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UCIMU Index Q1 2022: A Slight Decrease In Machine Tool Orders (-3%) Domestic Orders -15.9%; Foreign Orders +5%

In the first quarter 2022, the index of machine tool orders processed by the Economic Studies Department & Business Culture of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE marked a slight decrease (-3%) compared with the period January-March 2021. The absolute value of the index stood at 164 (base year 100 in 2015). The outcome was due to the reduction in the collection of orders in the domestic market, which was partially counterbalanced by an increase in overseas orders. In particular, on the foreign front, the collected orders grew by 5.3% compared with the same period of the previous year. The absolute

Sofidel Group Invests $360 Million In Oklahoma Plant

Italian tissue manufacturer Sofidel Group anticipates an early June grand opening for its $360 million plant in Inola, a spokesman for the company said. A total of 350 people will be employed at the 1.8 million-square-foot facility, which is expected to be fully operational by sometime this summer, spokesman Enrique Garay said. In terms of sheer size, Sofidel’s footprint is among the most spacious in the state. It is smaller than the four-story Amazon fulfillment center (about 2.5 million square feet of workspace) scheduled to open in Tulsa late this year. But the Rogers County facility is 38%

An alliance between Veronafiere and Bolognafiere to promote aluminium through METEF and MECSPE in 2021

Verona-Bologna, 9 January 2020. Veronafiere and BolognaFiere have established a 50-50 joint venture in view of Metef, the international expo on aluminium, metal foundry and technologies for innovative materials. The show was first organized in Italy in 1997 by Metef as the first expo worldwide dedicated to aluminium. It later became a joint venture with Verona’s exhibition centre and in 2017 this latter purchased the entire equity. Since its first edition in Verona in 2017 Metef has attracted people on an international scale, hosting 400 exhibitors and over 11,000 sector operators, 40% of

UCIMU’s Metalworking Industry Fam Trip To Canada

Last March, UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE embarked on a trip to Canada to gather insights of the country’s thriving metalworking sector. The program of the fam trip that stretched across 4 days, from March 4 to 8. was custom tailored by Machines Italia and included production site visits (12) and meetings with key industry stakeholders (8) in Ontario and Quebec: Magna Powertrain Inc , Motor Specialty Manufacturing, NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada, Hibar, Mott Manufacturing Ltd, BMP Metals Inc, Tycos Tool & Die, North Star Technical Inc, Fred Hall and Son, Mecaer America Inc, ICC Industrial

Lamiera 2017 Metalfabricating Show

LAMIERA, the international exhibition dedicated to the metal forming industry and related technology, took place in Milan – its new stage - from May 17th to 20th, 2017 at the Fieramilano Rho fair ground. The event showcased the latest and most modern metal fabricating and metal forming machinery and equipment and featured an extensive program of seminars, presentations and thematic exhibits. Over 23,000 professionals and almost 500 exhibitors participated at the 2017 edition of LAMIERA. The Italian Trade Commission and UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE invited 110 foreign delegates from 13 countries

SelectUSA 2017 Reaffirm Italy’s Strong Commitment To FDI In The US

The United States welcomes investors of all sizes, including established multinationals, small or medium-sized enterprises, and high-growth start-ups. The SelectUSA Investment Summit brings the diversity of the United States together under one roof – enabling any business to find the people, the resources, and the market it needs to be successful. Participants at the first three Investment Summits have announced more than $20.6 billion in Greenfield FDI into the United States since 2013. Data from FDI Markets show that these participants are responsible for more than 12 percent of all

METEF 2017: An Increasingly Richer and Qualified Exhibition

From June 21 st through 24 th, 2017, Verona, Italy, will be the gathering place of the global leaders in the aluminium and innovative metals industry for a business matching that will involve over 400 exhibitors, one third coming from abroad. Some of the most important halls – such as diecasting, foundry and industrial automation – are already sold out and will offer the chance to test live the sector’s most advanced technologies. March 2017 – The eleventh METEF , to be held at VeronaFiere from 21 st to 24 th June 2017 , is the world’s reference event for the aluminium, innovative metals

Survey reveals current and future impact of 3D printing on manufacturing

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a subsidiary of 3D-printing technology leader Stratasys (Eden Prairie, MN) published a report on the impact of 3D printing on manufacturing. The document is based on a survey of 700 designers, engineers and executives who work for companies committed to advanced manufacturing (AM) technology. 40% of them are employed by companies with more than $50 million in revenue. It is the only business report of its kind, dedicated to 3D printing and insights from professional users, such as the following: by a large margin, respondents ranked complex design capabilities

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