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Don’t miss EuroBLECH 2018

October 2018

This year’s 25th International Sheet Metal Working Technology Exhibition will take place from 23 - 26 October 2018 in Hanover, Germany. A total of 1,500 exhibitors from 39 countries secured their stand at the world’s leading sheet metal working technology exhibition. This year, the show is mainly influenced by the topics of Digitalisation and Industry 4.0. The Online Show Preview, which was recently published, provides an overview of new products and technological innovations which will be presented.

EuroBLECH 2018 covers the entire sheet metal working technology chain: sheet metal, semi-finished and finished products, handling, separation, forming, flexible sheet metal working, joining, welding and surface treatment, processing of hybrid structures, tools, additive manufacturing, quality control, CAD/CAM/CIM systems and R&D. The show attracts sheet metal working specialists at every management level in small and medium-sized companies, as well as in large enterprises. Visitors include design engineers, production managers, quality managers, buyers, manufacturers, technical directors and experts from associations and R&D.

“EuroBLECH 2018 will feature more than 89,000 square metres net exhibition space, further growth of around 2% compared to the previous event. The most important exhibitor countries are Germany, Italy, China, Turkey, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark and the USA,” explained Mack Brooks Exhibitions.

For this year’s 25th edition of EuroBLECH, the main topics are Industry 4.0, big data and digitalisation. These developments offer enormous potential, especially for small and medium-sized companies. These new business approaches offer advantages in terms of streamlined and less complex processes as well as improvement of productivity and efficiency. 

“While an app for maintenance control of machines or the interaction of machines and robots across the whole production process were still a vision of the future a couple of years ago, today this is the reality in sheet metal working. Currently, not only large companies are gaining ground in this area, SMEs have also recognised their potential here. Their company size usually allows them to react flexibly and quickly to such transitions, therefore they are in a good position to use digitalisation to their advantage,” added Evelyn Warwick, Exhibition Director, EuroBLECH at Mack Brooks Exhibitions.

EuroBLECH offers students the opportunity to visit EuroBLECH free of charge. On Friday 26 October 2018, students will get free entry to the show when presenting a valid student ID at the entrance. During all other show days, students are invited to visit at a reduced student fare of €15 per day ticket. At the show, there will also be a job board, where exhibiting companies are advertising latest job openings. The job board is also available online.

The EuroBLECH show preview and new show planner is now available online and EuroBLECH White Papers on Digitalisation, Lightweight construction and E-mobility can also be downloaded for free from the EuroBLECH website. The new EuroBLECH App for Android and iPhone can now be downloaded via the App Store. It includes an interactive area map and a function to search for exhibitors and plan your visit to the show, as well as further useful features for visitors of EuroBLECH.


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