MTI reports successful UMEX show

The UMEX used machinery exhibition proved a roaring success in New Delhi, India, at the end of August.

Some 304 exhibitors and 8422 visitors from nine countries attended the Pragati Maidan venue, with many seeking out deals on
pre-owned machine tools and manufacturing equipment. The show once again proved it can provide unparalleled opportunities for those in the used machinery sector.
The MTI pavilion (MTI is the co-organiser of UMEX) was a hive of activity. The friendly MTI team were kept busy the whole show, handing out copies of the exhibition issue to passing visitors, and hosting enquiries on the stand about both the magazine and the company’s industry leading website for used machinery sales, High levels of enquiries were taken, with many sales expected to be concluded in the coming weeks.
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€1bn BMW plant

BMW continues to expand its production network in Europe, with a new facility to be built in Hungary, close to the town of Debrecen.

The plant will come at an investment of approximately €1bn, and offer capacity of up to 150,000 units a year and create over 1000 new jobs.
“The BMW Group’s decision to build this new plant reaffirms our perspective for global growth,” says Harald Krüger, chairman of the BMW AG Board of Management. “After significant investments in China, Mexico and the US, we are now strengthening our activities in Europe to maintain a worldwide balance of production between Asia, America and our home continent. Europe is the BMW Group’s largest production location. In 2018 alone we are investing more than €1bn in our German sites to upgrade and prepare them for electric mobility.”
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Autodesk to champion generative design

Autodesk says it will champion generative design at Seco’s Inspiration through Innovation 2018 event in Alcester next month (9-10 October).

Photograph showing an engineer building a BAC Mono automobile. Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) Ltd. makes the BAC Mono, a lightweight, ultra high performance, road legal supercar that is designed and manufactured using the latest racing technology. The Mono is an aggressive design and will set a new benchmark in the small, but elite segment of radical, lightweight sports cars.

The company will deliver two machining demonstrations: the steering upright created for the BAC Mono project, which will be running on a Doosan machine supplied by Mills CNC; and a gearbox casing produced from scratch. The latter will highlight how manufacturers can reduce cycle time by up to 60% using PowerMill CAM software. At the end of the demonstration, visitors will be able to get their hands on the machined part and compare it with a cast gearbox casing.
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BI-MU 2018 fast approaching

The 31st edition of BI-MU, Italy’s most important trade show for machine tools, automation and digital manufacturing technologies is set to take place on 9-13 October in Milan.

This year will see a heavy focus on the world of connectivity, presenting special areas on the IoT, big data, cyber security, cloud computing and augmented reality.
As a natural stage to show the influences between the world of manufacturing systems and digital technologies, through an in-depth overview of the main market trends and productive models generated over the first years of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, BI-MU 31 will present a renewed technological product range covering all solutions related to the factory of the future. There will be lots of new areas created to transform the trade show into a balanced mix of technological displays, thematic areas, infotainment zones and convention areas.
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