Moulding Expo 2019 - Tool, pattern and mould making in all its diversity in Stuttgart

Five events concurrent with MOULDING EXPO 2019 will make attendance at the trade fair even more worthwhile

With MOULDING EXPO 2019 from 21 to 24 May 2019, Messe Stuttgart will not only stage the most important European trade fair for tool, pattern and mould making. In five concurrent events trade visitors will also obtain deep insights into the automotive component supply industry and will be able to become acquainted with trends in plastic production and additive production, forge contacts with purchasers in the industry and experience hybrid lightweight construction live. In order to achieve ideal interaction between the events, every visitor and/or participant in the concurrent events will have free admission to MOULDING EXPO.

High five – 5 first-class parallel events

The Automotive Shows of the British organiser UKi Media & Events in the four halls on the south side of the trade fair grounds will focus on the products and services of the automotive component supply industry from 21 to 23 May 2019. These Automotive Shows will present vehicle components and high-tech production solutions – from plastic products and stamped and formed parts through to metal casting applications.

The GKV/TechPart Association will provide an overview of trends in plastic production during the new "Plastic Products Forum", which will be held in the foyer of the L-Bank Forum (Hall 1) at Messe Stuttgart from 21 to 23 May 2019. This Forum will show how technical components are developed based on the appropriate use of materials and moulds.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) will highlight additive production technologies during its User Forum in the Conference West area on 22 May 2019. Product and process innovations will be presented while visitors will receive practice-oriented information and have the opportunity to exchange experiences. Topics such as automation, quality assurance or the latest material developments for additive production will be discussed in an industrial context.

Anyone wanting to discover the purchasers' view of the tool, pattern and mould making industry will be able to do so during the Forum of the Federal Association for Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME) in the seminar room of the Press Centre. In this event members of the BME will discuss the current challenges in the procurement of tools for stamping, bending and forming parts, as well as for plastic parts or injection moulded plastic parts.

The 6th Hybrid Lightweight Construction Technology Day will be devoted entirely to the topic of digitalisation. The trade fair week will be opened by the Conference sponsored by the Baden-Württemberg State Agency for Lightweight Construction on 20 and 21 May 2019. Visitors can look forward to 22 exhibitors from the lightweight construction industry and 50 speakers.