27. September 2023

Blechexpo/Schweisstec invites you to the “best Award 2023

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The combined 16th Blechexpo – international trade fair for sheet metal working – and the 9th Schweisstec – international trade fair for joining technology – promises a multitude of attractions. There will be nine fully booked halls at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre, a packed programme of events and stunning submissions for the best-Award 2023. Applications for this award are still being accepted until the end of July 2023. The eagerly awaited industry extravaganza will be held from 7th to 10th November 2023.

The Blechexpo/Schweisstec dual exhibition covers the entire process sequence of modern and future-oriented sheet metal working, making it a highly respected event among experts. “Nine fully booked halls, huge interest in the trade fair, incredible momentum”, is how Georg Knauer, project manager for Blechexpo/Schweisstec at trade fair promoter Schall, sums up the current situation. “It’s going to be really exciting, not least thanks to the wide-ranging, top-class programme of events, which is currently being prepared”, explains Knauer.

Only a few days left until the submission deadline

This includes, for example, the best Award 2023, which is now being organised for the sixth time in collaborations with the trade magazines Blechnet and MM Maschinenmarkt. The organisers have defined five application categories that match the hall themes: Halls 1, 3, 5 and 9 will house sheet metal, pipe and profile processing. Halls 4 and 6 have stamping technologies as their theme. Hall 7 is home to cutting, joining and fastening technologies. Hall 8 focuses on pressing and forming technologies. And finally, Hall 10 deals with steel, metal service and surface finishing technology. “This way, every applicant can find the right category for their masterpiece”, explains Knauer. “Above all, we want to invite everyone to participate in the best Award 2023. We would particularly like to invite small companies to take part, as this is a unique opportunity for everyone to showcase their innovations.”

The best-Award showcases innovations

A panel of experts consisting of well-known representatives from the industry will choose the winners. The victors will receive their best-Award at a ceremony on the afternoon of the first day of the fair. “I am looking forward to the prestigious task of sitting on the panel and am very excited to see all the submissions. Digitalisation, sustainability and process efficiency will all play crucial roles in these technological wonders. The award is an outstanding opportunity to present new innovations and subsequently benefit from wide media coverage and the increased business it generates”, says panel member Philipp Leinhäupl, design engineer in the field of stamping and forming technology at Siemens. Robin Kurth, Group Leader for Forming Machines at Fraunhofer IWU, is also looking forward to the submissions: “Innovations in production technology often lie in technical details that remain hidden from outsiders. The award not only reveals innovations of this kind, but also encourages the exchange of ideas and inspiration – important building blocks for maintaining and expanding a high-tech hub. Presenting the award at the celebrated Blechexpo/Schweisstec is a great way to encourage even more innovation in the industry.” Exhibitors can submit their applications by 31 July 2023 via www.blechnet.com or www.maschinenmarkt-awards.de/blechexpo.

Engaging programme of events

The industry is eagerly awaiting the first-place winners of the “best Award 2023”. The rest of the supporting program is also impressive and will attract many trade visitors to Stuttgart: At noon on the first day of the trade show, the “Blechexpo Stahl Convent 2023” will take place in the forum area in Hall 10. His topic focuses on the “Challenges on the steel markets in 2023”. The convention is organized by the Stahl-Kommunikation agency. A “futureSteel” congress is being prepared for the second day of the fair in cooperation with Marketsteel Media from Düsseldorf.

The daily “Exhibitor Forum” has enjoyed great popularity for years. The trade fair organizer has therefore further expanded the forum structure for trade visitors. For the first time at Blechexpo/Schweisstec 2023, top-class speakers from the exhibiting companies will give presentations on all days of the trade fair in various forums tailored to the theme structure of the halls: the Stamping Forum in Hall 4 (1FO-01), the Schweisstec Forum in Hall 7 (7515), the BEST Forum in Hall 9 (9315) and the Steel Forum in Congress West. In addition, on the third day of the trade fair, 09 November 2023, further special forums will be held with the ZVEI, IBU and EFB associations. The trade forums are a valuable addition to the trade show visit; trade visitors benefit from up-to-date expertise, inspiration and networking. The visit is free of charge. More info: https://rb.gy/luzxv

Clear topics, specialist visitor experiences, discussions with peers

The Blechexpo/Schweisstec portfolio of topics includes efficient process technologies, modern laser technology, fully automated robot-based sheet metal working machines, high-precision tools and equipment for punching, bending, folding and forming, and innovative micro waterjet cutting technologies. The shortage of skilled workers in production continues to drive automation in all areas, such as material handling and machine operation. Thanks to progressive integration of production data, planning, execution and analysis of manufacturing processes are gaining in efficiency.

Trade visitors to Blechexpo/Schweisstec experience the entire sheet metal processing process chain with a high level of practical relevance and in a pleasant working atmosphere. “We are pleased when suppliers and investment decision-makers meet at eye level within the framework of Blechexpo/Schweisstec, and we cordially invite the international trade public to Stuttgart from 07 to 10 November 2023,” affirms Bettina Schall, Managing Director of trade fair organizer P. E. Schall.

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Schall has developed successful business platforms with the internationally renowned trade fairs for quality assurance (Control), optical technologies, components and systems (Optatec), stamping technology (Stanztec), production and assembly automation (Motek), bonding technology (Bondexpo), plastics processing (Fakuma) as well as sheet metal working (Blechexpo) and joining technology (Schweisstec). They have given rise to entirely new markets in various industries whose leading figures are characterised by high levels of innovation, comprehensive systems expertise and practical application solutions.