EMO-Preview – IFW gibt Einblicke in die Produktion von morgen

EMO-Preview - IFW gives insights into the production of tomorrow

In the run-up to the trade fair, the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) opened its test hall for a "trade fair preview" on 4 July. More than 80 journalists from 32 countries accepted the invitation of the Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken e.V. (Association of German Machine Tool Builders, VDW).

EMO Hannover is the world's leading trade fair for metalworking. It regularly attracts international trade visitors to Lower Saxony's state capital. From 16 to 21 September 2019, the latest developments for industrial production will once again be on display.

Under the motto "Smart technologies driving tomorrow's production" , the focus this year will be on digitisation. The IFW scientists presented their latest technologies and research results to the journalists during the preview tour on 4 July, drawing a clear vision for tomorrow's production.

The guests were introduced to the use of artificial intelligence for process design and monitoring as well as automatic compensation for shape deviations in vivid and impressive live demonstrations. A new method for wear monitoring of grinding wheels and the use of augmented reality in quality testing offer great potential for increasing productivity. They met with great interest. These are essential building blocks on the way to autonomously working machine tools that will enable highly productive, flexible individual part production in the future.

The guests were visibly impressed and IFW's institute director, Professor Berend Denkena, was very satisfied: "With this demonstration we have made industry 4.0 tangible." Translated with