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The future of technology at your fingertips: Register for Micro Nano MEMS now

Visitor registration is now open for Micro Nano MEMS 2017, which will take place at the annual Sensors & Instrumentation show in Hall 1 at the NEC, Birmingham on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September 2017. Visitors will benefit from access to innovative and exciting feature areas, the latest technologies and products from the line-up of exemplary exhibitors and CPD accredited seminars. Plus, the first 200 visitors that make it through the door before 10am on each day will be treated to a complimentary breakfast, sponsored by Keller.

Micro Nano MEMS offers attendees the opportunity to explore market-leading solutions in the micro and nano technology field. The event will cover the full spectrum of technologies, from laser micromachining through to micro injection moulding, and from MEMS fabrication, through to assembly, inspection and test equipment.

What’s more, visitors will also be able to attend expert-led, CPD accredited seminars taking place during both days of the event and covering a range of intellectually stimulating topics. Event manager Jacqui Henderson comments: “The seminars are of great interest to visitors, offering a wealth of knowledge and expertise on some of the most significant findings and progressions in the micro and nano manufacturing field.”

As a part of Sensors & Instrumentation, Micro Nano MEMS also has access to the brand new and fully interactive feature area Connecting Industry L!VE, featuring Stanley Qubit, a fully autonomous NAO-25 humanoid robot as seen on BBC 1. Visitors will be able to see new products live and in action as exhibitors take to the stage to showcase the latest developments in the industry; a unique opportunity to learn how such products can be beneficial to business progression.

Also new this year is the Drone Zone Demo Area, hosted by UK Drone Show. The Drone Zone features demonstrations of the real life applications that are possible with advancing drone technology, incorporating intricate micro technologies, and the obstacles that will need to be overcome for this vision to become a reality.

Returning for 2017 is the popular Formula 1 Simulation Car, sponsored by PR Electronics, guaranteed to bring a competitive and entertaining edge to the event while providing the perfect networking opportunity. Also returning is the Innovation Showcase, which has been expanded to allow even more exhibitors to display their products.

For more information and to register visit

www.micronanomems.com

Exhibitors affirm the successful concept of Moulding Expo

Second Moulding Expo attracts around 15,000 visitors from 52 countries to Stuttgart / Greater internationality

Even the première two years ago was a total success. And shortly after the end of the trade fair, it was clear that the second edition of the International Trade Fair for Tool, Pattern and Model Making at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre had made an impression on the over 760 exhibitors and around 15,000 visitors from Germany, Europe and many other countries in the world.

“I have never experienced a trade fair which has become established so quickly and at such a high level among exhibitors. I had the impression that the visitors wanted to really absorb the programme items. We have given the tool, pattern and mould making industry a home,” enthused Ulrich Kromer von Baerle, President of Messe Stuttgart. .

Intensive exchanges in the exhibition halls

Exhibitors at Moulding Expo 2017 praised, in particular, the quality and the unusually long duration of the discussions – which often lasted more than one hour. Internationality was another advantage: the visitors came from a total of 52 countries, primarily Austria (16%), Switzerland (12%), Italy (10%), Turkey (8%), the Czech Republic (6%), France and Portugal (5% each). Compared with the première of Moulding Expo, the proportion of international visitors rose from 11% to 15%.

The around 15,000 trade visitors represented every major branch of industry: automobile and automotive component supply industry (42%), tool and mould making (28%), mechanical engineering and plant construction (23%), plastics processing industry and production (16%), pattern making and prototyping (11%) plus various user industries.

The Buyers’ Forum of the Federal Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME) was also held concurrently with Moulding Expo at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre. The exhibitors responded positively  to the two guided tours of different exhibition stands for the Forum participants.

Other figures from the trade fair survey: 76% of visitors said that they were solely responsible, jointly responsible or acted in an advisory capacity in regard to purchasing and procurement in their company. 83% of visitors said they would recommend the trade fair to other people.

