The trade fair year 2020 had many surprises in store: for the first time in its history, the METAV could not take place as planned - the METAV went digital. In well over 200 web sessions, exhibitors showed live and user-oriented how their products and processes can solve real production problems.
In March 2021, the trade fair broke new ground and welcomed trade visitors purely virtually with 3D trade fair stands and a matchmaking platform for METAV digital. We are building on this experience and bringing together real and digital offerings for the hybrid METAV 2022.
The METAV is the gateway to Europe's largest industrial area. Since 1980, it has offered a seamless range of products and services for production technology companies in North Rhine-Westphalia and the surrounding European region.
At home on one of Europe's most modern exhibition grounds, we are ideally prepared for all on-site requirements and welcome you with comprehensive know-how in logistics and organisation. Learn more in our digital leaflet.
The heart of the METAV: strong exhibitors, highly qualified visitors
Machine tools, manufacturing and process automation, precision tools as well as production software and digitalisation form the core of the trade fair. Technological networking and interlocking as well as the control of upstream and downstream processes deepen the economic significance of the METAV as an investment platform. METAV is a strong anchor in metalworking exhibition activities in Germany.
Whether managing directors, team leaders or skilled workers - experts from all areas of production appreciate the METAV for its complete market overview, the wide range of innovative solutions, the short distances and the opportunity for intensive dialogue. 93 percent of visitors leave the fair satisfied, 64 percent are involved in procurement processes.
Highly complex topics and current trends in metalworking in concentrated form: this is what the areas at METAV offer. The Additive Manufacturing Area offers the entire range of additive processes, materials and services related to 3D printing, while the Medical Area focuses on the innovation potential of medical technology. The highest demands on precision and quality are the focus of the Moulding Area and Quality Area with a focus on tool, mould and model making on the one hand and measuring and testing technology as well as QM and evaluation systems on the other. Each area has an exhibition area and a lecture forum where current focus topics are discussed daily in specialist lectures.
Moulding Area joint stand
Presentation forum of METAV‘s Additive Manufacturing Area