“Launching in April 2021, EuroBLECH Digital Innovation Series 2021 will provide an essential marketplace and business platform for the international sheet metal working industry. It will deliver a set of targeted curated digital events and offer exhibitors the opportunity to introduce new products and machines as well as feature their latest developments and innovations,” EuroBLECH organiser, Mack Brooks Exhibitions, told ISMR.
According to updated research (from ResearchAndMarkets.com), amidst the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for sheet metal estimated at US$ 71.9 billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$ 86 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 2.6% over the analysis period 2020-2027.
Image caption: Hartmut Rauen, Deputy Executive Director, VDMA.
The publication of a new ‘OPC UA for Machinery’ specification moves the manufacturing industry closer to the goal of a global ‘production language’ for machine tools.