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33.BI-MU 2022: International Biennial Machine Tool Exhibition, Taking Place At Fieramilano Rho

33.BI-MU 2022: International Biennial Machine Tool Exhibition, Taking Place At fieramilano Rho

From 12 to 15 October 2022, the exhibition complex of fieramilano Rho will host 33.BI-MU, the major and most important Italian exhibition dedicated to the industry of metal cutting, metal forming and additive machine tools, robots, digital manufacturing and automation systems, enabling technologies and subcontracting.

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Igus 2021 Motion Plastics Show: 168 Tribo Innovations On The Trade Show Stand

igus 2021 Motion Plastics Show: 168 Tribo Innovations On The Trade Show Stand

The real-life/virtual trade show invites visitors to use high-performance polymers to improve their moving applications

More new products, product extensions and digital offerings than ever before: the 2021 “igus Motion Plastics Show” is opening digitally. Visitors can look forward to 168 innovations from all departments – from telescopic robot tube packages to dry-running ball bearings with 21 times the standard service life to large scale 3D printing.

Since the beginning of May 2020, the stand has been located in an exhibition hall in Cologne Porz-Lind, where it was recognised with the iF Design Award. The new igus motion plastics show (imps) for 2021 is now beginning.

“We are in our second year without trade shows”, says igus CEO Frank Blase. “This time we can start the presentation of our new products at full digital speed.”

The new trade show stand has been optimised based on experience gained in virtual customer consultation and tours last year. Solutions for various industries can be seen in a separate area: the space-saving and telescopic triflex TRX system for 3D energy supply on robots as well as the wound high-load bearing iglidur TX2 for construction machinery. The issue of plastics sustainability is now even more visible and is given a central position at the trade show.

Physical/virtual trade show stand with 168 motion plastics innovations

Overall, 168 product innovations from igus departments will be presented at the trade show, which takes up 400 square meters. For instance, the lightweight drygear cobot gear set for cost-effective automation will be exhibited, as will the iglidur I151 tribo-filament for FDA-compliant, detectable wear-resistant parts for food technology. The orange trade show stand has now hosted 55,000 visitors from all over the world, since its virtual twin is freely accessible. Another 16,000 visitors have also taken advantage of the offer of a digital visit with igus specialists.

“We would normally have been represented at 222 trade shows and conventions last year, but we only made a total of 26”, says Blase. “So we are very happy that the imps has become a fixed part of daily communication with customers.”

The real/virtual trade show stand is an important component of a digital igus concept that allows users to find the right lubrication-free, maintenance-free motion plastics for their specific requirements even faster. For instance, machine design and tutorials can be completed virtually with igus consultants, online seminars from the online seminar studio provide additional assistance, and the interactive digital catalogue variant also provides additional information with access to white papers, blog articles and explanatory videos.

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LAMIERA 2021 Offers Favourable Outlook For Machinery Consumption Recovery

LAMIERA 2021 Offers Favourable Outlook For Machinery Consumption Recovery

The collection of exhibitors’ applications is going on for LAMIERA 2021, the international exhibition dedicated to the industry of sheet metal forming machine tools and innovative technologies related to the sector, which will be on the scene at fieramilano Rho from 26 to 29 May 2021.

More than six months before the trade show, all the major players of the sector already confirmed their participation in the exhibition that will be the first event for the sheet metal forming world after about one year and a half.

Initially scheduled earlier than the usual period, then LAMIERA has been relocated again in May. The new date of LAMIERA, set just before the beginning of the summer, gives a full guarantee today that the exhibition will really take place and, at the same time, offers an even more favourable outlook on the recovery of machinery consumption.

Based on the data of Oxford Economics, the year 2021 will mark a consumption recovery worldwide, also regarding Italy, where the demand for machine tools is expected to grow by 38.2 percent to over 3 billion euro.

After all, in May, the operators attending the trade show will be able to consider new investments and renewed business projects in a more concrete way, in comparison to what they could have done at the beginning of the year, also due to the distance from winter, which will be probably the most complicated period for the health emergency.