Live high-tech experience

The accompanying programme containing special shows on trend topics, international technical forums with first-class speakers and extensive career information for young people in the industry underlined the concept of Moulding Expo “from the industry for the industry“. In particular, the opportunity to experience the many different subject areas live and at close quarters went down very well with visitors. The trade fair give-aways produced live from high-tech moulds proved to be real hits: over 11,000 units of the eating cutlery “3-2-eat!“, which were injection moulded on the spot by students from Reutlingen University, were given to visitors. The “Polyman” learning component, which was also produced during the trade fair, also made a lasting impression.

High-ranking politicians as visitors

The visit by Winfried Kretschmann, Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg, was a clear indication of how important Moulding Expo has become in the political landscape in Baden-Württemberg. After his tour through the trade fair, he said he was very impressed with the quality of the event. Katrin Schülz, State Secretary in the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economics, Labour and Housing, spent two days at the trade fair. The Minister-President and the State Secretary were especially interested in the large number of programme items for young people and school classes.

“The positive response from all participants and the visibly positive mood in the industry are reason enough for Messe Stuttgart to start looking forward to the third edition of Moulding Expo in May/June 2019,” said Ulrich Kromer von Baerle.

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AMB Iran: Iranian industry optimistic about the future

The second AMB Iran takes place in Teheran from 23 – 26 May. The trade fair is almost fully booked with over 180 exhibitors. The organisers Messe Stuttgart and the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) invited keynote speakers to three industry get-togethers in Iran in the industrial hubs Isfahan, Teheran and Tabriz.

600 high-ranking representatives from politics, industry and industrial associations discussed the current situation following the lifting of the sanctions and the new opportunities of the Iranian industry. Topics which are shaking up the industry throughout the country include the technology transfer from abroad, the potential for foreign investments, and the importance of company and on-the-job training.

The transfer of knowledge and the intensive exchange with international companies is of immense importance for Mohammad Reza Barekatain, President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Isfahan. The participation of Iran on the global market and the cooperation with international companies, particularly from Europe, shall be decisive for successful growth in the coming years. International perception can only be increased when the corresponding installations and facilities are available locally.
Mohammad Reza Modoodi, representative of the exports and foreign trade association (TPO) and government advisor, reported a noticeable upturn in the Iranian economy. For TPO the transfer of the latest technologies is the starting point, from which better production results are possible. Subsequently the organisation is hoping for higher investments and thus also the creation of jobs.

As a result of the sanctions and the resulting restricted links with abroad, the demand for modernisation in industry is now very high. Samad Hassanzadeh, President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Tabriz, estimates that 70 percent of the machines in Iranian factories are German products. The vast majority of German exhibitors at AMB Iran are therefore welcome. Younes Akbarpour Paydar, President of the Association of Automotive Parts and Machine Manufacturers in Tabriz, can also report a long history of joint ventures between German and Iranian companies. Iran is an attractive location for metal working for two reasons: the expected capacities are very high and the production costs are appropriate for the Middle East.

Mohammad Zeinalipour, Business Development Representative in the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Isfahan, talked about the rising interest of European companies in the Iranian market. The expected technology transfer is important, but cannot solve all industrial problems in the country. The extension of the strong support for training and specific technical training courses are important for the future. Akbar Ashurion, President of the Association for Mechanical and Plant Engineering, Trucks and Suppliers in Isfahan, also emphasises that training is the top priority. A cooperative venture between associations is desirable, as well as the promotion of a university exchange between Iran and Germany.

Iran is the leading importer of electrical and automation technology in the Middle East. At the industry get-together in Teheran, Jürgen Engert, Vice President of Siemens S.S.K., the Iranian subsidiary of Siemens AG, also delivered a keynote speech focussing on automation. Siemens S.S.K. showcases products in the Automation Iran pavilion at AMB Iran.

