Event Preview Germany: EuroBLECH 2018
The core focus for one of the leading events of the sheet metal working industry will be Industry 4.0.
EuroBLECH 2018, the 25th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition, will take place from October 23 – 26, 2018 at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds in Germany. One year ahead of the world’s leading sheet metal working technology exhibition, which is once again occupying eight halls in Hannover, the stand reservation has already begun. The last event in 2016 closed with very positive results: with 1,505 exhibitors from 41 countries exhibiting on a net exhibition space of 87,800 square metres and 60,636 visitors from 102 countries.
For the next event, besides major topics such as lightweight construction, hybrid production processes and additive manufacturing, the core focus will be on networked manufacturing. Increasing efficiency, improvement in performance of machines and systems, networking of components and predictive maintenance to reduce downtimes – these are the key points of Industry 4.0. To implement this trend in production reality it is vital to introduce high-quality sophisticated systems as well as innovative software and all-in-one systems. In addition, the Factory of the Future is based upon increased data security as well as company-wide cooperation to develop new solutions.
“At EuroBLECH 2018, the exhibitors will be able to present their latest technologies to a specialised trade audience who are ready to invest. The event will be building the platform to support the sheet metal working industry in its long-term development”, says Nicola Hamann, Managing Director of the organisers of EuroBLECH, Mack Brooks Exhibitions.
From conventional machines and systems to latest technologies, the EuroBLECH exhibition profile is clearly structured and covers the entire sheet metal working technology chain: sheet metal, semi-finished and finished products, handling, separation, forming, flexible sheet metal working, joining, welding, tube/section processing, surface treatment, processing of hybrid structures, tools, machine elements, quality control, CAD/CAM/CIM systems, factory equipment and research & development.