Schweissen & Schneiden 2017

25 to 29 September 2017 – Dusseldorf, Germany

Together with Messe Essen GmbH, the organiser of Schweissen & Schneiden and a longstanding partner of the society, DVS is looking forward to the forthcoming premier global fair. This will take place in Düsseldorf from September 25 to 29, 2017 since the fair site in Essen is being modernised for the next Schweissen & Schneiden.

More than 55 000 attendees from more than 130 countries are expected to converge on Düsseldorf, Germany, for Schweissen & Schneiden, the international trade fair for joining, cutting, and surfacing. Held every four years, the show is one of Europe’s largest gatherings of welding, cutting, and finishing industry professionals from around the world. Since its inception in 1952, the exhibition has established itself to be one of the most significant platforms for the exchange of ideas. Representing 40 nations, 1 000 exhibitors will present the latest developments and innovations at Schweissen & Schneiden 2017 from all sectors. Visitors will be able to view the latest advances in welding and cutting technology, hand tools, safety gear, consumables, and other equipment.

On display will be plant and equipment for the joining, cutting and surfacing of metallic and non-metallic materials and material composites, plant and equipment for heat treatment and other production processes, fully mechanised and automated plants, industrial robots, data processing, control and instrumentation technology, production plants for fillers and consumables, workshop and workplace equipment, safety devices, occupational safety and health, accessories, fillers, consumables and auxiliary materials, measuring and testing technology, quality assurance, industry services, organisations, research, information, literature and bonding.

As a result of the great interest in the first DVS robot welding competition, the German Welding Society (DVS) will continue its contest for the best weld with the aid of a robot under the title of the Robot Welding Contest.

“We know that the field of ‘automation’ will be a top subject at Schweissen & Schneiden. Therefore, it was only consistent to place our successful competition there,” explains Dipl.-Ing. Rockhard Zsehra, the Technical Officer in DVS who is responsible for the robot welding contest.

He is expecting a lot of competition-hungry robot operators who may represent Germany or countries in Europe or beyond.

“The most important prerequisite is proficiency in the English or German language, because that simply serves safety. And of course, the participant should provide proof that he/she can operate a robot. That should not be difficult for the experienced robot operators because they will be able to select their personal favourites from seven possible robot / welding power source combinations. Thus, they will already be familiar with the equipment from their workplaces.”

So that every programmer beyond Germany’s borders can learn about the Robot Welding Contest, information is available on the internet in German and English with all the details and the application form at and respectively.

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