Intec and Z 2017

Germany: Leipzig will become the key venue of the metal processing and supply industry

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Innovative suppliers as sought-after partners

At the parallel event Z, trade visitors will find, among other things, innovations made in the plastics processing and mold construction industry: For instance, they will be able to examine at the stand of PSG Plastic Service the new profiTEMP+ hot runner controller, which features advantages like compact size, advanced functions and easy operation based on touchscreen control. HASCO will present its new P1 panels which are machined on all sides to ensure that mold constructors have maximum flexibility and efficiency for the production of injection mold tools. The laser specialist bkl-lasertechnik has developed a process for achieving high gloss finishes with foam injection molding technology. The material-saving development will be presented at the Z. But that is not everything: At Rapidobject's stand, visitors can see 3D printed models constructed by means of additive manufacturing with plastic, metal or polymer plaster.

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Specialized program on forward-looking topics relating to the industry

Besides the extensive offering of exhibitors, the Intec and Z 2017 also offer the integrated specialized program of supporting events. Industry-related topics that play a decisive role for the future of industrial production are discussed within the framework of conferences, seminars and workshops.

On top of that, there is also the special exhibit with integrated symposium on "Intelligent Light-weight Construction" that highlights on all four days the current state of development for industrial applications in Hall 5. The "Additive Manufacturing" Technology Forum will provide information about technologies, applications and potential offered by the innovative processes and areas of applications in Hall 2. On March 8 and 9, experts will be on hand to provide an in-depth look at the possibilities of additive manufacturing during the course of a symposium. The Exhibitor Forum, which also takes place in Hall 2 during the trade fairs, will include practical sessions and project presentations spanning all topics and areas covered by the Intec and Z. At the Lean Factory Training Center in Hall 4, specialists can gain insight into a holistically minded production process based completely on lean principles. A variety of products will be manufactured live on site with a mixed model assembly line. Also in Hall 4 will be the workshop on "Joining Technologies for Plastic and Metal Components" on March 7, the CONTACT Business Meetings on March 8, the 3rd Saxony Automation Day on March 9 and the Students Day with job fair on March10.

The "Strategy Workshop: Industry of the Future" conference will be held on March 7 at the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL), which is conveniently located right new to the exhibition center. The 5th Conference on "Resource-efficient Production" will address the current progress made in production technologies based on the theme "Value Added Digital Factory" on March 8. The 24th Specialized Seminar of the German Association for Electroplating and Surface Engineering, taking place on March 9 and many other international seminars and programs to help up-and-coming professionals complete the specialized program.

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About the Intec and Z

The trade fair combination Intec and Z will take place in 2017 from March 7 to 10 at Leipzig's Exhibition Center. In the odd-numbered years the Intec is the first important industry venue for Germany's and Europe's metal processing industry. Its core areas include machine tools, systems for automated manufacturing as well as the entire production technologies for metal processing. The Z is one of the leading international supplier trade fairs in Europe. Its product range – e.g., semi-finished products, parts, components and industrial services – is geared primarily to customers from the machinery and plant construction, tool construction and vehicle industry.

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