The two-day Annual Cold Formers’ Meeting in Düsseldorf (February 7–8th) attracted around 300 industry representatives, who enjoyed not only interesting lectures, but also exciting discussions with customers, suppliers and fellow competitors. The key topics were Industry 4.0 and the influence that electromobility is having on cold massive forming.
On the second day, the Altweiberfastnacht, or Women’s Carnival celebrations, added a little variety to proceedings, with a group of female dancers visiting and cutting the men’s ties off – a tradition that dates back centuries and was taken in good spirit (and enacted with consent!).
Hatebur closed the event with a presentation about the servo-electric gripper on the CM725.