EuroBLECH 2022: Show Preview

Following a four-year hiatus, the 26th edition of the international sheet metal processing technology exhibition, EuroBLECH, returns to its live format and biennial cycle on 25 - 28 October in Hanover, Germany.

The current exhibitor list –  ranging from innovative start-ups and SMEs to big internationals – stands at around 1,300 companies from 39 nations, covering a total net exhibition space of over 88,000 square metres across nine halls.

The ninth hall has been added this year to focus on joining technology, one of the significant growth markets in the e-mobility and general industrial sectors. 

This year’s top exhibiting countries are Germany, Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, China, the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, Poland and France.

The last iteration of the show attracted 56,300 international trade visitors, including buyers, design engineers, production and quality managers, researchers and other technical experts

As a vertical trade show, EuroBLECH covers the entire sheet metal working technology chain in the manufacturing of metal prototypes, industrial components and consumer parts. This includes machines, tools and IT solutions for cutting, punching and forming, joining, welding and fastening, surface treatment and finishing, process control and quality assurance, machine elements and components, CAD/CAM/CIM systems, warehouse and factory equipment, material recycling, and other solutions to process metal sheet, tubes, profiles, plastic hybrids and other structures. 

EuroBLECH 2018 – the last iteration of the show – attracted 56,300 international trade visitors, including buyers, design engineers, production and quality managers, researchers and other technical experts from all management levels and business types.

Five key laser themes expected at EuroBLECH 2022

Visitors come from all key industry sectors, including manufacturers of sheet metal parts, components and assemblies; ferrous and non-ferrous metal production and construction; automotive, aerospace and shipbuilding; mechanical engineering; building and construction; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; renewable energy construction; consumer electronics; telecommunication; precision, optics and medical equipment; food and packaging; and many more.

Visitors can expect an impressive amount of live machine demonstrations and technological world premieres. There will be plenty of opportunities to watch innovative machinery in action, allowing attendees to assess and discuss potential benefits for their own production process. 

Attendees can also look forward to the launch of the EuroBLECH 2022 Presentation Area, located at booth 26-L60. This new show feature delivers around 20 sessions throughout the four exhibition days, offering exciting insight into innovative companies and projects. Attendance is free of charge to all registered exhibitors and visitors.

Focus on digitalisation

According to show organiser Mack-Brooks Exhibitions, for 2022, tech budgets are expected to rise as companies begin to revive their plans to invest in emerging technology for a future-proof business. 

“There is a substantial need for manufacturers to align themselves to the complex and fluctuating demands of modern markets” explains Evelyn Warwick, Event Director of EuroBLECH. “Many of our visitors will therefore be looking for automated, digital and scalable solutions to facilitate the cost-efficient and sustainable production of industrial components and consumer parts.”

This expected demand for digital technologies is thus reflected in EuroBLECH 2022’s motto, “Your gateway to a smarter future” – with the show focusing particularly on intelligent solutions and the ongoing automation and digitalisation of the manufacturing chain to enable an increase in output and efficiency.

Exhibitor preview

While a summary list of exhibitors and technologies expected at the show can be found here, below we delve further into some of the key technologies to be exhibited by exhibitors from the field of industrial laser materials processing. 

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