“Vaccines, forecasts of demand growth and strengthening of incentive measures for investments in new production technologies included in the Budget Law 2021 are all elements that make up a considerably encouraging context for LAMIERA” – pointed out Barbara Colombo, president of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE”.

To the further benefit of those who will exhibit at LAMIERA 2021, also for this edition, there is a concomitance with Made in Steel. An exhibition dedicated to the iron and steel sector and also addressed to operators interested in the technologies for sheet metal working and forming, Made in Steel will be held from 26 to 28 May, besides the halls occupied by LAMIERA.

The 2021 edition of the event will be organised according to the now well-established model: around the offering of metal forming machines and technologies displayed, there will be dedicated Innovation Areas like Robot Planet, Fabbricafutura, Fastener Industry and Saldatech.

Moreover, following on from the success of the past edition, LAMIERA will combine its exhibition with opportunities of in-depth cultural thematic analysis, developed through the initiative called LAMIALAMIERA: a programme of conferences on specific issues and side events with discussions among opinion leaders and experts, as well as presentations of innovative technologies by the exhibitors.

In addition to the above initiative, LAMIERA will launch LamieraDigital”, the special project dedicated to the applications 4.0 and their integration on sheet metal machine tools, which are becoming increasingly remarkable also for this sector.

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ASEAN Region In Focus Of German Machine Tool Industry

ASEAN Region In Focus Of German Machine Tool Industry

Under the motto “German High Tech in Metal Working”, around 50 German companies will present themselves at Metalex, the largest metal-working trade fair in the ASEAN region. Top German companies such as Alfred H. Schütte GmbH & Co. KG, Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Gühring KG, MAPAL Fabrik für Präzisionswerkzeuge Dr. Kress KG and Siemens AG will take part in the sector event from 20 – 23 November 2019. Dr. Wilfried Schäfer, Director of the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), says: “Thailand is the most important market for the machine tool industry in the ASEAN region, with great potential for production technology. There is keen competition in the market, especially from Japanese companies. So we are all the more delighted that Germany is the partner for Metalex, and our firms will be able to present their innovative potential there with a sector event.”

For Exhibitor President Andrew Parkin, Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH, the great interest on the part of German companies in the south-east Asian market is no coincidence: “Metalex provides the numerous exhibitors with the opportunity to meet both competitors and potential customers at an event. Thailand and south-east Asia are often underestimated with regard to their market potential. However, the markets in south-east Asia continue to develop positively in accordance with our expectations, and will increase in importance for globally active machinery manufacturers also in the future.”

Special Show On Umati To Present German Cutting-Edge Technology

The nomination of Germany as partner country at Metalex underlines the significance of German companies for the worldwide machine tool and machine construction industries. Exhibitor President Andrew Parkin confirms: “The quality seal “Made in Germany” still carries great weight in the region of south-east Asia. For us and the many visitors, this sector event is an outstanding platform for discussing current manufacturing requirements, developments and trends, and for laying the foundations for investments. We expect to make new contacts and thus develop business opportunities in Thailand and south-east Asia.”

Within the framework of the sector event, the special show umati will present the future of the industry.
umati (universal machine tool interface) is a universal interface that can integrate machine tools and plants safely, seamlessly and effortlessly into customer- and user-specific IT eco-systems. This standard will not apply only in Germany, but will be available for users around the world. umati is an initiative of the VDW and 17 project partners, of whom the founding members CHIRON-WERKE GmbH & Co. KG, Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH, GROB-WERKE GmbH & Co. KG and Siemens AG will be taking part in the special show in Thailand.

The current exhibitor list can be found here.

About Partner Country Participation

Germany will be the partner country at Metalex in Bangkok, the biggest metal-working trade fair in the Asean region. From 20 – 23 November 2019, upon the initiative of the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and the exhibition and trade fair committee of the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry (AUMA) will organise a sector event within the framework of the partner country participation of Germany. Under the motto “German High Tech in Metal Working”, German machine tool manufacturers and companies from the metal-working sector will present themselves to the Asian specialist public on a surface area of around 1200 square metres. In addition to the joint stand, the sector event will also offer a special show with machine demonstrations and a presentation forum.

You will find all information on the sector event and contact details for the organising company Messe Stuttgart here.



