Augsburg – That’s not surprising. The leading trade fair of grinding technology is also growing in 2018. That 535 registrations have already been received is a very clear sign that the record of 577 exhibitors set two years ago will be broken again. Moreover, the level of internationality is likewise as high as in 2016: some 40 percent of the exhibitors come from 26 countries other than Germany. It is obvious that Asian suppliers of grinding technology have become increasingly interested in GrindTec. More and more companies from China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and India regard the GrindTec trade fair as the perfect platform for presenting their products. Indeed, three out of every ten international exhibitors now come from these Asian countries.
The leading suppliers of grinding technology registered their participation in GrindTec 2018 a long time ago, and some have greatly expanded their exhibition space. GrindTec is the most important trade fair for many of them − here they will achieve top results, as most recently at GrindTec 2016, when some 64 percent of the exhibitors rated their participation as “very good” or “good” and another 28 percent said it was entirely satisfactory.
Just as in the cases of halls 1, 2, 3 and 6, the new pavilion, which is a first-class temporary trade fair hall, has been completely rented. Only rather small isolated areas are still available, and these are running out. Hence, interested companies should get in touch with trade fair product management (see below) as soon as possible. The registration forms can also be downloaded from GrindTec’s website: www.grindtec.de.
The EMO trade fair, which has just come to a close, has emphasized impressively that digitalization and networking have now arrived at machine construction. GrindTec 2018, as the leading trade fair for grinding technology, is going in new directions here. The AFAG trade fair company, together with the “mav” profes-sional 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.
AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH
Manager: Joachim Kalsdorf
Porject advisor: Sandra Geissler
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FDPW Fachverband Deutscher Präzisions-Werkzeugschleifer e.V.
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Präsident: Jürgen Baldus
Geschäftsführer: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wilfried Saxler