GrindTec – the worldwide leading platform for grinding technology

GrindTec - The leading trade fair for grinding technology is on course for growth

More than 600 exhibitors from 30 nations will present their innovations and solutions in the field of grinding technology in Augsburg. Industry 4.0 topics and electromobility are a particular focus of the exhibitors.

GrindTec 2018: Three new records even before the start! 

The GrindTec specialist trade fair will once more grow significantly in 2018.

  • The current 630 registrations correspond to a plus of 9%.
  • The area occupied has correspondingly grown by 3,000m² to 45,000m².
  • In 9 exhibition halls, two more than in 2016, GrindTec presents the most comprehensive offer to date with many innovations and world premieres.
  • And GrindTec is becoming increasingly international: 44% (+2%) of the companies have their headquarters abroad. With 30 nations taking part, GrindTec attains a new best level here too.

See you GrindTec 2020:
March 18 to 21, 2020

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Theme park grinding technology 4.0

The AFAG trade fair company, together with the “mav” professional journal published by the Konradin Media group and the FDPW Association of Precision Tool Grinders, is organizing the theme park “Schleiftechnik 4.0” (Grinding Technology 4.0) for the second time.

Leading manufacturers of controls, machines and robots have committed themselves to participate and will be presenting their visions, ideas and solutions in the form of lectures at the Forum. The focus will be on networked systems which exchange data in real time, analyze it and then control themselves. Such solutions make it possible to design grinding processes so that they are much more efficient and cost effective. This theme park is being organized to present the advantages of digitalization in concentrated form.

FDPW – Competence centre for grinding technology

Together with its French partner association SNAFOT, the FDPW specialist association of German precision tool grinders is presenting itself in the conference centre at the Augsburg Exhibition Centre. The GrindTec forum with its lectures on current themes of the branch and the Jakob Preh school from Bad Neustadt as a specialist school for cutting tool mechanics can also be found here. Together with the GrindTec Campus, this association represents the cutting edge in research and development – the ideal complement to the comprehensive offer of GrindTec exhibitors.

GrindTec Campus – the cutting edge of research and devlopment

Numerous research institutes are represented in the foyer of hall 1. These include the chipping production competence centre of the University of Furtwangen, the Ruhr West University, the institute of chipping production (ISF) of the Dortmund Technical University, the Institute of Tool Machines and Factory Operation (IWF) of the TU Berlin, the IWT Bremen – foundation institute of material engineering, the Institut für Fertigungstechnik und Werkzeugmaschinen (IFW), the Rhenish Technical College Cologne GmbH – Institute of Tool and Production Technology and the WZL tool machine laboratory of the RWTH Aachen University.


AFAG - Wir machen Messen

AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH

Am Messezentrum 5 • 86159 Augsburg, Germany
Phone +49.821.58982-0 • Fax +49.821.58982-300
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FDPW - German Trade Association for Precision Tool Grinders

Anton-Ockenfels-Str. 13 • 50321 Brühl, Germany
Phone +49.2232.1555972 • Fax +49.2232.1555973
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