Introduced at METAV 2016, the Area concept has rapidly become established. These Areas represent an additional, practical value for exhibitors and trade visitors. As theme platforms, they meet the demand for concentrated knowledge and bundle intensive know-how focusing on findings underlying markets and feasibilities. Each Area has its own exhibition environment and a presentation forum which discusses daily current focal themes in specialist presentations.
Additive Manufacturing Area
The Additive Manufacturing Area sees itself as an extension to traditional metalworking. Presented is the whole bandwidth of additive manufacturing methods, materials, and services employed in 3D printing. An overview of the exhibition illustrates the intermeshing with other production steps in metalworking, especially CAD, simulation, reworking, production instrumentation, and quality assurance.
Backed by its high requirements and huge innovative potential, medical engineering is the motive force behind technological progress in production engineering. Just one good reason that it takes top positions in worldwide patent applications. Moreover, medical engineering represents a segment with outstanding long-term market prospects. The demand is fuelled by demographic trends in the world population, above all the increasing average age in the industrial nations and the growing living standards in a great many emerging countries.
Tool, mould, and model building is an established field of metalworking applications and is deemed one of the most fastidious in the metalworking sector. Moulding innovations are powered by the highest precision and quality requirements, and the conventional methods are being joined by an ever-growing number of process technologies, including laser-assisted production for fine textures on designed surfaces. The ideal supplement to the core exhibition, this Area is dedicated to the future and present challenges in moulding and their solutions in the form of innovative production technology.
If they wish to maintain their position on the market, producing companies must master every single constituent of the quality process, whether they are measuring or analysing data, steering processes, or assaying findings. As a supplement to the core exhibition, the Quality Area therefore presents a wide and diverse range of synergy effects and offers customers an overview of the full bandwidth of instrumentation, testing technology, and QM and analysis systems.