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Overview: Technical Articles

Safety as a strategic process


Frankfurt am Main, 27 January 2020 – The European Machinery Directive is probably the most important set of machine safety regulations; it is currently being reviewed. The EU Commission is planning a new version. However, the messages emerging from the Commission are causing unease among companies and associations alike.
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Industry 4.0 components changing machine tools and their environment


Frankfurt am Main, 16 January 2020. Supported by the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders' Association), the first "mav Innovation Forum Düsseldorf" will take place on 12 March 2020 as part of METAV 2020. The Forum, to be held in the Düsseldorf Congress Center, is based on the Böblingen event, which has enjoyed great success over many years.
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New developments in the manufacture of precision tools


Frankfurt am Main, 03 December 2019. Tool production demands maximum precision and quality. New technologies, such as additive processes or laser-assisted production for the fine structuring of design and functional surfaces, are increasingly being used alongside conventional manufacturing processes.
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Vigilance – The best protection against hacking


Frankfurt am Main, 27 November 2019 - Digitalisation has its price. The networking of people, machines and companies not only increases productivity and sustainability, but also raises the risk of a cyber attack. The VDMA Cybersecurity Congress at METAV 2020 on 11 March 2020 offers potential ways of resolving this dilemma.
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Machine safety – Key topic at METAV 2020


Frankfurt am Main, 08 November 2019. Safety in machine handling will feature prominently in various forums at METAV 2020. One of the issues being discussed in Düsseldorf will be the new VDMA Standard Sheet 34192 which improves cooperation between the manufacturers of machine tools and clamping devices and thus increases safety.
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