Previewing Schweissen & Schneiden 2013

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Practical Welding Today July/August 2013
August 2, 2013
By: Amanda Carlson

Previewing Schweissen & Schneiden 2013 -

More than 55,000 attendees from more than 100 countries are expected to converge on Essen, 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 2013 from all sectors, including:

  • Plants and equipment for joining, surfacing, and cutting processes
  • Plants and equipment for heat treating and other production processes
  • General production plants, systems for computer-aided production, data processing, instrumentation and control technology, and automation
  • Production plants for filler metals, consumables, and auxiliary metals
  • Thermal spraying
  • Workshop and workplace equipment, safety devices, and occupational safety and health equipment
  • Accessories
  • Filler metals
  • Bonding, sealing, and application products
  • Consumables and auxiliary materials
  • Quality assurance, measuring, and testing technology
  • Order execution services
  • Organizations that promote vocational training, research, information, and specialized literature and regulations

Special Events

Competition Welding. A variety of special events highlight this year’s show. The 10th DVS-sponsored National Young Welders Competition, Sept. 16-18, pits welders under 23 years of age against one another in one of the four welding disciplines. Following the national competition is WeldCup 2013, a competition featuring young welders representing European countries. On Sept. 20, an international competition including Chinese participants will take place.

Young Innovative Companies. New German companies will have the opportunity to showcase their new products and technology in their own section in Hall 9. Exhibits include welding gap clips for root welding, special nozzles, and mobile lasers for ships and drilling rigs. It is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology.

Automation in Welding Conference. The International Institute of Welding (IIW) will hold its 66th Annual Assembly and its international conference in Essen Sept. 11-17. At the Annual Assembly, industry experts from roughly 60 member countries will discuss current technical topics, as well as the outlook for the world market. The IIW’s international conference, Automation in Welding Conference, Sept. 16-17, combines the scientific work of the IIW with the global offerings of joining technology provided at the trade fair. For more information, visit Approximately 1,000 industry experts will gather for the two-day conference.

At a Glance

What: Schweissen & Schneiden Essen Welding Show 2013

Organizer: Messe Essen

Partner: German Welding Society (DVS)

When: Monday, Sept. 16 - Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Website: Visit to register to attend the show.

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Amanda Carlson

FMA Communications Inc.
2135 Point Blvd
Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: 815-227-8260

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