What's new at this year's EMO Hannover show?

13th May 2019
Posted By : Lanna Cooper
What's new at this year's EMO Hannover show?


From the 16th-20th September 2019, EMO Hannover will once again be opening its doors to the large machine tool market. This year's theme is focussing on 'Smart technologies driving tomorrow's production'. The theme will also be highlighted in a new area for individual control technology, software and automation technology exhibitors.

The exhibits on display at EMO Hannover 2019 cover the entire range of metalworking products. Although EMO Hannover 2019 focusses on cutting and forming machine tools, manufacturing systems, precision tools, automated flow of material, computer technology, industrial electronics and accessories, the fair covers manufacturing technology and its entirety:

  • Machine tools for cutting, forming, parting and eroding
  • Sheet metal and wire working machines
  • Machine tools for thermal, electrochemical and other processes
  • Electronic controls
  • CIM and components for flexible automation
  • Assembly and manipulation systems
  • Industrial robots
  • Material flow and warehousing
  • Industrial electronics, sensor technology and diagnostics
  • Precision tools, diamond tools, measuring tools
  • Testing and measuring equipment
  • Abrasives, coolants/lubricants
  • Welding, cutting, hardening, heating equipment
  • Mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic accessories for metalworking

Additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing is the third trend topic being talked about in industry alongside Industry 4.0 and automation. Demanding customer sectors such as the automotive and aircraft industries or medical technology are increasingly requesting 3D printing and are themselves developing more and more parts with geometries that can only be made using additive processes.

Around one fifth of EMO visitors stated in the 2017 visitor survey that they were interested in 3D printing. That was much more than what was being offered by the exhibitors at the time. "That's why we are organising the 2019 additive manufacturing circle together with the Konradin Media Group," said Christoph Miller, Managing Director of EMO Hannover. 

The additive manufacturing circle is aimed at companies from the entire additive manufacturing process chain who are participating in EMO Hannover and can exploit the interest shown by visitors.

Young Tech Enterprises @ EMO Hannover 2019
EMO Hannover 2019 is placing a strong focus on startups, and giving them for the second time, their own platform entitled 'Young Tech Enterprises @ EMO Hannover 2019'. The 2019 format will be expanded following the positive response from visitors at the previous event. It will be broader-based and more business-oriented, offering the young companies which participate greater added value.

This is because young companies with a good business idea generally need money, expertise and leads to customers, major competitors and potential employees. EMO Hannover offers all this for the production sector. Investors, startup sponsors and potential cooperation partners are therefore all invited to take part as exhibitors - in addition to the startups themselves.

The Digital Innovations in Production prize
For the first time, the Digital Innovations in Production prize will be awarded as part of the Young Tech Enterprises @ EMO Hannover 2019. This competition is an initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The prize is awarded to innovative business ideas which are based on modern information and communication technologies. The focus is on the innovativity of the new company, the team, its experience and skills and also its links with customers and partners.

The prize money of €10,000 for the special production award is supplemented by seminars, workshops and coaching as well as live pitches aimed at bringing the startups together with established exhibitors and investors.

Recruitment initiative
"Many industrialised countries are struggling with demographic change, which basically means that there are fewer skilled workers who could migrate to other sectors," explained Miller. "Emerging countries, on the other hand, have sufficient numbers of young people, but in many cases no efficient training system to produce the skilled workers they need," continued Miller.

In addition, the demands placed on employees in industry are currently undergoing fundamental changes as a result of networking and automation. Schools and companies must respond to this if they want to secure their future, regardless of the region of the world in which they are located.

Therefore VDI-Nachrichten, has organised a two day fair at the EMO Hannover on the 17th and 18th September. The target group are EMO exhibitors and customers presenting themselves as attractive employees. The fair is targeting academics and industry specialists. It will be accompanied with a forum on successful personnel marketing and job application tips.

Youth Education and Development Foundation for Mechanical Engineering
In Germany, the Youth Education and Development Foundation for Mechanical Engineering, a subsidiary of VDW and VDMA, has worked hard to improve and update training in the metalworking professions in cooperation with vocational colleges, authorities and other institutions. It has also launched training projects for digitalisation. This involves ensuring proper training of teachers and trainers.

A web-based learning and working platform (MLS - Mobile Learning in Smart Factories) is an essential component of the entire training process. This system is designed for mobile devices. It creates a modern learning environment and enables teachers and trainers to support trainees more effectively and to translate new topics rapidly into concrete learning content. Trainees and their trainers can use the platform to create their own tasks and develop joint solutions. The content is currently available in German, but will also be translated into English in the future. 

All of this will be presented at EMO Hannover 2019 as part of the special youth show. Together with partners from industry, vocational colleges and other educational institutions, the Youth Education and Development Foundation for Mechanical Engineering is presenting its training projects and initiatives for the metalworking professions and for technical study programmes.

To register for your ticket to EMO Hannover 2019, click here for more information.

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