Press Release Italy: 31. BI-MU presents the digital era of machine tools

Editor: Franziska Breunig

From 9 to 13 October 2018, fieramilano Rho was the stage for BI-MU, the most important Italian exhibition dedicated to the industry manufacturing metal cutting and metal forming machine tools, robots, automation and auxiliary technologies. For its 31st edition, it presented a special focus on digital manufacturing and enabling technologies.


As a mirror of the changes and transformations characterising the manufacturing industry, through an updated technological index of products, covering all solutions related to the "factory of the future", 31.BI-MU will illustrate the fusion between the industry of manufacturing systems and the ICT world, thus presenting the "Digital Era of Machine Tools".

Promoted by UCIMU-Sistemi Per Produrre, the Italian machine tools, robots and automation systems manufacturers' association, and organised by EFIM (Ente Fiere Italiane Macchine), in the six halls reserved for the event, 31.BI-MU will propose the best international supply of metal cutting and metal forming machine tools, robots, automation, digital manufacturing, auxiliary technologies, enabling technologies, additive manufacturing, fluid-power systems, mechatronics, surface-finish treatments, tools, components, equipment and accessories, metrology and welding, IoT, big data, analytics, cyber security, cloud computing, augmented reality, system integrators, vision systems, software.

New innovation areas

Fabbricafutura (Futurefactory) is a dedicated area hosting software developers and technologies for connectivity and data safety and management, to enable each production stage to have a digital identity.

Robot Planet, supported by SIRI (Italian Robotics and Automation Association), is an innovation area centred on industrial and collaborative robots, integrators and automation systems.

Box Consulting is a space entirely focused on the services connected with know-how, expertise and certification. Box Consulting is conceived to encourage the matching between demand and supply of Industry 4.0. and to facilitate the creation of a common language between manufacturers of industrial machinery and developers of connectivity technologies.

BI-MU Startupper is a specific area dedicated to young innovators and to new enterprises involved in the development of products and projects linked to the world of manufacturing systems and metal machining. BI-MU Startupper will enable BI-MU to become a meeting place to discuss well-established industrial models and new business visions.

In addition, there will be other interesting areas: Club Tecnologie Additive (Additive Technologies Club) organised by AITA (Associazione Italiana Technologie Additive); Potenza Fluida (Fluid Power) will show the best production with regard to systems and components for the transmission of mechanical and fluid-dynamic power; Focus Meccatronica (Focus Mechatronics), organised in cooperation with AIdAM (Italian Association of Automation and Mechatronics) and IMVG (Italian Machine Vision Group); Il Mondo Della Finitura Delle Superfici (The World Of Surface Finishing), dedicated to the most qualified supply of machines and systems for surface finishing and treatments: washing, industrial painting and coating, galvanisation, chemical and electrochemical processes, metallization, nanotechnological treatments.

Moreover, for the first time in its long history as a B2B exhibition, BI-MU will combine the trade show with an in-depth cultural analysis of specific issues, developed not only through a "classical" programme of conferences, but also thanks to a well-structured schedule of side events that will enliven BI-MUpiù.

As a real arena set up in one of the exhibition halls, BI-MUpiù will be able to attract the interest of the operators visiting the exhibition, who will be offered special initiatives, opportunities for in-depth discussions focused on specific topics linked to the manufacturing world, special meetings organised to encourage information sharing, as well as the presence of authoritative experts from the industry, together with several events in which the exhibitors will be the key players, thus having a special stage at their disposal to present their innovations and novelties.

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