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Bright Start For Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific

Bright Start For Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific

SINGAPORE: Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC  a HANNOVER MESSE event, which takes place from 16 to 18 October 2018 at Singapore EXPO, opens today with strong participation from global technology and solution providers. More than 260 companies from 22 countries are showcasing their products, services and solutions to visitors from around the Asia-Pacific region. The exhibition features four main display areas – Additive Manufacturing, Digital Factory, Industrial Automation, and Smart Logistics – as well as national pavilions from Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore. 14 industry-leading enterprises are supporting the premiere, including Accenture, SAP, Schneider Electric and Siemens as founding partners.

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, was the Guest-of-Honour at the Opening Ceremony. Over the course of the three-day event, the conference at Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC will cover a suite of business and leadership topics, as well as technology domains, case studies, and panel discussions. Under the overarching theme “Getting Real with the Business of Industry 4.0”, more than 100 industry experts from 15 countries will share insights on domains such as industrial transformation, the Industrial Internet, additive manufacturing, and standards. Conference speakers include Dr. Gunther Kegel (Chief Executive Officer, Pepperl + Fuchs); Samuel Garcia (Vice President for Global Consumer Product Supply, Procter & Gamble Asia Pacific), Dr. Armin Bruck (Regional Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Germany), Dr. Hamid Mughal (Global Manufacturing Director, Rolls-Royce), and Mark Hennebicque (Strategist, Additive Manufacturing & Simulation).

The opening plenary on 16 October featured a dialogue with Ministers and experts from Asia to discuss regional macro-economic perspectives and frameworks for Industry 4.0 initiatives. The ministerial-level panel included His Excellency Airlangga Hartarto (Minister of Industry, Indonesia), Chan Chun Sing (Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore), Dr. Gunther Kegel (Chief Executive Officer, Pepperl + Fuchs) and Vincent Chong (President and Chief Executive Officer, ST Engineering).

Aloysius Arlando, Chief Executive Officer of SingEx Holdings, said, “The inaugural edition of Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific is the culmination of a year-long effort between SingEx and our international partner Deutsche Messe. It is born out of our shared vision to provide a curated platform for our region’s Industry 4.0 market needs, through offering engaging and personalised programmes to address national, industry and enterprise agendas. The event is poised to generate significant economic benefits for Asia Pacific as it plays a role in catalysing deepened cross-industry collaboration, investments and trade exchanges among players in the manufacturing, manufacturing-related and digital communities of our region; and enhancing competitiveness.”

Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Messe AG, said, “Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific comes at a time where technologies such as big data, cobots, additive manufacturing, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality are redefining manufacturing processes and global supply chains. ASEAN is a promising growth market for our customers. With a population of roughly 650 million, it has the third largest work force in the world and boasts a strong manufacturing base. Singapore is the perfect location for Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific thanks to its excellent infrastructure, advanced manufacturing capabilities and a strong focus on engineering, R&D and innovation.”

The Learning Journey: Industrial transformation – step by step

Economies in the Asia-Pacific region are at different stages of industrial transformation, some not yet fully appreciating the advantages of Industry 4.0. For this reason, Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC features a “Learning Journey” that guides participants through the process systematically. Highlights include the “Gateway to Industry 4.0 – powered by TÜV SÜD”, which visually introduces visitors to industrial transformation, gets them thinking about their own organisations’ state of readiness, and offers ideas for how to get started. The Sandbox hosts more than 50 complimentary, industry-specific talks in a casual format that sparks creative ideas and facilitates peer-to-peer conversations. Two Learning Labs, one for Smart Logistics and one for Cobots, show technology in action and inspire collaborative thinking. The Interchange Studio plugs attendees into an online community, encouraging dialogue on topics of shared interest after the event. A series of technical visits hosted by selected exhibitors demonstrate various advanced manufacturing facilities and innovation centres to deepen understanding and learning. More than 20 student delegations from institutes of higher learning as well as more than 15 industry trade delegations and workers’ unions are participating in Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC.

Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC is organised by SingEx Exhibitions, with Deutsche Messe as international partner assisting with brand development, as well as global sales and marketing. SingEx and Deutsche Messe expect more than 10,000 attendees at the event’s debut.


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