With around 800 exhibiting companies showcasing a wealth of international innovations for windows, doors and facades, FENSTERBAU FRONTALE from 21 to 24 March 2018 will once again provide a unique overview of the market.
Every two years, window and facade manufacturers, carpenters, architects and suppliers descend on Nuremberg to find out about the latest profile systems, structural elements, glass in architecture, fixing technology, security technology, machines, equipment and a whole lot more. In 2018 the leading international fair will celebrate its 30th anniversary at the Nuremberg location.
This year trade visitors will not just discover interesting innovations at the major exhibition stands, as different programme formats will also provide interesting insights. For example, it’s well worthwhile visiting the new FENSTERBAU FRONTALE FORUM with LOUNGE and Job Board. And the podium in Hall 3A will focus on current industry issues like digitalisation in the trades, building automation, security and practical tips for tradespeople, with experts exploring these topics in TED-style presentations during the entire trade fair. All presentations will be translated simultaneously into English and can be followed as a live stream during the event via www.frontale.de/en.
Intelligent control: “Smart Home with Windows and Doors”
It is the theme of this year’s special show, which is jointly organised by ift Rosenheim (institute for window technology) and NürnbergMesse. On exhibition area 1-515 in Hall 1, visitors can learn, through examples involving doors, windows, facades and sun protection, how smart home technology can be readily deployed today and how individual building elements can be networked with one another.
Action zones will demonstrate how to mount and cable drives and sensors, connect them to a controller and integrate them into a central system. In addition, there will be an overview of the technical options currently available and their advantages and disadvantages.
Red logo: Focus on Architects’ Area
At FENSTERBAU FRONTALE 2018 the red logo of the Architects’ Area helps architects and building planners make the most of their trade fair visit. At appropriately designated stands they can get special information material and expert answers to their specific questions on windows, doors and facades. The logo is also found in the exhibitor and product database www.frontale.de/exhibitors-products that helps visitors prepare their visit and also enables them to request appointments with exhibitors.
For the 9th time, in combination with the Architects’ Area, the Forum Architecture-Window-Facade at FENSTERBAU FRONTALE on the morning of the second day, Thursday 22 March, offers an exceptional information and lecture programme exclusively for architects. High-calibre speakers will present the themes of the trade fair in an overarching context. Under the title DIESSEITS DER FORM – NEXT STEP (“On this side of form – the next step”), the Architecture Forum will this year concentrate on topics such as saving energy and resources, energy efficiency, biodiversity and sustainability that are redefining the process of form-finding in architecture. The speakers at the 9th Architecture Forum will outline current developments in their presentations.
Virtual Reality: New opportunities for planning and sales
NürnbergMesse has devoted a separate action zone to the trending topic of virtual reality (VR). In Hall 3A, Stand 3A-112, exhibitors and visitors can immerse themselves in the virtual world of windows. Particularly in the consulting and design phases, VR can open up new sales channels. Following successful completion of the pilot project at FENSTERBAU FRONTALE, NürnbergMesse aims to position itself as a partner to exhibitors in future for the integration of VR concepts.
Visitors to the FORUM can also gain insights into the technologies of virtual and augmented reality. On Thursday 22 March 2018 at 11.30 there will be a presentation on “Immersive Media” with relevant examples of use.
Fom Industrie at Fensterbau 2018
With an exhibition space of 500 square meters, Fom Industrie offers visitors a variety of products that have Industry 4.0 as their central theme.
In an innovative and impactful area, FOM will preview the new plant LMX650 in addition to what’s new in automation and the digital factory. The technological proposals dedicated to Industry 4.0 will be compatible with the full range of machines on display.
You will also be able to try the interactive experience of the exclusive virtual reality by Fom Industrie #FomVR #VirtualReality #Fom360. Wearing a visor, visitors will enter a realistic showroom, ready to create the ideal window with a selection of the best Fom Group products. “Crop with our cutters, work the profile with LMT65 and live your ideal workshop!“
At the same stand, the partners COMALL, leader in the world market of punching machines and workshop logistics and FST, the Group’s software company specialized in the design and development of dedicated applications.
FOM Industrie exhibits in Hall 3A – Stand 305