METAV-International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies

With its structures, METAV has been offering an ideal environment for intensive and constructive dialogue since 1980 . Started as a trade fair aimed at the domestic market, the METAV was primarily intended to offer the member companies of the VDW an exhibition area close to the market in its early days . The choice of the venue Düsseldorf was made with the clear awareness of ensuring a connection to North Rhine-Westphalia. Another factor was the long tradition of exhibiting machine tool construction on the Rhine and Ruhr: before the VDW started its own trade fair in Leipzig in 1920, the most important exhibition in the German machine tool industry took place in Düsseldorf in 1902.

The VDW will use this experience and expand the digital offerings of the fair in the future as well. At METAV 2022, exhibitors and visitors can now not only look forward to the usual good atmosphere and clear structure of the range, but also to a METAV in a hybrid form. Then it will be: Real & digital - the perfect match!

INDUSTRY SECTOR: Metalworking, Welding Technology (industry 57)


Metalworking, Metal Processing, Machine Tools, Sheet Metal Processing, Tools, Precision Tools, Production Lines, Flexible Production, Factory Automation, Manipulation Engineering, Industrial Robots, Assembly Engineering, CAD/CAM, CAE, 3D printing, Measuring Machinery, Measuring Equipment, Measuring Systems, Testing Systems, Pattern Making, Surface Mount Technology, Shaping Tools, light weight building board, Grinding Machines, Design


March 2024

Interval: every two years



Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken e.V. (VDW)