Practical orientation and cross-industry information are the hallmarks of the conference programme. For example, two new special shows with integrated specialist forums have been designed for 2019. The special exhibition "Additive + Hybrid – New Production Technologies in Use" will feature eye-catching exhibits that demonstrate how the boundaries of conventional processes can be overcome by combining classic production processes with innovative technologies. The special exhibition "Sensor Technology – En Route to an Intelligent Product. Solutions, Potential and Trends." focuses on application benefits and challenges.