19th SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN
Shows Trends in Joining, Cutting and Surfacing Technologies
Every four years, the international specialist world of joining, cutting and surfacing demonstrates its innovative force - and the world's premier fair, SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN, is the forum for this. From September 25 to 29, 2017, the experts in one of the key sectors of modern production technology will come together for the 19th time already: Around 1,000 exhibitors from 40 nations will show their products - including numerous world innovations. Messe Essen and its ideal sponsor and longstanding partner, the German Welding Society (DVS), are expecting around 55,000 visitors from more than 130 countries, above all decision takers from the fields of automobile and vehicle construction, shipbuilding, mechanical and installation engineering, pipe fabrication and pipeline construction, mining as well as the building trade, the chemical industry and the manufacture of metal products. Because of the ongoing modernisation of Messe Essen, the event will make a one-off guest appearance in Düsseldorf.
For over 60 years, SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN has offered joining, cutting and surfacing technologies the optimum environment for the introduction of new products, processes and services. At the same time, the world's premier fair is the most important ordering platform in the sector - with a turnover volume of Euro 2 billion most recently. In 2017, all the large industrial nations and renowned manufacturers will therefore be represented in Essen once more.
All the market leaders have already registered, amongst others Air Liquide, ESAB, FANUC, Fronius, KUKA, Lincoln Electric, Messer, MicroStep, Trumpf, voestalpine Böhler Welding and Yaskawa.
The largest group of exhibitors will be provided by Germany with 368 companies, followed by China (215 exhibitors), Italy (89) and the USA (32). The United Arab Emirates will be represented for the second time. Australia will be amongst the exhibitors, too. In total, the foreign participation will be nearly 63 percent - almost one in three of the exhibitors will arrive from Asia or overseas. Thus, SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN will once more represent its internationality in the spectrum of the joining, cutting and surfacing technologies.
New Subject Fields and Clear Structure
For SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN 2017, Messe Essen's team has, together with DVS, reorganised the halls in an intelligible way according to thematically appropriate main focal points. Thus, it will be even easier for the trade visitors to orient themselves. The clear structure will support them in planning their stay at the fair in a targeted manner and in easily finding the exhibitors interesting for them. The exhibitors will profit from an appealing, thematically appropriate environment. They will be able to invite the visitors in a more targeted way and will be found better. The main focal points will be welding, welding - pre- and postweld machining (with occupational safety, workshop, gases, accessories and filler materials), cutting, robotic, automation and production plants (with gases and auxiliary materials), information technology (with gas, auxiliary materials, adhesive bonding, sealing, applying, quality and testing) and services (with organisation, education, promotion of young welders and thermal spraying).
Focus is on Intelligent Production
The innovative exhibits at SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN will include the newest devices, installations and materials - not only for welding and cutting but also for allied processes such as brazing/soldering, heat treatment or thermal spraying. In this respect, attention will centre on efficient, cost-saving and sustainable processes for manual welding, mechanised welding as well as automated welding. The range on offer will include, amongst other items, productivity-raising special welding processes for the manufacture of automobiles, new types of remote laser cutting technologies for integration into fabrication as well as lining systems for the economically viable manufacture of engine parts.
Furthermore, SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN 2017 will present ultramodern high-tech solutions for the globalised economy. The world's premier fair will meet the rising demand for flexible and location-independent production processes with the newest trends in matters relating to automation and intelligent production. The range on offer will extend from interlinked robot welding installations and CNC flame cutting machines via laser robots for 3D metal cutting right up to externally controllable automated welding cells. In part, they will be shown at the fair as world premieres.
Unique Chance for
International Know-How Transfer
However, SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN is not only the sector's global innovation showcase which generates a value added of Euro 61 billion in Europe and safeguards 1.1 million jobs (source: Value added study of DVS*). Moreover, the world's premier fair is always the most significant platform for the exchange of ideas within the specialist world of joining, cutting and surfacing technologies. Parallel to the fair, renowned experts will thus introduce research results, market developments and solutions for manufacturers and users of joining, cutting and surfacing technologies at the DVS CONGRESS 2017. From September 26 to 29, it will take place in the Congress Center Düsseldorf (abbreviated as CCD) East at Messe Düsseldorf with the Annual Welding Conference (GST) and the DVS Student Congress. DVS's joint booth in Hall 15 will offer a stage programme with talk circles, lectures and more.
Events, Live Demonstrations
and Tomorrow's Market Leaders
Newcomers will present pioneering solutions on the joint booth for "Young Innovative Companies" in Hall 15. The joint booth for "Thermal Spraying" will provide information about new surfacing processes in Hall 15.
Competitions and Young Welders Forum
After the successful premiere two years ago, the DVS robot welding competition called the ROBOT WELDING CONTEST will take place at SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN (Hall 13) this year. In front of an international expert public, the participants will aim to gauge themselves against each other in programming, teaching and, of course, welding on robots and welding power sources.
It will become just as exciting when the most talented young welders from all over Germany as well as from abroad compete against each other before the eyes of the knowledgeable public. The DVS "Young Welders" Competition in Hall 14 will search for Germany's most promising welding talents. The winners will gauge themselves against European participants in the WELDCUP and against participants from all nations in the subsequent International Competition.
In the sense of promoting young welders, the DVS Student Congress on September 26, 2017 will again offer students and young engineers dealing with joining technology a platform in order to introduce their scientific papers and to recommend themselves to an international expert public. The two best presentations will be distinguished with the DVS Young Welders Award. This event will take place in Hall R in CCD East. The offers made to young professionals on the DVS joint booth in Hall 15, "Network and Career" area, will include insider tips for successful job applications. The coaching will be free of charge to them.
One-Off Guest Appearance in Düsseldorf
This year, SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN will take place in Düsseldorf as a guest event for once. The reason for this is the modernisation work on the fair site in Essen. Upon the conclusion of this, exhibitors and visitors will find optimum conditions at Messe Essen. The New Messe Essen will be characterised by open, functional architecture, simple orientation, flexible logistics and modern technology In 2021, SCHWEISSEN & SCHNEIDEN will, as accustomed, take place in Essen - then on one of the technically most modern fair sites in Germany.
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.com, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh
Source: Messe Essen