC, the International Exhibition and Conference for the Printed Electronics Industry, continues its success story. Registrations for the upcoming event are in full swing, with international interest being especially high.
Organic and Printed Electronics Industry expects an increase of 18 percent in sales revenue
17/11/15 It has become apparent that nearly 80 percent of the OE-A Business Climate Survey participants expect a significant increase in sales revenue in the printed electronics industry.
Model and mould manufacturers to expand their presence at the METAV 2016
11/11/15 “We shall be showing the flag in the Moulding Area of the METAV 2016,” says Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Hermann, President of the BVMF German Association of Model and Mould Manufacturers, headquartered in Dortmund.
VDMA Productronics: Growth continues
10/11/15 Munich, November 10, 2015 – According to the current business climate survey of VDMA’s sector group Productronics the German manufacturers of components, machinery and equipment for electronics production expect an increase of 3.4 percent for the current year and 2.0 percent for 2016.
Industry 4.0 inspirational for quality management
09/11/15 Interview with Professor Robert Schmitt, who heads the Faculty of Production Metrology and Quality Management at the Machine Tool Laboratory of RWTH Aachen University
Warning on visibility causes uncertainty among machinery manufacturers and operators
09/11/15 Ever since the EU Commission issued a warning relating to the standard in which the provisions covering visibility requirements for earth-moving machinery are set out, there has been widespread uncertainty among manufacturers and operators alike. A position paper is intended to help clarify the situation.
In den Fraktionen von Union und SPD regt sich laut übereinstimmender Presseberichte zunehmend Widerstand gegen die Regierungspläne zur Erbschaftsteuerreform. VDMA-Chefvolkswirt Dr. Ralph Wiechers kommentiert: „Noch ist es Zeit, zu einer verfassungsfesten Lösung zu kommen.“
The debate on a reform of the European Union will gather pace over the coming weeks and months including on issues concerning the mechanical engineering industry.
Hersteller von kleineren, nicht ortsfesten Maschinen müssen ab 2018 ihre Produkte zurücknehmen. Der Gesetzgeber macht hier keine Unterschiede zwischen Investitions- („B2B“) und Konsumenten-Produkten („B2C)
The mechanical engineering industry is developing new solutions for Industrie 4.0, which will help Europe to grow as an industrial location. For this to happen, however, politicians will have to focus more on the industrial policy aspects of digitalisation. Also the EU Commission‘s strategy for the digital single market needs to consider the industrial dimension in a better way. After all, the success of Industrie 4.0 and its contribution to wealth and employment in the EU depends on the right framework conditions for companies in the European market.