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EPP Europe P2.2017

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  • Automated
  • Components
  • Productronica
  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • November
  • Assembly
  • Solder
  • Inspection
  • Soldering


TRADE SHOWS + EVENTS What the future holds at productronica 2017 Value chain for the electronics manufacturing together in one place As one of the most impressive trade fairs for the electronics industry is approaching, productronica 2017 is getting ready to welcome global market leaders, industry start-ups, and experts from all over the world. This year, the show will take place from November 14th to the 17th at Messe München in Munich, Germany. Occurring every two years, the electronics development and production show is always memorable, as it brings the entire value chain for the electronics manufacturing together in one place. This year, productronica 2017 will take place on November 14–17 in Munich, Germany. Source: Messe München In 2015, visitors came to productronica to see new products and services, as well as, the latest developments and innovations. Source: Messe München At its 40th anniversary in November 2015, the show was a success, as it brought over 37,000 visitors and 1,000 exhibitors from 80 countries. 91 % of those visitors were decision makers and 28 % came from a background of manufacturing in the industrial electronics. This year, even bigger success can be expected, with over 1,200 companies presenting a wide range of products and services, as well as, their latest developments and innovations. From technology to applications, software to process control, and product to system solution, visitors will get an insight into what the future will look like for this industry. Throughout the 4 days, professional insights about important topics, such as zero defect production, miniaturization, IoT, Smart Factory, and automation will be addressed. Visitors will also have a chance to take part in special shows, forums, discussions, and roundtables, as well as, great networking opportunities. Highlight Days: Path towards the factory of the future This year’s Highlight Days event will focus on the following various topics; Robots in the electronic production, Industry 4.0-Smart Factory, Future-oriented EMS, and Miniaturization. During “Industry 4.0– Smart Factory”, EPP magazine’s roundtable discussion, in Hall A1, will focus on the path towards a highly productive, valueoriented, and transparent factory of the future. Taking place at 12 pm on Thursday November 16th, Dipl.-Ing. Petra Foith-Förster from Fraunhofer Institute IPA, Stephan Baur from BMK Group, Dr. –Ing. Friedrich W. Nolting from Aegis Software, and Florian Ritter from Asys Group will discuss processes towards Industry 4.0. Visitors will get insights from industry experts on questions, such as: how to manage the increasing variation diversity, and how to involve employees in the process? Cluster structures: For easier navigation Since the show includes 7 different halls with a total of 7,000 square meters of space, it is separated into cluster structures. The PCB & EMS cluster, in Hall B3, includes manufacturing and services within printed circuit boards and EMS service providers. The SMT cluster, in Halls A1-A4, includes measurement and test technology, as well as, quality assurance, for soldering and joining of printed circuit boards. The Cables, Coils, & Hybrids cluster is located in Hall 5. This features innovative production solutions for cables, connectors, wrapped goods, and hybrid components. In Hall B2 will be the Semiconductors cluster, which will cover the manufacturing of semiconductors, production of displays, LEDs, micro and nano pro- 12 EPP EUROPE November 2017

Source: Messe München Source: Messe München Not only do visitors have the chance to network, they are also able to see first-hand how products function. This year, over 1,200 companies are expected to be participating at the show. Source: Doris Jetter EPP‘s roundtable discussion, in Hall A1 on Nov. 16th at 12 pm, will focus on Industry 4.0– Smart Factory. MEM/Sensors markets. It also includes applications, such as; hybrid electronics, smart manufacturing, automotive, Internet of Things, and more. Having this show alongside will expand the range of visitors from the electronics supply chain, creating an even better opportunity for further networking, exchanging of ideas and solutions. The exhibition for Industrial Print Technology, InPrint, will also take place alongside the show, in Hall A6. Along with exhibitions of the latest printing machinery and systems, drying and curing equipment will also be present, as well as printing inks, primers, and liquid coatings. Also on display will be equipment that prints on metal, plastics, textile, glass, ceramics, and wood. Visitors will receive best practice printing solutions for their manufacturing processes. duction, and more. Also included in this hall is the Future Markets cluster. This covers 3D printing, Smart Factory, Industry 4.0, etc. The last sector that will take place at this year’s show is the Overall Production Support, which includes a wide range of products and services for the entire value-added chain and day-to-day work. Bringing even more knowledge: Parallel fairs Embedded in productronica for the second time, IT2Industry@productronica is following the trending topic of Industry 4.0 by focusing on ways towards the Smart Factory. Located in Hall B2, this platform is a “fair within the fair” that gives a chance for ICT systems and software suppliers access to users in the production of manufacturing sectors. Exhibitors will be showing their solutions covering the entire production process, such as embedded systems, M2M communication, digital networks, cloud computing, IT security, etc. The Open Conference is also available, which includes 30 lectures, panel discussions, and keynotes speakers regarding the latest developments. Visitors will get further knowledge about ICT solutions and services. Semicon Europa will also be taking place at the same time as productronica. This show focuses on the microelectronics industries, bringing visitors together from the semiconductors, LEDs, and Special shows and rewards: See it live Interactive live sessions help visitors and users see how everything works first-hand. Visitors can attend these special shows that will present and explain hot topics to the electronic industry. These important topics include, data collection and processing, cleaning agents and supplies for cleanrooms, as well as, filtration and metrology. Also as part of the special shows, the recurring hand soldering competition will take place, as well as, the HSC World Championship, where industry experts will compete to complete a functional assembly within a 60 minute time period. Another recurring event is the innovation award for 2017. This award will show developments and techniques that are the most innovative in the electronics production. Participants will be separated by clusters, giving a total of 5 winners. A productronica app is available to download that can help visitors to plan the trip accordingly. There is also the ShowGuide productronica, that can be found online: LljCdOUdwsI4I/epaper-EPP_EPP_Europe_ShowGuide_productronica_2017. Through this guide, a list of exhibitors, schedules, as well as, map plans of each hall is shown. EPP EUROPE November 2017 13