Trade Fair Spain: Over 1,000 Machines at BIEMH 2016

Editor: Rosemarie Stahl

The 29th edition of BIEMH, the International Machine Tool Exhibition, will take place from May 30 to June 4 2016 at the Bilao Exhibition Centre in Bilbao, Spain.

59% of the exhibiting firms are from outside Spain, particularly from Italy, France, Germany, Poland and Taiwan, according to the organizers.
59% of the exhibiting firms are from outside Spain, particularly from Italy, France, Germany, Poland and Taiwan, according to the organizers.
(Photo: BIEMH)

Over 1,400 exhibitors from 30 countries will be presenting their most innovative technology in order to solve the challenges of advanced manufacturing at the event. A total of 2,149 products, including over 1,000 machines, has been registered to date, while space reservations have almost taken up the maximum space capacity envisaged at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre.

The exhibition will offer numerous new highlights, including the new 5-axis universal machining centre with improved chip removal power and precision, the smallest portable machining centre in the world, the new Dynamics Active Stabiliser system which reduces the risk of chatter during the machining process and improves the machine cutting capacity by 300 per cent, and the new TruLaser Tube 5000 Fiber, replacing conventional manufacturing processes such as sawing, grinding and punching. The main exhibition areas will include machine tools, other machinery, tools, parts, components and accessories, production system automation, manufacturing software, metrology and quality control, services, composites and digital factory.

The presence of international exhibiting companies from countries such as Germany, Italy, the USA, Switzerland, Taiwan, Japan, France, the UK, Portugal, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands is expected to turn BIEMH into a unique opportunity to discover solutions, products and services first hand from leading markets. The directory of foreign firms registered to date includes Amob, Adige, BLM, Carl Zeiss, Cytec, Flow Europe, Haas, Haimer, Hoffmann, Mmc Hitachi, Nukon Laser Makina, Salvagnini, Siemens, Tornos, Trumpf, VRC and ZCC Cutting Tools Europe, among many others.

Exhibition for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing: ADDIT3D

A total of 42 exhibiting companies in the areas of systems and machinery, raw materials, research and development, industrial applications, consumables, services, software and scanners have confirmed their participation in ADDIT3D. The first professional exhibition for additive manufacturing and 3D printing in Spain will offer a comprehensive program of speeches on subjects such as ‘New business opportunities in Additive Manufacturing and hybrid machines’, ‘Technology can save lives’, ‘How to create a 7m statue with 3D low cost printers’, ‘New developments and trends in AM plastic materials’, or ‘AM in the aeronautical industry’.

12th National Innovation Award

BIEMH 2016 will host the 12th National Innovation Awards in advanced manufacturing technology for innovations to machine tools, components, accessories and tools, as well as those related to additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0 concept integration. The last two concepts have revolutionized the industrial production environment and therefore have led to two new award categories. The jury will base its decision on innovation and technology criteria but aspects related to design, ergonomics, safety and sustainability will also be taken into account.