May 26-31, the show spaces of Expocentre Fairgrounds, were engaged to support Metalloobrabotka/Metalworking-2008 ЁC the 10th international exhibition of specialized industrial suites, tools and instruments.
The Exhibition has been organized by Expocentre Fairgrounds and Stankoinstrument (Russian Association of Metalworking Tools and Accessories), with a good measure of backing coming from the Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation. Notably, it has received some valuable patronage from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and Moscow City Government.
Metalworking has been run in even-numbered year since 1984 on a twice-a-year basis.
Importantly, Metalloobrabotka/Metalworking poses as a Russian-based mega-project in the area of high technologies developed to support disparate metalworking tasks shared by the machine building, instrument building, aircraft components building and numerous other sectors maintained by the Russian economy.
Given its meaningful contribution to the ongoing expansion of domestic industries and superior administration of the relevant show activities, the Exhibition has received the UFI (World Association of Exhibitors) and RUEF (Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs) awards.
To emphasize, it is a top-ten European-based industry exhibition in terms of size and commercial fallout.
Over more than two decades the Exhibition has been steadily expanding in size and content. Within 1994-2006 its footprint had grown fivefold, with the numbers of participants surging by a factor of three times.
Clearly, Metalloobrabotka/Metalworking comes as a most effective tool designed to turn a range of dedicated national high-tech industry development programs into reality. As it helps introduce top-of-the-line developments into the domestic machine building sector, the Exhibition poses as a major driver for Russia to grow a new economy primarily based on the uses of innovative technologies.
This year pursuant to the well established tradition, the Exhibition's numerous display stands were featuring: assorted metalworking suites with computer-aided or smart task management capabilities; new generation high-tech machining tools; advanced cutters, peripheral fixtures and accessories; growth-capable systems for automated management of industrial lines held by a machine building enterprise; top-of-the-line software applications, components and a host of other items. Interestingly, the entire palette of displayed equipment and tools could be activated to run in real time. Given the Exhibition's generous spaces, participants can bring in large-sized assemblies and get them powered and activated at any time.
The event were introducing the Russian Tools and Science, Vocational Training and Manufacturing sections.
Given its net footprint of about 31,000 square meters, Metalworking-2008 was attended by close to 770 firms from the following 31 world countries: Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, China, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, Russia, Slovakia, the United States of America, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, France, Finland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Japan.
National exhibit areas were maintained by the following ten countries: Belarus, Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, Slovakia, Taiwan, Turkey, Switzerland, the Czech Republic.
The Exhibition enjoyed a great deal of support from such high-visibility international industry organizations as AFM (Spain), CECIMO (Belgium), MTA (UK), SWISSMEM (Switzerland), SST (Czech Republic), TAMI (Taiwan), VDW (Germany), UCIMU (Italy).
Foreign exhibitors included Amada, Fanuk, Mazak (Japan), Balluff, Dmg, Emag, Hurco, Junker, Man Ferrostaal, Trumpf, (Germany), Alfleth, Bystronic, Galika, Muller Masch., Reishauer (Switzerland), Comau, Favretto Meccanodora, Rotomors (Italy), Sandvik, Seco (Sweden), Alta, Pramet, Skoda, Toshulin (Czech Republic) and other majors.
Russia was represented by close to 400 enterprises and organizations, some of the larger ones including DZFS, Ivanovsky Zavod Tyazhelogo Mashinostroyeniya, Krasny Proletary, Moskovsky Zavod Ordzhonikidze, ZAO TBS, Ryazansky Stankostroitelny Zavod, ZAO Stankozavod Sedin, SASTA, Savelovsky Mashinostroitelny Zavod, Sterlikamaksky Stankostroitelny ZavodPumori CIZ and other well-to-do companies.
Making the hit of the Exhibition's business-support program was the conference "Russian Innovative Machine Building. Integrated Technologies. Research and Development. Manufacturing" arranged by the Stankoinstrument Association. The leading Russian and foreign experts, developers and industry executives were addressing the more topical issues of current metalworking and machine building. Also, experts could attend the "Innovative Technologies in Korean Machine Building" presentation made by KOMMA ЁC Korean Machine Manufacturing Association.