Event preview AMB 2018 is now bigger and better!

Author / Editor: Ahlam Rais / Ahlam Rais

The popular metal working show is all set to welcome exhibitors and visitors on its floor. This year, the event will witness a wide range of innovative technologies along with interesting technical sessions that will prove beneficial for industry players to boost their production lines.

The ‘Digital Way’ is a dedicated two day event for industry players to stay updated on the latest happenings in the field of digitalisation of processes.
The ‘Digital Way’ is a dedicated two day event for industry players to stay updated on the latest happenings in the field of digitalisation of processes.
(Source: Messe Stuttgart)

Hosted every two years, AMB, the international show for metal working is back once again. Scheduled to be held from September 18–22, 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany, this year, the trade fair is expected to be even bigger and better! With more than 1,500 exhibitors showcasing their latest solutions in an area of more than 120,000 sq m the event will be attracting the who’s who of the industry. In terms of visitor turnout, around 90,000 international trade visitors are expected to attend the metal working show.

Technology showcase at AMB

The mega event will exhibit the newest range of tools and machines such as machining tools, chucking tools, lathes, grinding machines, tool grinding machines, sawing, cutting-off grinding machines, surface technology and focus on specialised areas such as metal cutting machine tools; metal removal machine tools; precision tools; measuring systems and quality assurance; robots, workpiece and tool handling; industrial software and engineering; parts, components and accessories; and services, organisations, publishing houses.

Special zones

In addition to the massive display of innovations at AMB, the trade fair will also be organising the ‘Digital Way’ show, a dedicated two day event for industry players to stay updated on the latest happenings in the field of digitalisation of processes. The session will support and also make the users aware of the innumerable benefits of this contemporary technology such as greater machine efficiency and cost savings.

Live demonstrations along with the opportunity to meet and network with over 50 exhibitors specialised in this field will be a win-win situation for all the visitors. With the assistance of this session, users will get a clear idea and figure out how the process of digitalisation can be incorporated into their own production processes and boost output.

The ‘Innovation Tour of Metal Working’ is another special area that is held regularly at the show. Organised by the Institute of Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools (PTW) of the Technical University of Darmstadt the tour will be arranged across an area of 540 sq m in Hall 5. With a motto of ‘Experience future trends’ the segment will be dominated with industry stalwarts that have come up with innovative solutions in the midst of future machining challenges. This is expected to prove beneficial for visitors to undertake new challenging projects and also learn from the leaders of the industry.

Another special show arranged by the fair for young people is VDW– Nachwuchsstiftung ("newcomer foundation"). The objective of the event is to motivate young people to join the machine tool industry. Live examples of products from the design to the production stage will be showcased to aspire young engineers to take up a career in the sector and also encourage others to join the same.

Apart from this, there are many other supporting programmes for the benefit of the visitors such as competitions and awards that include the competition ‘Lathe Operator of the Year’ and the MM Award from Vogel Communication Group, Presentations and forums which comprise of the VDMA (German Engineering Federation) Technology Forum, Innovation Forum Cutting Tools and much more.

With so much to explore and learn within the machine tool space, AMB is expected to once again make headlines for its innovative technologies and interesting sessions.

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