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INDUSTRY OPINION: Klaus Dittrich on what to expect from Inhorgenta 2019

Ahead of Inhorgenta 2019, which kicks off on February 22, Klaus Dittrich chairman and chief executive of Messe Munchen, lets visitors know what they can expect from the show this year.

From February 22-25 2019, Munich will stand at the centre of the jewellery, timepieces and gemstones industry.

Inhorgenta Munich is set to welcome exhibitors and visitors from all around the world. Once again, the international trade fair offers significant room for innovations with engraving robots and printed jewellery as just some of these latest technological advancements.

Next to pristine jewellery and the latest functions of smartwatches, people will also be able to see how the jewellery, timepieces and gemstone industry is profiting from technological advances.

In particular, Hall A2, Technology & Bijoux, offers visitors a wide spectrum of innovations with more than 200 exhibitors. Aside from providers of store fixtures, security solutions and even trending jewellery, even workshops, refineries, techniques and electronic data processing will quickly become topics of conversation.

In Hall A2, jewellers, watchmakers, goldsmiths and designers will gain valuable insights into how innovative technologies will permanently change processes and products—and which opportunities will arise as a result. What’s more, visitors will find everything they need at the trade fair to operate a successful business, day after day.

3D printing has long established itself in many different industrial areas. The innovative high-tech production process has now even made its way into modern jewellery manufacturing and presents an ideal complement to traditional craftsmanship. It allows for delicate forms that even for the experienced goldsmith aren’t easy to craft.

What until just a few years ago seemed like a fantasy is now a reality: gold, silver and platinum jewellery produced by a printer—with precision at hundredths of a millimetre. A digital draft is used as a basis as well as special alloys in powder form. Within the 3D printer, layer upon layer of delicate jewellery and timepiece parts are produced through a laser sintering process.

Heimerle + Meule is one of the manufacturers who will be presenting this process at Inhorgenta Munich 2019. Germany’s oldest gold and silver refinery, they offer “direct precious metal 3D printing” through their subsidiary Cooksongold. This innovative technology allows prefabricated parts to be manufactured through to final treatment on the basis of three-dimensional CAD files and by using a highly developed powder made of precious metals.

The company Gebrüder Boley GmbH & Co. KG, one of the leading providers of technology for jewellery and timepieces, will be bringing—aside from innovative testing devices and modular and expandable clock- and goldsmith tables—an engraving robot. These computer-guided engraving machines accomplish their tasks with exceptional precision and speed.

To register for your ticket to INHORGENTA MUNICH 2019, please click here. Visitor tickets and the INHORGENTA MUNICH CARD are available to purchase now.

  • · This is a sponsored post on behalf of Inhorgenta Munich

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