School students will be able to see for themselves how a Formula 1 racing car is created in the Special Youth Show at this year’s METAV in Düsseldorf from 10 to 13 March 2020. Together with various partners, the Youth Education and Development Foundation for Mechanical Engineering (NWS) will be presenting the full production chain of these model cars. The latest technologies, such as computer-controlled lathes and milling machines or automated measuring instruments, will be used. Trainees from the partner companies will be machining the individual parts of the racing car live at the event and be on hand to answer students’ questions about their vocational training. “We think it’s important for the young people to get involved and try things out, as this is the only way for them to gain a genuine insight into Industry 4.0,” explains Andre Wilms, NWS North Manager and responsible for the Special Show.
In the fourth quarter of 2019, the German machine tool industry’s order bookings fell by 20 per cent in comparison to the preceding year’s equivalent period. Domestic orders were down by 18 per cent, export orders by 20 per cent. In 2019, order bookings decreased by a total of 22 per cent. Domestic bookings fell by 21 per cent, export orders by 22 per cent.
The VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) is expecting production output to fall by 18 per cent in 2020. “This is something the sector hasn’t seen in a long time, following the boom of recent years,” to quote Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Prokop, Chairman of the VDW speaking at the annual press conference in Frankfurt am Main on 13 February 2020. The decline in demand, already perceptible in the second half of 2018, really picked up speed in 2019, he went on to explain. The doublefigure fall of more than one-fifth, he continued, had melted away the order backlog, and was now the determinant factor for developments in 2020.
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