Messe Stuttgart

AMB International Exhibition for Metal Working 2018


AMB, the international exhibition for metal working, is the leading industry trade fair in the even years and is one of the top 5 trade fairs worldwide for metal-cutting technology. Every two years more than 1,450 exhibitors from 33 countries showcase the latest developments in machine tools, precision tools and relevant periphery for metal machining. Nearly 90,000 visitors were interested in 2016 in this offering in the centre of Europe`s leading high-tech region Stuttgart. From 2018 with the new Paul Horn Hall (Hall 10) in new dimensions.

Event Type:
Sep. 18-22, 2018
International Congress Center Stuttgart
Messe Stuttgart , Germany

AMB, International Exhibition for Metal Working, has become established as a top event in even years. It occupies a leading position among the exhibitions in the industry and ranks among the world’s top five events. All the world market and technology leaders come together on a total exhibition area of more than 120,000 brutto square metres to present technologies for future production. Visitors also profit, in particular, from the clear thematic hall assignment. AMB is supported by an attractive accompanying programme featuring interesting special shows. Whether you travel by air, car, rapid-transit railway or train, it is easy to reach the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre.

Key exhibition areas

  • Metal-cutting machine tools: Robots, workpiece and tool handling
  • Metal-removal machine tools: Industrial software & engineering
  • Precision tools: Parts, components and accessories
  • Measuring systems and quality assurance: Services, organisations, publishing houses

Focus on machining of metal
AMB is the international exhibition for metal-working. The exhibitors present their innovations and further developments all around maching of metal in Stuttgart. The focus is on machining and metal-removing machine tools and precision tools. Products and machines from the areas measuring systems and quality assurance, robots, workpiece and tool handling, software, computer systems and peripherals, components, subassemblies and accessories, as well as completely specific applications for diverse industries, are also on show at AMB.

Trends and themes
Associations, institutes, universities, companies and publishing companies organise special shows and presentation events. Methods for even more efficient production are demonstrated here and the search for production or sales partners made easier. The topics of the framework programme are such as 'AMB DIGITAL WAY - ways in digital production', 'AMB Experts' Lounge', VDMA Forum 'Innovative solutions for Industry 4.0', professional competition 'Lathe Operator of the Year', 'Arts Meets Technology', special show 'PTW Innovation tour of metal-working - trends of tomorrow', professional competition 'WorldSkills Germany', Special show for Young People,  Guided visitor tours on sustainable topics, BlueCompetence initiative of VDMA, 'MM Award', BME Buyers' Day, LMT Gearing Symposium, Jobboarding.

The world of mechanical engineering in one day
The machine of the future - all innovations and further developments on machine tools, precision tools and peripherie, in combination with digitization and automation - was the leading trend at AMB 2016. Other important topics have been such as enhanced service life for precision tools, gentle utilization of recources, Energy efficiency and recruiting of new blood and specialized personnel. Numerous exhibitors showed their solutions at the booth and in special shows. Visitors could gain a good overview in just one day because of an efiicient thematic hall planning and the excellent transport connection

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