Special focus areas
In line with global technological trends, this year, IMTEX also hosted two special pavilions – Factory of the Future and Additive Manufacturing. The ‘Factory of the Future’ segment highlighted the concept of ‘Industry 4.0’ and companies such as Jyoti CNC Automation, Siemens, Ace Micromatic Group, Bosch, Fanuc, Marposs, Sandvik TDM, Staubli Tec Systems and many other market players demonstrated their latest innovations in this space. In the Additive Manufacturing section too, firms including Renishaw, Trumpf, Altair Engineering, EOS, HP, etc impressed visitors with their specialised solutions.
Seminars at IMTEX
There were also specific seminars held on Machining Technologies, Additive Manufacturing and Factory of the Future. The International Seminar on Machining Technologies attracted about 350 delegates and focused on new manufacturing strategies as well as addressed the emerging trends. It also made manufacturers aware about a range of value added machining solutions. The seminar acted as a global platform for discussions on the latest trends in metal cutting. Experts from Austria, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, UK, USA, as well as from India hosted noteworthy sessions at the seminar.
The Additive Manufacturing Seminar offered a global and Indian outlook of the Additive Manufacturing industry. The seminar provided a fresh perspective on global megatrends, technologies, applications, market players, performance and quality expectancy, supporting ecosystem availability. Most importantly, the seminar aimed at making manufacturers realise that additive is a viable and emerging option for all their complex and customisable parts.
Lastly, the Factory of the Future seminar also presented a global and Indian outlook towards Industry 4.0 by addressing the challenges of the emerging trend along with providing an in-depth understanding of the concept. The seminar aimed at assisting manufacturers to implement Industry 4.0 on their shop floors.
Other concurrent events such as the popular ‘International Buyer-Seller Meet’ attracted 48 delegates from 13 countries. The i2 Academia Pavilion (a platform for academic institutions to showcase their research for the industry) featured 50 institutions.
With so many business opportunities taking place simultaneously, IMTEX once again proved that it’s not for nothing that it is regarded as one of the biggest trade shows for the machine tool industry in South East Asia.