Preview: Productronica

The world’s leading trade fair for electronics production, which takes place at the Messe München trade-fair center from November 14 – 18, 2017, will show what the future of electronics development and production will look like. Besides robotics and miniaturization, the fair’s focal points include semiconductor solutions and digitalization. In that regard, two other events – Semicon Europa and IT2Industry – are being held at the same time as Productronica.

According to the latest business climate survey conducted by the VDMA’s productronic department, the industry in Germany is having a year with the strongest sales since 2014. German manufacturers of systems, components and machines for electronics manufacturing are expecting growth to reach 10.5 percent. The reason for the strong increase in sales is greater demand for semiconductors in the automotive industry and the need for digitalization solutions in manufacturing.

Given these forecasts, Falk Senger, Managing Director at Messe München, is very optimistic: “Trade fairs reflect the current situation in their respective industries. For this reason, the VDMA’s numbers are indicative of a successful Productronica for exhibitors and visitors alike. Furthermore, together with our parallel events, we offer a comprehensive overview of electronics manufacturing, semiconductors and Industry 4.0.” Productronica’s exhibits are broken down into five different clusters.

Thanks to the PCB & EMS Marketplace, Productronica features a suitable platform for these sectors. Exhibits cover everything from the manufacture of circuit substrates to the system solutions of EMS service providers. Companies such as Atotech, the Schmid Group und Schmoll Maschinen will present their products in Hall B3.

Surface-mount technology (SMT) is the core of electronics manufacturing. Along with related miniaturization and weight reduction, it makes devices such as smartphones and tablets possible. Productronica’s exhibitors will present the entire value chain – from placement, soldering and measuring and testing technology to quality assurance and product finishing – in four halls (A1 to A4). Among other things, the following well-known companies are participating in Productronica 2017: ASM Assembly, ERSA, Fuji Machine and Yamaha Motor.

Where is electronics manufacturing headed? The Future Markets exhibition sector in Hall B2 will have answers to this question. Exhibits will revolve around topics such as Industry 4.0, the smart factory and 3D printing. This cluster will be rounded out by IT2Industry, an exhibition that will be integrated into the hall. (Source: Messe München)

Link: productronica, Messe München, Munich, Germany


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