Industry in Iran
Mechanical engineering in Iran is currently experiencing a strong upturn. The numerous planned large projects, expansion investments and the necessary renewal of often very outdated industrial plants offer mechanical engineers huge opportunities. In Iran imports are expected to grow US $ 20 billion between 2015 and 2017. It is estimated that machines and accessories will account for 20 percent of this growth.

Iran possesses a well-developed automotive parts industry, but there is still a very high import requirement. There are around 15,000 production sites in Iran, but 60 percent of the parts required for the automotive industry are still imported. The production capacities of the Iranian automotive manufacturers are roughly 2 million vehicles per year. Modernisation is also needed in the oil industry. In addition, automotive manufacture, the chemicals industry or the expansion of renewable energies are some of the areas in which machines are required.

www.messe-stuttgart.de/amb_iran

 

Industrie Lyon 2017 : un véritable succès

Une affluence record et un business incomparable ont marqué cette édition portée par l’implication de tous ses acteurs. Pendant 4 jours, Industrie a accueilli 24 934 visites notant une hausse record de +22% et dépassant de manière significative les objectifs fixés. Un enthousiasme dû à la mobilisation des 1 006 exposants (soit +17%) qui ont présenté leurs dernières nouveautés et proposé des expériences variées.

L’industrie du futur dans tous ses états
Le FAB LAB
Impression 3D, découpe laser, logiciels CAO… plusieurs technologies et retours d’expériences accessibles sur cet espace mutualisé. Également présent sur le Fab Lab : l’Innovation LAB  proposait 5 expériences numériques concrètes.

LE LABO INDUSTRIE
Le LABO a accueilli 1658 visiteurs qui ont pu découvrir 19 démonstrations : cyber sécurité, objets connectés, fabrication additive, robots collaboratifs, réalité virtuelle et augmentée, ilots de fabrication connectés…

PEINTURE EN LIVE
De la découpe à la mise en peinture, cette chaine en fonctionnement a attisé la curiosité de 1433 visiteurs. Ils ont pu repartir avec un souvenir peint sur place et devant eux.

De nombreuses rencontres provoquées
INside INdustrie
3 invités d’honneur : AddUp/Fives/Michelin, POMA et le Groupe SEB, ont présenté leur savoir-faire et leur capacité à produire en France tout en restant compétitifs.

LES BUSINESS MEETING
427 rendez-vous d’affaire organisés par Industrie sur le salon soit +46% de plus par rapport à 2015.

AMBITION INDUSTRIE DU FUTUR
700 participants à la Journée AMBITION INDUSTRIE DU FUTUR organisée par l’ARDI le 5 avril.

L’attractivité des métiers à l’honneur
ESPACE RECRUTEMENT
118 CV et 106 offres déposés sur le salon.

ESPACE COACHING
80 formations menées par les Arts et Métiers Alumni sur l’Espace coaching

SMILE le salon
Le Salon des Métiers Industriels et de L’Entreprise a accueilli près de 600 lycéens et collégiens pour découvrir les métiers ainsi que le fonctionnement d’une entreprise industrielle.

www.industrie-expo.com

Medtec Europe 2017 Delivers Insights & Trends for the Medical Technology Industry with Record Attendance

Medtec Europe, the preeminent medical technology platform that brings together leading experts, buyers and sellers from across the medical technology industry, showed a record attendance this year in Stuttgart, Germany, with a 7% increase in overall visits. The event attracted 6,816 attendees over three days, 25% of whom were senior level decision makers and 65% of whom had purchasing power.

