7 - 10 March 2023 Z

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14/12/2022 Z

Focus on Future-Oriented Technology Topics

The practice-oriented conference programme at Intec, Z and GrindTec 2023 will examine in detail, among other things, the important, forward-looking technology topics of additive manufacturing, sensor technology and Fuel Cell Hub.

The dynamic process of integrating additive manufacturing into industrial production is a major topic at both the special exhibition and the trade forum "Additive Manufacturing – Evolution of a modern technology". Exhibits on display in a dedicated area will attract visitors to this section of the trade fair hall. Companies taking part will include 3D-Metall Theobald, METROM Mechatronische Maschinen and TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik. At the trade forum, Dr Blanka Szost-Ouk, Head of Additive Manufacturing, Predevelopment & Planning for BMW Group will give a keynote lecture entitled "Successful Industrialisation and Digitalisation of Additive Manufacturing". Industry experts will also provide information on important topics in a variety of sessions, such as "Digitalisation and Automatisation in Additive Manufacturing" or "Sustainability and Profitability of Additive Manufacturing".

The transformation of industrial production by means of digitalisation and automation requires the targeted and innovative use of sensor technology. At the special exhibition and trade forum "Sensor technology - use and perspectives in manufacturing", experts will present on topics such as sensor requirements and new concepts for this key technology with reference to tried and tested, cutting-edge manufacturing methods. Subjects such as intelligent manufacturing via the use of sensors, trends in the use of sensor technology, and collaboration between humans and robots will be discussed. Visitors can also look forward to selected lectures by exhibitors as well as presentations by start-ups.

A new item on the conference programme is the forward-looking technology topic of "Fuel Cell Hub". Science and industry are called upon to combine their talents to overcome the challenges of efficient large-scale industrial production of hydrogen systems. For example, the suitability of technologies for high-quality mass production must be analysed and evaluated if this is to succeed. A collective stand and four-day colloquium, hosted in cooperation with the innovation cluster HZwo and the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, will demonstrate the potential for the supply industry and provide inspiration on how to align manufacturing to this new field of application.

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