MachTech & InnoTech Expo 2019 showcased novelties in robotics, automation and 3D printing

MachinesEventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2019 • 08.07.2019

MachTech & InnoTech Expo 2019 showcased novelties in robotics, automation and 3D printing

More than 190 companies from Bulgaria, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Austria, the Czech Republic and Greece presented their latest products and technologies in four exhibition halls at MachTech & InnoTech Expo 2019 which took place between 15th and 18th of April this year.

They showcased the offers of over 400 global trade marks on a total area of 10 000+ square meters. Companies from Austria and the Czech Republic took part in the event with collective booths where smart technologies, innovative machines and maintenance tools were highlighted.

Apart from Bulgarian and foreign manufacturing companies, many suppliers, distributors, importers, business delegations, innovators and visitors from specialized schools participated in the eleventh edition of the trade fair. The Taiwan Trade Center also organized a business visit during the forum. The representatives of the visiting companies were mainly interested in machine building.

“Bringing together business representatives from Bulgaria and abroad, the forum has become an international platform for business development, networking and establishing new markets”, the organizers from Inter Expo Center said.

The attention of the visitors was attracted by different models collaborative robots and mechanical arms, designed to perform precise and monotonous activities that are of paramount importance both in the metalworking and machine building sectors, as well as in the food, medicine, pharmacy and precision electronics industries. Many concepts for the “Factory of the future” were also demonstrated at the event. Among them was a solution for remote machine maintenance and remote operations.

This year the halls of MachTech & InnoTech Expo hosted some of the largest manufacturing machines in the sector. Among them were a new-generation solid-state laser, an innovative tubular laser, and wire electro-erosion machines for the metalworking. Parts of the exposition were also a two-spindle turning and milling center and high-tech lathes with robotic pallet stations. The demonstrated lathes and CNC machines impressed the guests not only with their size, but also with their technological capabilities and flexibility in the production process.

Various 3D printers specialized in creating fine details and applicable in education, jewelry making, dental medicine and other fields were also showcased at the exhibition. The companies presented a variety of metal parts and end-use units, functional prototypes and spare parts as well.

The organizers reported that more than 5600 visitors attended the event. Among them were students from the Technology School Electronic Systems (TUES), associated with the Technical University-Sofia, who had the opportunity to watch in action the software of large machines for casting fine parts. The students were also introduced to the applications of modern robots designed for the needs of different industries.

The next edition of the international trade fair will take place between 6th and 9th of April, 2020.