Intelligent light-weight construction and additive manufacturing to be central at Z & Intec 2017

MachinesEventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2016

The next edition of the successful international trade fair duo for machine tools, manufacturing and automation Z & Intec will be held on March 7 to 10 2017. The organizers from Leipziger Messe have already begun the preparations for this iteration and exhibitor registration is officially open; currently, there are more confirmed exhibitor registrations for the next iteration of Intec than there were in the same reference point for the prior event, said Leipziger Messe officials.

In 2015, Intec and Z introduced the optimized hall concept which featured an improved layout, allowing visitors to easily move through and around the exhibition halls. This feature was received positively and will be utilized again for both trade fairs in 2017, and two thirds of the entire ultra-modern Leipzig exhibition center will be made available the events.

Intec and Z 2017 will place a great amount of attention on modern technological trends and will focus more on subject areas such as light-weight construction, Industry 4.0, resource-efficient production, automation and additive manufacturing, shared Leipziger Messe representatives. These topics will be further explored within specialized programs such as conferences, special exhibits and international workshops. Many innovative trends for machine tool construction, automation and manufacturing technology will be the focal point of the wide-ranging specialized program and will be highlighted during the special exhibits.

"We attach great importance to offering a user-oriented specialized program for topics that drive the industry. For instance, we examine the latest developments which are predominant features both of the exhibition and specialized program, for instance the topic Industry 4.0," shared the Leipziger Messe Project Director Kersten Bunke.

The proven concept of the trade fair duo will be kept unchanged as Z & Intec will cover the entire process and customer chain in production in 2017; guests and exhibitors alike will be able to leverage the resulting synergy effects. The organizers from Leipziger Messe expect many internationally active companies, qualified specialists for complete production solutions, as well as innovative suppliers to present their product innovations when the Intec and Z fairs open the exhibition center’s doors to the public.

"Intec and Z both have clear and independent profiles. Together they cover the entire process and customer chain in production, which benefits exhibitors and visitors. This explains the popularity and attractiveness of the trade fair duo. The good registration figures have already allowed us to begin in May with the placement of stands for the Intec," commented Dr. Deliane Traber, Executive Director of Leipziger Messe.

One of the already announced specialized program events are the integrated symposium on "Intelligent light-weight construction: technologies - applications - potential", which concentrates on the current state of development for industrial applications, as well as the "Additive manufacturing" technology forum, combining a high-caliber, user-oriented symposium with an exhibit outlining the wide-ranging potential of the new production options.