Ten Years OE-A – A Success Story
23/10/14 OE-A, the leading international industry association for organic and printed electronics, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. A look at the progress of the technology and the important impact the OE-A has had on it.
Additive Manufacturing at the Mechanical Engineering Summit
22/10/14 • 7th German Mechanical Engineering Summit gathers 3D printing experts from mechanical and plant engineering, research, and the user sector • Additive manufacturing between the poles of industrial use and basic research
VDMA: New growth opportunities provide optimism
21/10/14 “We are forecasting sales of EUR 210 billion for 2014,” commented VDMA President Dr Reinhold Festge at the Association’s press conference at the 7th Mechanical Engineering Summit in Berlin. This would be the highest level of sales ever recorded by the mechanical engineering industry. Ten years ago, in 2004, sales in the mechanical engineering industry amounted to EUR 143 billion. “This represents growth of 46% in a decade,” Festge observed.
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.