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VDMA Precision Tools
Precision tools are machine tools that are used in all areas of metalworking, e. g. in the automotive, aerospace and electrical industries. The product range includes cutting tools, fixtures as well as die and mold making. The latter can be found on a separate website (wzb.vdma.org).
With approximately 57,000 employees, the precision tool industry is one of the largest sectors of mechanical engineering. The export ratio is over 45 percent.
The VDMA Precision Tools Association is service provider for around 180 member companies and the voice of the precision tool industry.
From 10 to 13 March, the world of metalworking with its trade fair METAV will be hosted in Düsseldorf. On the four days of the fair, METAV will offer not only the latest tools and machines but also networked manufacturing, cloud applications and data analysis to professional visitors from North-West Europe.
From 17 to 19 September, VDMA member companies and research partners presented innovations from the fields of machining and clamping technology, measuring and testing technology, research and digital services.
The most important networking event of the year for cutting tools and clamping technology attracted 200 entrepreneurs from 18 countries to Tegernsee in June 2019. Outstanding guest speakers, the visit of MTU Aero Engines and a wonderful ambience caused happy faces.
Most important trade fair for the die, model and mould making industry of the year with high visitor quality / strong member participation / INITIATIVE FAIRNESS+ / vast commitment of VDMA Precison Tools Association
With immediate effect members of the VDMA Precisiosn Tools can register for the general meeting 2019 at the Tegernsee. Registration for the World Cutting Tools Conference WCTC 2019 is now also possible. Please note the joint programme of events.
Chairman Lothar Horn reports the industry's positive expectations for 2019 despite growing global political uncertainty and calls on politicians to reduce bureaucratic effort for companies. (PI, Statement, Graphics and Images)
New vocabulary is making its rounds in the world of chippers: tool manufacturers and their users are naturally talking about digital twins, the cloud and the clever evaluation of Big Data. All this will take place under the umbrella of the "Industrial Internet of Things IIoT" - one of the key themes of EMO 2019.
The "VDMA General Terms and Conditions for Business" are an established standard in the German capital goods industry. VDMA Precision Tools provides special supplements and amandments for domestic and contracts in the precision tool industry free of charge.
VDMA Precision Tools Association organizes standardization work for the product areas of its member companies in cooperation with experts from the companies. Responsible for standardization in this area is NA 121: DIN Standards Committee for Tools and Clamping Tools (FWS).
Members of VDMA precision tools can subscribe for exclusive half-yearly reports (in German) on the 10 most important automotive countries. The focus of this service is on the automotive industry and its suppliers.
The Japan Tool Reports of the Precision Tooling Trade Association inform about important industry-specific news from Japan. The newsletter is an exclusive service of the association for its members only available in German.
The Information Leaflet HM-074 published by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) provides guidance on the correct handling of potential hazards caused by the processing of through-hardened carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP).
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Alfred Graf Zedtwitz
Spokesman for the Precision Tools Association, Manager VDMA Die and Mold, Business Management and Economics
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