Key figures of the German machine tool industry
Key figures is a quarterly summary of the relevant data of the machine tool branch such as production, exports, imports, incoming orders, employment etc.
EMO Hannover 2019 on the right track
By 01 December of this year, 1,780 exhibitors from 41 countries had registered for the upcoming EMO Hannover 2019. Anyone can view the online list of exhibitors at
Full throttle towards a common language for machine tools
umati (universal machine tool interface) moves one step ahead towards becoming a generally accepted standard. VDW, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association and the OPC Foundation establish a so-called Joint Working Group.
German machine tool industry on course for record year
Orders received by the German machine tool industry in the third quarter of 2018 were 2 per cent down on the same period last year. Orders from Germany fell by 1 per cent whereas those from abroad were down by 2 per cent. Orders increased by 7 per cent in the first nine months of the year. Domestic orders grew by 20 per cent, while foreign orders rose by 1 per cent.
Connectivity initiative leads to first applications
VDW Chairman Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop unveiled the new umati brand at AMB Stuttgart. This should give greater visibility to the industry initiative Connectivity for Industry 4.0 which was launched exactly one year ago during EMO Hannover 2017. The initiative is also presenting the first applications for the future standard interface. “These applications show that the connectivity initiative is now on a stable footing,” says Prokop. And that’s why it was high time we gave the child a name.”
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