Euroblech 2018 – Digitalization And Industry 4.0

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This year’s 25th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition will take place from 23rd – 26th October 2018 in Hanover, Germany.

A total of 1,500 exhibitors from 39 countries secured their stand at the world’s leading sheet metal working technology exhibition. This year, the show is mainly influenced by the topics Digitalization and Industry 4.0. The Online Show Preview, which was recently published, provides an overview of new products and technological innovations which will be presented at the show in October.

A total of 1,500 exhibitors from 39 countries have booked their stands at the world’s leading exhibition for the sheet metal working industry. EuroBLECH 2018 will feature more than 89,000 square metres net exhibition space, another growth of around 2% compared to the previous event. The most important exhibitor countries are Germany, Italy, China, Turkey, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark and the USA.

For this year’s 25th edition of EuroBLECH, the main topics are Industry 4.0, big data and digitalization. Especially for small and medium-sized companies these developments offer enormous potential. These new business approaches offer advantages in terms of streamlined and less complex processes as well as improvement of productivity and efficiency. “While an app for maintenance control of machines or the interaction of machines and robots across the whole production process were still a vision of the future a couple of years ago, today this is the reality in sheet metal working. Currently, not only large companies are gaining ground in this area, SMEs have also recognised their potential here. Their company size usually allows them to react flexibly and quickly to such transitions, therefore they are in a good position to use digitalization to their advantage”, says Evelyn Warwick, Exhibition Director of EuroBLECH on behalf of the organisers Mack Brooks Exhibitions. “At EuroBLECH 2018 as the world’s largest sheet metal working exhibition, visitors can expect the most comprehensive technology range in terms of industrial digitalization of sheet metal working.”

The comprehensive Online Show Preview, with detailed information on many exhibitors and their products, is now available. In preparation of their visit, users will be able to sort entries by product categories or halls, to discover their personal highlights of this year’s exhibition. In this way, visitors can search exhibitor profiles including products and services presented at EuroBLECH 2018 and create their personalised version of the show preview.

Digitalization, E-mobility, Lightweight construction – these topics currently play a crucial role in the sheet metal working industry. Networked manufacturing is a key development in Industry 4.0 to increase productivity and reduce downtime of machines. E-mobility bears a lot of challenges for sheet metal working, due to the different manufacturing processes and materials required for electric cars. This goes hand in hand with lightweight construction, where composites and new technologies become increasingly important and bear certain challenges when joining or separating materials. The new EuroBLECH White Papers covering these three topics will shed some light on the recent developments within these areas and will provide some insight into new trends in the industry. All three White Papers are now available free of charge on the exhibition website

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