Lantek sets up office in UAE

Lantek, a specialist in software solutions for the sheet-metal industry, recently opened its first UAE office in the city of Sharjah. “The Emirate of Sharjah is a hub for industrial enterprises, and we think it will be an important location for Lantek,” says Alberto Martínez, CEO of Lantek. “We have more than 500 clients in these nations, but the potential is huge because of the investment they are making in the lead-up to Expo 2020 in Dubai. We also plan to reach other Persian Gulf countries from this office.”

Although 85% of Lantek’s business comes from abroad, the company’s domestic market in Spain is up 22%, making it a top performer. According to Martínez, this shows that “our clients have begun to shake the fear of investing”, and that “companies that weathered the crisis are stronger because of it”.
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20,000 expected at Metaltech

Metaltech 2017, a major machine tools and metalworking technology exhibition for the ASEAN region will be held on 24-27 May at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme of the show will be the future of manufacturing, with topics such as Industry 4.0 and smart factory innovations set to feature heavily. Metaltech is expected to draw a record turnout, with 2000 participating companies from 38 countries over 35,000 sq m of gross exhibition space. Some 20,000 regional and international visitors are anticipated over the event’s four-day duration.

The exhibition will also feature its established co-event, the Automation Technology Exhibition (Automex), which is now in its 10th year. Attracting exhibitors and visitors from around the world, Automex is a showcase of the latest technologies in automation and manufacturing processes, featuring a variety of robotics, assembly and machine-vision solutions.
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Sandvik Coromant partners PARC

Sandvik Coromant has signed a strategic research agreement with PARC, a Xerox company, which will provide the cutting tool specialist with a footprint in Silicon Valley and expert resources for R&D in the field of digital manufacturing. Sandvik Coromant will also acquire all IP and technology related to PARC’s software for process planning and automated cost estimation for subtractive manufacturing. The strategic research agreement
will be governed by a joint steering committee featuring representatives from both companies.
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Successful dealer days at FAT-Haco

Last month, FAT Haco welcomed its dealers to Wrocław, Poland for the company’s annual ‘Dealer Days’, where more than 40 visitors from around the world were able to see the latest machine innovations and a number of interesting presentations. The machines on display ranged from the smallest CNC slant bed FTM165 with barfeed, through all types of flat-bed TUR MN and heavy-duty TUR 3MN turning machines, up to the FTM1000 x 7500 five-axis turn-mill centre.
Live cutting demonstrations also formed an important part of the event. For example, the company showed the hard turning of a steel roller (65 HRc) on a TUR 3MN lathe. On another machine, FAT Haco presented the machining of a long-lead screw with the use of special follow rest. Further demonstrations included geometric tests and movement of the axes on the FTM1000 turn-mill centre.
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WST Stein to showcase stock at ReTEC

WST Stein Werkzeugmaschinen, will use ReTEC to shine the spotlight on a number of high-quality pre-owned machines that it currently has in stock. Visitors to stand D40 in hall 5 will be able to see machines that include a 2012 Doosan Puma 2600Y CNC turning centre with Y-axis capability (pictured). This Fanuc 0i-TD controlled machine offers a turning diameter of 255 mm and turning length of 760 mm. Also on the stand will be a Ziersch&Baltrusch URS 750 universal cylindrical grinding machine with a 245 mm grinding diameter capacity and 750 mm grinding length.
Established for over 25 years, WST Stein specialises in the import and export of new and used CNC and manual machinery. The company has stock space of around 10,000 sq m and 80T crane capacity at its headquarters in St Ingbert, Germany. Full quality management and expert machine packaging are assured, says the company. Customers are also welcome to inspect machines at WST Stein’s site before delivery.
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