TIMTOS 2021 Online showcased how market changes stimulated industrial transformation
As scheduled, Taipei International Machine Tool Show (TIMTOS) 2021 Online was launched on March 15th and continued till March 20th with display and browse functions remaining effective from March 21st to April 15th. Organizers from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) decided to postpone the physical edition and keep the online event as planned for the sake of protecting the health of exhibitors and visitors.
Nearly 1000 exhibitors participated in TIMTOS 2021 Online. Top machine tool manufacturers presented their latest products via 3D, VR and videos, and connected with global buyers through online procurement conferences, online real-time matching, video conferences, etc. Industry forums and factory tours were held to extend beyond time and space restrictions and expand exhibition benefits. The unprecedented changes in the market and the increasing demand for technological development contributed to industrial transformation, which was seen in a variety of new products developed by exhibitors.
Featured by a slate of live streaming, “TIMTOS Factory Live” provided a free live broadcast section for online exhibitors. Every exhibitor had the opportunity to reserve time slots to introduce their latest products and technologies. The platform enabled buyers to view the show as if they were on the scene.
During the TIMTOS Salon, representatives of machine tool associations from the United States, Turkey, Russia, India and Thailand shared their first-hand information and forecast future trends. TIMTOS Glimpse series displayed a preliminary sneak peek into the latest innovative products presented by exhibitors.
Global leaders of motion control and system technology presented their innovative products. Among other concepts of interest, manufacturers presented incorporation of energy conservation into hydraulic machines used in automotive, motorcycle industry, home appliance industry, and so on. Leading brands experienced in machining center research, development and manufacturing presented their latest advancements, featuring user-oriented design. Companies specialized in CNC, NC and conventional types of tube and pipe bending machinery demonstrated their product lines, including laser cutting machines and automation work cells, among others.
Keywords: Taipei International Machine Tool Show, TIMTOS 2021, machine tool manufacture, machining, exhibition, Taiwan External Trade Development Council, TAITRA, Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry, TAMI
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