In addition, the new business matchmaking programme enabled 551 meetings and 3,498 business matches to take place, reflecting Medtec Europe’s strong commitment to driving business opportunities for the medical technology industry. Medtec Europe showcased presentations from industry leading experts on the importance of partnerships to design integrated solutions that will create the next generation of medical devices. Miniaturisation was one area where industry collaboration was highlighted as driving innovations. At the Medtec Insights Theatre Jens Troetzschel, Vice President Advanced Technologies, Heraeus Medical Components presented new technology the company recently developed, which facilitates new designs with unprecedented potential for miniaturisation of sensors and active medical implants. CerMet is a new biocompatible material technology that will enable a significantly increased number of communication ports, 3D-Design and integrated functionality. David Kleidermacher, Chief Security Officer, Blackberry, gave a presentation on the latest innovations in technology and security standards that highlighted how security of mobile devices to control medical devices will be a key component for stakeholders in the future, and that collaboration will be needed to ensure security does not become a barrier to innovation. “With more industries taking a role in the provision of healthcare products for patients and professionals, collaboration is becoming key. The medical technology industry can advance healthcare by taking a broader approach and offering more seats at the table during product development. This will increase opportunities to spring board big ideas that will lead to new and exciting innovations to provide even greater tangible benefits for patients. Through converging technologies the medical technology industry can improve clinical outcomes, enhance patient experience, and reduce the cost of healthcare.”said Jens Troetzschel.

A further output from Medtec Europe 2017 was the importance of artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning, i.e. artifical neural networks modelled on the human brain, in the future of medical devices. Dr Ed Cartwright, CEO and Co-Founder of Elixir Technologies, showcased an example of cooperation between medical devices and AI software to help predict strokes. Regenerative medicine is an area where collaboration will drive the industry forward. Professor Alexander Seifalian, Director of Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine Commercialisation Centre (Ltd), The London BioScience Innovation Centre showcased new innovations in regenerative medicine that need the support and expertise of the pharma industry to take these innovations from the bench to commercilisation.

 
Medtec Europe once again hosted the Start-up Academy, an initiative designed to bring Europe’s most exciting new medtech companies to the show to share the innovations of tomorrow. Selected companies were offered a free stand at the exhibition and a presentation slot from which to share their ideas and explore opportunities for partnering and collaboration – ‘a truly excellent experience’, according to Sandeep Shah, CEO, Tarilian Laser Technologies. The winner this year was Acquandas, a global supplier for sputtered, ultra-precision and high structured nitionol components, with their technological breakthrough microsystem fabrication process that enables disruptive therapies in the neuromodulation field, such as minimally invasive, intravascular deep brain stimulation.

“The Medtec Exhibition series is an inclusive hub event at which everyone can meet and examine the issues that really matter to the industry,” comments Anne Schumacher, Brand Director, UBM. “By connecting buyers and sellers in this way Medtec Europe demonstrates its value in supporting industry and business growth and this will continue to be a key priority for us in 2018.  As medtech innovations proliferate and evolve at pace, we strive to be the leading European exhibition for those who want to know not only about the latest innovations, but who also want to understand how to translate these ideas into products and services.”  

 
Medtec Europe will return to Stuttgart on 17-19 April 2018. The next Medtec event will be Medtec Ireland 2017, taking place 4-5 October in Galway, Ireland. To register for Medtec Ireland 2017, please visit:

www.medteceurope.com/ireland 

Medtec Europe 2017: Discover the Latest Trends & Innovations Advancing the Medical Technology Industry

Medtec Europe will once again provide over 7,000 attendees and more than 600 exhibitors from 70 countries the opportunity to share, learn, and discover opportunities and solutions that will advance the medical technology industry. Taking place 4 – 6 April 2017 at the Messe Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, Medtec Europe is the preeminent medical technology platform showcasing the key trends and insights across the entire supply chain of the medical technology industry.

With a comprehensive agenda that captures the challenges and opportunities in the medical technology industry, and presentations from renowned industry experts, Medtec Europe 2017 will showcase ideas and innovations within:

Digitisation and eHealth: Seminars exploring the evolution of connected devices from wearable technologies to inter-connected healthcare systems will showcase how digital is now among the industry’s business drivers.

Medtec Meets Pharma: Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly looking to medical device manufacturers to provide added value to products in their portfolios. Key presentations will illustrate how these new partnerships are advancing and bringing success.

