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More specifically, and extending the comparison also to the preceding months, we notice a pro-gressive rise in imports, which closed the first half of the year up by +8%. This improvement can (we hope) partly be ascribed to the - albeit limited - stimulus measures enacted by the Italian government. Exports, on the other hand, though still comfortably positive, reveal a slight slowdown if we...
Go to www.makersitalia.com for more info on our Italian Makers and Research Centers at this year's show.
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World Maker Faire 2014, the most important show this year, dedicated to advanced and 3D printing manufacturing will take place from September 20-21, 2014 at the New York Science Hall in New York City. Italian Maker Pavilion is in Zone 3 - Makers Pavilion - Booth MP-13 (see map photo) To design on one’s computer or tablet and then to print in 3D means you can edit the original project...
ICMA San Giorgio SpA's Extruders. Each line is capable of producing in excess of 3,000 kg/hr of mineral-filled compounds. The system features energy- saving enhancements and noise deadening properties built into the co-rotating ex
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ICMA San Giorgio SPA (Milan, Italy) has designed and installed two complete compounding systems for a major global appliance manufacturer. The new lines produce mineral-filled compounds at high volume through ICMA high-efficiency co-rotating extruders with integral material handling, dosing and cutting units. ICMA's turnkey system encompassed complete project engineering and support to...
INglass INglass-HRSFlow
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Italy's INglass Srl recently broke ground on its first facility in the US, which will be located in Byron Center, Michigan. INglass Srl, an Italian maker of molds for the plastics industry is investing $17.6 million in the West Michigan project and plans to employ 109 people over the next four years. Facility highlights The 45,000-square-foot facility, located at 920 74th St. SW in...
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On September 5 and 6, Taurus Craco, one of the largest machine tool distributor in Canada is hosting an Open House event at its Brampton location.  Live demonstrations and workshop will be offered throught the event. Established Italian brands such as Montresor, Italmecc, GMM and others will be showcased at the event. For additional information visit www.tauruscraco.com  or...
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Three Italian plastic machinery manufacturers are partnering with an American automation equipment supplier and sales rep to create a new network of companies that will market equipment in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Called North Italian Plastic Technology (NIP-Tech), the union brings together Italy’s Baruffaldi Plastic Technology Srl, Engin Plast SrI, and Comav SrI, and Grand Blanc,...
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The edited footage of the key note speakers at the Manufacturing Canada 2014 conference, held on May 8th, 2014 in Mississauga, Ontario is now available on the on the Machines Italia web site. Watch the videos of  read the articles published by Plant magazine and Canadian Manufacturing: Ferrero Canada CEO lauds Ontario manufacturing plant ‘New world of manufacturing’ is upon us,...
ACIMIT - Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers
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For the second quarter of 2014, the textile machinery orders index elaborated by the research department at ACIMIT (the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers), recorded a 6% increase compared to the previous quarter, for an absolute value of 86 points (basis: 2010=100). (See Graph) This growth in orders came entirely from the foreign markets, for which an increase of 8% was...
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The national Italian woodworking machinery and tools manufacturers' association ACIMALL recently published its Annual Report for 2013. The report provides an overview of the Italian woodworking machinery industry and analyzing in a a wider contex - both import and export figures of all major global competitors (Germany, the United States, China, Austria and Taiwan). The report...
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Matthew James and Yin Li, graduate PHD students at the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, were the two Canadian recipients of the Italian Packaging Technology Awards (IPTA) 2014.  The IPTA program is organized by the Italian Trade Commission, through its Machines Italia project, in collaboration with UCIMA, the Italian Packaging Machinery Manufacturers...

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