METAV 2018 to showcase innovations in grinding

The 7th Dortmund Grinding Seminar will offer opportunities for dialogue and networking

Under the aegis of this year’s METAV in Düsseldorf, the 7th Dortmund Grinding Seminar “METAV-Special 2018” will be held on 22 and 23 February 2018. The seminar will be hosted by the Institute of Machining Technology (ISF) at Dortmund University of Applied Science in conjunction with the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association). It will provide illuminating insights into the latest developments, potentials and practical implementations in the fields of grinding technology and ultra-high-precision machining.

Grinding processes are used for high- and ultra-high-precision machining and will in most cases be located at the end of the process chains involved. They guarantee high surface and component qualities. However, the requirements for these processes are becoming progressively more stringent, for example, with regard to the machining of new materials and composites or maximised metal removal rates.

“Increasing the productivity of these processes will necessitate new advances in terms of tools, machinery, and their production environment, plus of course the processes involved,” points out Prof. Dirk Biermann, director of the ISF in Dortmund. These are therefore the three areas that will be addressed in the Grinding Seminar:

Ongoing developments in the field of grinding technologies
There will be presentations, for example, on layer characterisation, as well as on implementing robots in production operations and up-to-the-future dressing machines. The focus this year is on processes featuring capabilities like complete machining by means of laser deposition welding, milling and grinding. Highly qualified experts will also be dealing with layer aftertreatment, reducing wear and tear during grinding, and process design and development.

At METAV 2018, there will once again be numerous answers to topical questions themed around grinding. The traditional Dortmund Grinding Seminar epitomises the dialogue between the industrial sector and the research community, where visitors can augment their specialised knowledge and expand their networks. With its numerous exhibitors and its broadly diversified supporting programme, the fair offers an ideal platform for this purpose, says Dirk Biermann.

To register, visit:

Dortmund University of Applied Science (ISF)
Tel: 0049 231 755 2784

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