Innovation in Miniaturisation: Insights into the evolution of device miniaturisation will be shared, examining the drive in innovation while embedding safety, performance, and reliability.

Regulatory: With significant developments in multiple countries this past year, there are a number of questions facing the industry. Expert insights will provide an essential overview and understanding of best practice in compliance within this changing landscape.

In addition, there will be three first time features taking place at Medtec Europe 2017. On 5 April the first Medical Device Manufacturing Conference will take place, organised in partnership with the Fraunhofer IPA. This conference is specifically targeted at decision makers from R&D, medical engineers and product developers. Furthermore, the VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, Mechanical Engineering Industry Association) will be holding the first VDMA Forum, a platform where exhibitors will promote their innovations in the form of short presentations. For the first time Medtec Meetings – powered by gomed2med, a new free online business match and meet service for visitors and exhibitors that makes automatic matches based on your business needs will be available. Medtec Europe will also once again be hosting the Start-up Academy, a unique networking programme that provides exhibitors an exclusive platform to share their ideas and learn more about opportunities for partnering and collaborating, forging new relationships that will help them develop their businesses for years to come.

“Medtec has a strategic focus on driving innovation and opportunity for the medical technology industry, with our events creating a compelling, interactive environment in which ideas can be shared, explored, and enhanced.” said Anne Schumacher, Brand Director, UBM. “Now in its 16th year, Medtec Europe 2017 will be an unmissable opportunity for exhibitors and visitors to gain hands on experience of the latest products and innovations, hear the latest trends and new  directions the industry is heading in, and discover opportunities to build their networks and drive their business  forward.”

For more information, and to register for Medtec Europe 2017 and the Medical Device Manufacturing Conference:

medteceurope.com

Turning Days 2017 wird von der Industrie im “Dreiländereck” in der Bodensee-Region akzeptie

Am 17. Februar 2017 endete die Fachmesse Turning Days in Friedrichshafen mit 4.550 Fachbesuchern. In die Besucherzahl wurden Berufsschulklassen, Presse und Institutionen nicht eingerechnet. Der Besucherrückgang von fast 20 Prozent war der Splittung des Besuchermarktes in enger räumlicher und zeitlicher Nähe stattfindenden Messen geschuldet.

Gemischte Gefühle bei den Ausstellern
Große Einigkeit herrschte, dass der neue Standort auch viele neue Fachbesucher mit sich brachte. “Wir haben viele gute neue Kontakte erhalten, viele davon aus Oberschwaben und Allgäu mit konkreten Aufträgen, alleine deswegen hat sich die Messe für uns gelohnt” zieht Carola Prinzbach-Eble von Prinzbach Sonderwerkzeuge Resumée.

Bis Nachmittag waren die Hallen gut mit Fachbesuchern gefüllt; es zeigte sich aber, dass die berühmte “dritte Besucher-Welle” ausblieb. Viele Fachbesucher des “Heubergs” kamen in der Vergangenheit noch kurz auf ein “Feierabend Bierchen” bei den Ausstellern vorbei, doch der neue Standort Bodensee ist hierfür zu weit entfernt. So begrüßten die Aussteller zwar Turning Days “Stammgäste” als Unternehmen in nahezu gleicher Anzahl in Friedrichshafen, jedoch in geringerer “Besetzung”. Die vom Veranstalter angebotenen Busshuttles wurden leider nicht sehr intensiv genutzt. Rege Diskussionen unter den Ausstellern und gut gemeinte Lösungsvorschläge an den Veranstalter waren die Folge. Trotzdem; “Ich habe alle meine Kunden aus den vergangenen Messejahren auf dem Stand gehabt, allerdings eher gezielt die Entscheiderebene” meint Wolfgang Gross, Betriebsleiter bei Kraft & Bauer Brandschutzsysteme.

