Reunion in Leipzig
From 7 to 10 March 2023, the industrial trade fairs Intec, Z and GrindTec will be the first major get-together of the year for production technology in the metal processing, subcontracting and machine tool industries in Europe.
"Intec and Z are finally returning to the exhibition halls. We're so pleased we can resume our industrial trade fairs after the pandemic break. Visitors can look forward to an attractive and comprehensive event. Furthermore, this is the first time that GrindTec will be joining the other two trade fairs. With its focus on tool grinding and tool machining, it complements Intec and Z perfectly. In March 2023, our international trade fair trio will become the centre of attraction for the metalworking, subcontracting and machine tool industries", says Markus Geisenberger, Chief Executive Officer of Leipziger Messe.
Right now, it is vital for exhibitors and visitors that industrial trade fairs like Intec, Z and GrindTec can take place again, Markus Geisenberger emphasises. "Exhibitors and visitors have made it very clear that they desperately need the exchange that our international trade fairs offer. Exhibitors will finally have a chance to present their recently developed innovations and solutions in person. It is also about the industry maintaining and readjusting supply chains, addressing cost increases and becoming more resilient. Our trade fair trio is the perfect platform for engaging in intense dialogue on these issues and for moving ahead with projects".
Intec: Diverse Range Includes All Production Stages of Metalworking
Intec 2023 will host key market leaders in the machine tool industry and respected manufacturers of precision tools such as BIMATEC SORALUCE, CERATIZIT, EMUGE, FANUC, GROB-WERKE, Gühring, HEDELIUS, Hermle, Igus, MAPAL, NILES-SIMMONS, OKUMA, Paul Horn, Profiroll Technologies, SEW, SCHUNK, TRUMPF and ZOLLER. Exhibits at this attractive trade fair will be dominated by machine tools, machine components, tools and clamping devices, along with manufacturing automation and robotics. Once again, a large number of companies from Germany's major machine-building regions in Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Saxony will be represented. As things stand today, roughly ten per cent of all exhibitors will be coming from abroad. The majority of international exhibitors are from Switzerland, Italy and Austria.
Z: Perfectly Tailored Platform for Subcontractors and Industrial Service Providers
Z will once again be offering an ideal platform for subcontractors of small and medium-sized production operations as well as industrial service companies to position themselves on the market. The focus at Z here is on subcontractors for mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive and vehicle industries, toolmaking and other industrial sectors. Trade visitors attending this wide-ranging exhibition can find the information they are looking for on new products, materials and processing systems, universally usable as well as highly specialised parts and components, contract manufacturing and services for various stages of industrial production. Just as it has in the past, Z will again host a large number of international companies. Approximately 25 per cent of all exhibitors will be from abroad, especially from Poland, Italy and the Czech Republic.
GrindTec: A Get-Together for Tool Grinders and Tool Machiners
"Exhibitors will be coming to GrindTec 2023 in Leipzig to present new tool grinding and tool machining solutions that reflect the needs of those working as precision tool mechanics. The focus this year is on grinding machines, tool machining systems, their automation and on abrasives", says Prof Dr Wilfried Saxler, Managing Director of Fachverband der Präzisionswerkzeugmechaniker e.V. (Association of German Precision Tool Grinders, FDPW). He also describes a trend that will have a profound impact on industrial and skilled trade processes in the sector in the future. "We need to have serious conversations about adaptive structures that focus on the interaction of people and machines with artificial intelligence. GrindTec will showcase examples of how innovative control and software concepts can be used to seamlessly organise complex systems involving specifications, measurement data, machines and machine workpieces. Visitors will be thrilled to find out about new technologies that will make workflows more efficient, faster and less susceptible to error". Saxler sees laser technology as another area that is highly relevant to the industry. "We're going to see it used more and more for processing hard and exceptionally hard cutting materials and it will keep getting better and more precise". Visitors can also look forward to innovations in measuring and clamping technology as well as in peripheral systems.