LAMIERA is Italy's most qualified international exhibition for metal-forming technology and equipment and in partiuclar for machine tools for sheet metal working and for manufacturing pipes, sections, wire and metal structures, as well as dies, welding. and heat, surface treatment and finishing.
At the invitation of the Italian Trade Agency and UCIMU – Sistemi per produrre (Italy’s machine tool, robots, automation systems and ancillary products (NC, tools, components, accessories) manufacturers' association), I joined six representatives of Canadian manufacturing companies on a visit to Lamiera in May. Lamiera is Italy’s metal forming tradeshow, which was being held for the first time in Milan (it was previously held in Bologna).
LAMIERA, the international exhibition dedicated to the metal forming machine tool industry and to all innovative technologies related to the sector, chooses Milan as its new stage. It will be held May 17-20, 2017 at the prestigious and modern exhibition centre of fieramilano Rho which will host the new edition of LAMIERA.
Many OEMs lament that the U. S. economy is treading water. It could be worse. Consider the situation in the Euro zone, which is mired in a recession and facing unemployment above 11%, a debt crisis, and nagging questions about the future of its currency. Despite the turmoil, Italian machine builders are holding their own, according to data from UCIMU, the Italian machine-tool association. Production and exports for the group rose at double-digit rates last year and, while recent orders have declined, the association still predicts export sales for 2012 will be up 12.3%.
During a morning press conference, the extent of the success of Italian machine tool and metal forming companies during the past couple of years was laid out for us by Luigi Galdabini, VP of UCIMU – Sistemi per produrre, the trade association of Italian manufacturers of machine tools, robots, automation and auxiliary technologies.
The Italian machine tool industry has seen double-digit growth in the past couple of years, and expects to have a solid 2012 also. At the recent Lamiera show in Bologna, Italy, Luigi Galdabini, VP of the machine tool trade association UCIMU - SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, explained with Metalworking Production and Purchasing Magazine editor, Rob Colman, what he considers the reason for this success, and what he is hearing from clients about their needs.
General Manager Massimo Carboniero introduces OMERA and discusses with Metalworking Production and Purchasing Magazine editor, Rob Colman, what he perceives as the company's competitive advantage in an increasingly challenging marketplace. Video shot at the Lamiera trade show in Bologna, Italy.
Gasparini's Luca Grazzini explains to Metalworking Production and Purchasing Magazine editor, Rob Colman, the energy savings realized with the new X-Press 200 eco, as well as various other benefits of the new system. Video shot at the Lamiera trade show in Bologna, Italy.
Salvagnini's Nicola Vanzo explains to Metalworking Production and Purchasing Magazine editor, Rob Colman, how many technologies have been brought together from Salvagnini's products to create the innovations demonstrated in the company's newest press brake. Video shot at the Lamiera trade show in Bologna, Italy.