Zufriedene Besucher
Laut Besucherumfrage waren 93 Prozent der Fachbesucher mit dem Serviceangebot, Erreichbarkeit und der Hallenstruktur zufrieden und 87 Prozent würden Kollegen und Freunden den Besuch der diesjährigen Fachmesse empfehlen. Ca. 20 Prozent der Turning Days Besucher kamen aus dem Ausland, im Schwerpunkt selbstverständlich aus Schweiz, Österreich und Italien.

Joachim Schröder, Leiter Vertrieb bei BASS Gewindetechnik: “Für uns bleibt die Turning Days die beste Fachmesse der Branche. Entscheidungsträger, insbesondere aus der Schweiz, kamen auf unseren Stand und wir konnten intensive Gespräche führen. Insbesondere freut es uns dieses Jahr, dass die Besucher die sehr tolle Messeatmosphäre so gelobt haben. Auch die Werbung war im Vorfeld gut und die Turning Days waren positiv im Gespräch.”

Highlight “Zukunftsfabrik”
Gut besuchtes Highlight der Fachmesse war die Zukunftsfabrik, die in bisher nicht präsentierter Art und Weise das Thema 4.0 für den Mittelstand praxisnahe und vernetzte Produktion in Echtzeitbetrieb dargestellt hat. Moderation und Konzept hatte Herr Prof. Dr. Mike Barth (von der Hochschule Pforzheim) übernommen. “Die ausgewogene Mischung aus Front-End-Forschung und industrieller Praxis hat überzeugt. Mit durchweg sehr gut besuchten Vortrags-Sessions konnte eine rege und spannende Diskussion über das Thema Industrie 4.0 geführt werden. Digitale Geschäftsmodelle bewegen nun auch kleine und mittlere Unternehmen.”

Die Umsetzung und technische Koordination hatte das Unternehmen Gewatec Systemlösungen mit großem Engagement übernommen. Christian Fritz von Gewatec ist begeistert und auch ein klein wenig erleichtert. “Die Zukunftsfabrik war auch für uns ein großes Wagnis. Und es zeigt die Effizienz der digitalen Vernetzung, denn wir haben es geschafft vorher nicht miteinander bekannte Maschinen und Werkzeuge in kürzester Zeit kommunizieren und sogar produzieren zu lassen. Das war eine beachtliche Leistung aller Beteiligten”.

 
Hausaufgaben für den Veranstalter und Ausstellerbeirat
“Wir sind zwar überzeugt davon, dass wir gemeinsam mit dem Beirat die richtige Entscheidung mit dem Standort Friedrichshafen getroffen haben, trotzdem ist die gegenwärtige Situation im Hinblick auf die räumliche und zeitliche Dichte von Messen nicht zufrieden stellend. Hier werden wir alles tun, um dem Beirat in absehbarer Zeit konkrete Lösungsvorschläge zu unterbreiten.” so Dirk Spahn, der die Turning Days seit ihrem Beginn begleitet.

Auch das Datum und unsere Öffnungszeiten stehen zur Disposition Gut getan hat das viele Lob von Maschinenherstellern und Werkzeuganbietern, diese Bereiche werden weiter ausgebaut. “Letztendlich geht es ja um den Spagat, unsere jahrelangen “Stammgäste” keinesfalls zu verlieren und gleichzeitig neue Fachbesucher und Partner für unsere Aussteller zu gewinnen. Beides ist gleichwertig zu betrachten, aber selbstkritisch müssen wir feststellen, dass Ersteres nur teilweise gelungen ist. Hier sehe ich die Hauptaufgabe, denn aus den umliegenden Regionen in D / A / CH wird uns aus der Wirtschaft großes Interesse signalisiert, hier werden wir gemeinsam unseren Weg machen.” so Dirk Spahn weiter.

Neuer Termin in 2019
Die Turning Days werden in 2019 im Zeitraum Ende Februar bis Ende Mai in Friedrichshafen stattfinden. Der genaue Termin wird in Absprache mit der Messegesellschaft vor Ort in Kürze veröffentlicht.

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