Smart technology for smart solutions at the Machine-tool Biennial
The participation of the world’s leading machine-tool companies has made BIEMH one of Europe’s biggest trade shows in its field, so the event is dedicating its slogan this year – You Make it Big – to the real stars of the show: the exhibitors. The message is a direct reference to the strength of these firms, which offer specialised, technically innovative products with high added value. It also echoes the 2014 slogan “Think Big, Think BIEMH”. With a new image focused on smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0, the commercial campaign for the event is already under way. It is set to culminate with the 29th BIEMH at Bilbao Exhibition Centre on May 30 – June 4 2016.
The “4th industrial revolution” entails new challenges and a new working paradigm, to which the exhibitors at BIEMH must seek to respond by offering advanced solutions in the fields of machinery, tools, components and accessories, automation of processes and manufacturing, metrology and quality control, materials and services and additive manufacturing. The interconnection of machines and systems at production plans and intensive exchanges of information with external equipment are the distinguishing features of the new smart factories. These factories stand out for software development, mass analysis and data storage systems, the incorporation of sensors and electronics and a new form of coexistence between men and machines.
At BIEMH, moreover, technological advances are translated into new business opportunities thanks to the presence of buyers from all over the world. Delegations of purchasers from priority markets set by the exhibitors themselves take part in each successive edition of the event. In all, 35,500 people from 57 countries visited the 2014 edition, which featured 1314 exhibiting firms and marked the beginning of the recovery of the machine-tool industry.
BIEMH 2016 is to be officially presented in Milan in October, during the EMO trade-show. Representatives of firms, organisations and the international media will be invited to attend, and will be informed about key points concerned with the current economic, commercial and technological status of the domestic industry, and about some of its leading firms. The AFM (Spanish Association of Machine-tool Manufacturers) expects to obtain a year-on-year increase in orders of between 5% and 10% by the end of 2015, so the prospects for 2016 are good.Source bilbaoexhibitioncentre.com