Along with the 8th Schweisstec international trade fair for joining technology, the 15th Blechexpo international trade fair for sheet metal working took place from 26-29 October 2021. As a key meeting point for the industry during a difficult year of COVID-19 disruption and lockdowns, the mood was upbeat as exhibitors and visitors were able to network face to face.
New digital technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoTs), robots and cobots, augmented and virtual reality, are transforming the world of production. They are enabling more efficient processes and generating added value, not just for industry but for local communities and the environment.
In the November 2021 issue of International Sheet Metal Review magazine , we ask various international sheet metal machine tool manufacturers for their views on markets, industry trends, current challenges and new product/R&D developments. You can read these interviews throughout the issue.