Sunday, 24. September 2017
Fair World
  • Entitled "Robot Welding Contest", the German Welding Society (DVS) will continue its contest for the best weld with the aid of a robot at Schweissen & Schneiden (25-29 September in Düsseldorf). The international competition will take place in Hall 13.

    Who's the best robot operator?

    The contestants ranked in the first places in the Robot Welding Contest will also receive, amongst other prizes, trophies with their names and the names of the manufacturers with whose robots they have carried out the welding.
    © DVS

    Entitled "Robot Welding Contest", the German Welding Society (DVS) will continue its contest for the best weld with the aid of a robot at Schweissen & Schneiden (25-29 September in Düsseldorf). The international competition will take place in Hall 13.   more...

  • With a 50 per cent increase in the number of exhibitors compared to last year, Formnext 2017 continues its strong growth trend. The Formnext exhibition, which is scheduled to take place for the third time on 14-17 November 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, also sets new standards thanks to its strong international presence.

    Formnext continues growth course

    Formnext will take place on 14-17 November 2017 in Frankfurt am Main.
    © Mesago/Thomas Klerx

    With a 50 per cent increase in the number of exhibitors compared to last year, Formnext 2017 continues its strong growth trend. The Formnext exhibition, which is scheduled to take place for the third time on 14-17 November 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, also sets new standards thanks to its strong international presence.   more...

  • The relocation of Iran Wire to the state-of-the-art exhibition centre Exhibiran International Fairground - currently under construction - has now been decided. The Aria Group, the owners and organisers of Iran Wire, will be holding this high-profile technology trade fair for the first time at the new exhibition centre.

    Iran Wire 2017 relocated

    In Tehran, Iran Wire will take place on 6-9 December, 2017.
    © Uwe Drewes / pixelio.de

    The relocation of Iran Wire to the state-of-the-art exhibition centre Exhibiran International Fairground - currently under construction - has now been decided. The Aria Group, the owners and organisers of Iran Wire, will be holding this high-profile technology trade fair for the first time at the new exhibition centre.   more...

  • At POWTECH, users from the glass and ceramic industry will find solutions for their entire process chain, from grinding, measuring out and agglomerating to in-service process and quality control. They will gain access to the equipment they need to respond to new demands and to develop innovative products. In addition, there will also be an extensive supporting programme.

    High-tech equipment at POWTECH

    More than 260 companies offer solutions specifically for the glass and ceramic industry.
    © NürnbergMesse/Frank Boxler

    At POWTECH, users from the glass and ceramic industry will find solutions for their entire process chain, from grinding, measuring out and agglomerating to in-service process and quality control. They will gain access to the equipment they need to respond to new demands and to develop innovative products. In addition, there will also be an extensive supporting programme.   more...

  • The construction industry is booming and the order books are full. At the forthcoming bautec in Berlin, trade visitors from Germany and abroad can get an overview of the latest and future industry trends and developments.

    Four debut events at bautec 2018

    At „KarriereCenter Bau“ students and career starters will have the chance to talk to successful companies about their future
    © Messe Berlin

    The construction industry is booming and the order books are full. At the forthcoming bautec in Berlin, trade visitors from Germany and abroad can get an overview of the latest and future industry trends and developments.   more...

  • At POWTECH visitors can look forward to an extensive supporting programme. In presentations, seminars, live demonstrations, guided tours and two special shows, powder and bulk solids professionals can obtain useful knowledge based on practice.

    POWTECH 2017: Where experts learn more

    Attending POWTECH means learning from other experts and industries
    © NürnbergMesse GmbH

    At POWTECH visitors can look forward to an extensive supporting programme. In presentations, seminars, live demonstrations, guided tours and two special shows, powder and bulk solids professionals can obtain useful knowledge based on practice.   more...

Innovations
  • Lasers became popular with movies like „Star Wars“ or „James Bond“. In reality, lasers are incredibly versatile applicable tools – they are used, e.g., for cutting and welding of a variety of materials. Physicists of the University of Stuttgart succeeded with a technological breakthrough.

    Cool by diamond - New generation of semiconductor lasers

    Diamond-semiconductor-sandwich
    © Hermann Kahle

    Lasers became popular with movies like „Star Wars“ or „James Bond“. In reality, lasers are incredibly versatile applicable tools – they are used, e.g., for cutting and welding of a variety of materials. Physicists of the University of Stuttgart succeeded with a technological breakthrough.   more...

  • For the first time, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and an industry partner will be revealing a smart information system which will deliver information tailored to match the requirements of the job in hand, straight from the machine control unit to the machine operator.

    Reducing machine down-times

    The information system delivers information tailored to match the requirements of the job in hand, straight from the machine control unit to the machine operator.
    © Mitsubishi Electric/Fraunhofer IPT

    For the first time, the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT and an industry partner will be revealing a smart information system which will deliver information tailored to match the requirements of the job in hand, straight from the machine control unit to the machine operator.   more...

  • A new smart system for the interaction between driver and car: Autonomous driving may enhance safety of road traffic, provided that vehicles and drivers interact without problems. An interdisciplinary research alliance called "PAKoS", coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is aimed at developing and implementing an assistance system for increased safety.

    New smart system for autonomous driving

    Cameras help autonomous systems react.
    © PAKoS

    A new smart system for the interaction between driver and car: Autonomous driving may enhance safety of road traffic, provided that vehicles and drivers interact without problems. An interdisciplinary research alliance called "PAKoS", coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is aimed at developing and implementing an assistance system for increased safety.   more...

  • Rotor blades are the centerpiece of a wind turbine, with their production and maintenance subject to rigorous testing procedures. Thanks to a radar scanner from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, defects in the material composition of the wind turbine blades can now be detected with far greater accuracy and visualized in a cross-sectional view.

    Radar scanner detects defects of rotor blades

    The radar module is based on indium gallium arsenide semiconductor technology.
    © Fraunhofer IAF

    Rotor blades are the centerpiece of a wind turbine, with their production and maintenance subject to rigorous testing procedures. Thanks to a radar scanner from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, defects in the material composition of the wind turbine blades can now be detected with far greater accuracy and visualized in a cross-sectional view.   more...

  • Small children still use a form of the so-called dandy horse, balance bike or draisine, which the inventor Karl von Drais first tested on a longer route on 12 June 1817. Now, 200 years later, computer scientists at Saarland University are making the forerunner of the bicycle attractive for adults. Their prototype, still made of wood, contains an e-motor, battery, sensors and mini-computer.

    Scientists electrify historic dandy horse

    Professor Holger Hermanns riding the Dandy Horse, in the background research team member Florian Schiessl, on the right the Belgian bicycle engineer Dries Callebaut
    © Oliver Dietze

    Small children still use a form of the so-called dandy horse, balance bike or draisine, which the inventor Karl von Drais first tested on a longer route on 12 June 1817. Now, 200 years later, computer scientists at Saarland University are making the forerunner of the bicycle attractive for adults. Their prototype, still made of wood, contains an e-motor, battery, sensors and mini-computer.   more...