On a two-year cycle, Stanztec, the international specialist trade fair for punching technology, is presented in the punching technology heartland of Pforzheim. Loosely connected with the highly successful Duo Blechexpo and Schweisstec specialist trade fairs, Stanztec with its topic range of punching technology and associated peripherals is on the one hand proving to be the logical addition to these two other fairs and on the other hand equally standing out as an autonomous specialist trade fair. Exhibitors and specialist visitors at both events benefit from this technical proximity of tangible and useable synergy effects. With its segments of tool making, punching technology and production technology peripherals, Stanztec deliberately reflects the supplier market in the region of Pforzheim and the surrounding area. The exhibitors see themselves as a regionally organised interest group joining forces to take on the global competition. The target audience is therefore the international world of specialists.