Technology

No major revolution in metalworking due to additive manufacturing

23.02.2016 23.02.2016 This is at least true for the upcoming five to seven years. “For the time being, there is not going to be any broadly based displacement of existing machining processes, nor the much-cited revolution in industrial production operations,” says Myron Graw, responsible for the study entitled “Additive Manufacturing – potentials and risks from the viewpoint of the German machine tool industry”, commissioned by the VDW.

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The Sector Association Machine Tools and Manufacturing Systems at a glance

01.06.2014 Just under 280 members or about 10 per cent of the companies in the VDMA or voluntarily organised within this Sector Association. These companies represent 90 per cent of the total turnover on the sector and about 80 per cent of all machine tool builders.

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Blue Competence - sustainability and efficiency in manufacturing

09.01.2013 The German machine tool industry is thriving for an ever more energy-efficient construction, production and operation. Blue Competence makes that lucent.

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Research and Innovation

VDW-Research Institute - Joint Research in Machine Tool Building

01.12.2012 The VDW-Research Institute is an important innovation drive for SMEs.It takes up relevant technical and technological topics of the machine tool industry and initiates precompetitive industrial collective research projects.

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India’s expanding market opts for German production technology

23.03.2016 23.03.2016 The German machine tool industry continues to arouse keen interest in India. For the fourth time in succession, the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) has joined forces with the German-Indian Chamber of Industry and Commerce to organise one-day symposia on 15 March in Chennai and on 17 March in Pune.

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Berthold Leibinger Innovation Price

21.05.2013 The Berthold Leibinger Innovationspreis honors scientists and developers who make advancements in the field of laser technology.

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AiF: Research for everyone at the one Center

29.11.2012 The registered society AiF e.V., the German Federation of Industrial Cooperative Research Associations "Otto von Guericke" e.V., promotes research and development for the benefit of small and medium-sized enterprises.

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Standards

NWM Normenausschuss Werkzeugmaschinen (NWM) im DIN

09.12.2012 Der NWM (Normenausschuss Werkzeugmaschinen), ein organisatorisch und personell beim VDMA eingegliedertes Organ des DIN, ist veranwortlich für die nationale, europäische und internationale Normungsarbeit.

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Mitglieder des NWM Beirates

08.12.2012 Der Beirat des NWM trifft sich überlichweise einmal im Jahr. Er überwacht u.a. wesentliche Änderungsvorschläge zu europäischen und internationalen Normen und entscheidet über deren Zustimmung oder Ablehnung. Unsere Mitgliedsfirmen finden hier eine Liste der Mitglieder des Beirates.

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Standards Committee NAM within the VDMA

29.11.2012 Besides the NWM, the Standards Committee Machinery (NAM) is responsible for the subject standards at the VDMA.

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Contact

Dr. Alexander Broos

Director Research and Technology, Director VDW Research Institute

Phone: 

(+49 69) 75 60 81-17


Fax: 

(+49 69) 75 60 81-11


a.broos@vdw.de

Christian Neumeister

Director of German Standardization Committee for Machine Tools in DIN

Phone: 

(+49 69) 75 60 81-25


Fax: 

(+49 69) 75 60 81-11


c.neumeister@vdw.de

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