Lamiera 2022, appointment from may 18 to 21 at Fieramilano Rho

LAMIERA 2022, the international exhibition dedicated to the industry of machine tools for sheet metal forming and innovative technologies related to the sector, will be held a week earlier: the appointment is therefore set at fieramilano Rho from 18 to 21 May 2022.

The move is due to the need to reorganize the exhibition calendar of the events hosted by fieramilano, after the sanitary conditions imposed the postponement of all the events located in the first quarter of the year.

The presence, in May and June, of previously unplanned events, characterized, among other things, by extensive occupation of exhibition spaces and very long set-up times, has forced fieramilano to ask all the organizing bodies involved to think about new “fits” to allow the proper conduct of each of the events on the new agenda.

LAMIERA will therefore be held seven days earlier than usual to ensure exhibitors the correct organizational schedule for the event, which is followed by the Salone del Mobile, to be held at the beginning of June and which has equally long set-up times.

Promoted by UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the association of Italian manufacturers of machine tools, robots and automation, and organized by CEU-CENTRO ESPOSIZIONI UCIMU, LAMIERA will still be held in May and, with over 200 registrations already collected, aims to reconfirm the success of the previous two Lombardy editions.

“In agreement with fieramilano – said Alfredo Mariotti, general manager of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE – given the importance of the event, we deemed it necessary to keep the event in the same period, i.e. the second half of May. Considering the rapid return to normal standards that we have been witnessing in recent weeks, the increasingly widespread distribution of vaccines and the experience we have now gained from these two years of pandemic, we know that LAMIERA will take place at a safe time for the health emergency”.

“Let’s not forget, then, that our staff and that of fieramilano now have solid experience, gained in the field of the many events organized during the covid era, in defining the safety standards and procedures to be adopted to make the stay inside the exhibition center safe and comfortable.”

“The decision to bring LAMIERA forward by a week – added Alfredo Mariotti – entails a major investment in terms of communication and promotion by us organizers to the entire audience involved: exhibitors, visitors, journalists. An investment that we are very happy to make, certain that our activity will be able to minimize, if not completely eliminate, any inconvenience caused to the operators involved. The companies exhibiting at LAMIERA will be able to count on an event rich in content, ideas and, therefore, visitors”.

“On the other hand – concluded Alfredo Mariotti – this decision to meet the needs of the district that hosts us and of the organizers of other exhibition events accredits the sector represented at LAMIERA among those who, understanding the problems induced by the health crisis on the trade fair sector, contribute to its relaunch and development, aware of the decisive and irreplaceable role of trade fairs in favour of the business activities of manufacturing companies”.

More information on the event and details on how to register are available on

Schröder Group introduces new generation of the folding machine PowerBend Professional

The Schröder Group is launching the continuation of a success story: With the PowerBend Professional, the sheet metal processing specialists have relaunched one of their most popular folding machines and made it even more flexible in terms of possible applications. The folding machine for up to 4 mm thick steel sheets is appreciated by plumbers as well as industrial companies. For the first time in the history of motorized folding, a folding machine has been equipped with an optical bending angle measuring system for inline quality assurance. This enables the machine to automatically check the angles on the workpiece to an accuracy of 0.2°.

Hans Schröder Maschinenbau presents a new version of the PowerBend Professional folding machine. With an increased clamping beam stroke from 350 to 500 mm, it offers more space. Several drives are now completely servo- controlled and and reinforced. This enables continous commuting of the folding beam as well as faster and more accurate positioning of the center of rotation. Converter-controlled 2 × 3.0 kW drives move the folding beam – With the up-and- down folding beam and the suction plate back gauge, all bends on one side can be done automatically on the machine. An interface for handling systems enables further automation and an OPC UA interface opens the machine for smart factory solutions.

For the first time, automatic quality assurance during production is possible with the new optical bending angle measuring system. It is 3-axis CNC controlled with automatic longitudinal axis and secured parking position of the laser sensor. The measurement of the bent angles, which is accurate to 0.2°, helps to verify, for example, whether the bending angle adjustment for compensating the springback coefficient was correctly selected. The measuring system is programmed on the POS 3000 machine software control.

TIMTOS x TMTS 2022, Taiwan’s first co-branded machine tool show

TIMTOS x TMTS 2022, Taiwan’s largest first and only co-branded machine tool show, will be held in Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 and 2 from February 21 to 26, 2022. A total of 900+ exhibitors will pack the exhibition halls with 5,200 booths. Notably, it will be not only the largest trade show in Taiwan since the outbreak of the pandemic, but one of the most significant events for the global machine tool industry in early 2022.

In an international press conference for TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 today, the organizers, James C. F. Huang, Chairman of TAITRA, Larry Wei, Chairman of TAMI and Wen-Hsien Hsu, Chairman of TMBA sat side by side with two industry giants, Jimmy Chu, Chairman of Fair Friend Group and Jui-Hsiung Yen, Chairman of TTGroup, making an insightful panel discussion on the theme “Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities for Global Machine Tool Industry after The Pandemic.”

Chairman Huang of TAITRA said that Taiwan plays a crucial role in supporting the global machine tool supply chain, as Taiwan is renowned for its customization and innovation. What’s more, Taiwan’s expertise in communications and information technology enable Taiwan machine tool manufacturers to develop the best solutions for end users around the world,. Huang also pointed out that the TIMTOS x TMTS mega show will be showcasing a wide array of R&D outputs of high profile manufacturing from Taiwan Team.

TAMI Chairman Wei added that the previous supply chain has been fundamentally changed since the global pandemic has created an opportunity for Taiwan players to explore new businesses in the post -pandemic era.

Meanwhile, Chairman Hsu, TMBA, encouraged continuous progression toward intelligent manufacturing, SaaS and interface unity. The co-branded event, TIMTS x TMTS 2022, will be another eye-catcher, right after Taiwan machine tool industry’s outstanding performance in helping fight against the pandemic with great success last year.

The emerging industries, for example, electric vehicles have caused great impacts on the global machine tool supply chain to date. Jimmy Chu, Chairman of Fair Friend Group and Jui-Hsiung Yen, Chairman of TTGroup shared options and experiences about enterprise transformation in the wake of such opportunities and challenges, which fully demonstrated Taiwan companies’ resilience and flexibility when dealing with the supply chain issues.

Aside from Fair Friend Group and TTGroup, key exhibitors at home and abroad include HIWIN, PMI, Victor Taichung, YLM, SOCO, SHINBU, KFO, CHMER, FANUC, MAZAK, YOU JI, TAKISAWA, YCM, TRUMPF, Delta, Mitsubishi, and Siemens.

The machinery industry has become Taiwan’s third trillion-dollar industry, second to the semiconductor and panel industries. Total exports of Taiwan machine tools from January to October this year reached US$2,245 billion, a phenomenal increase by 27.6% over the same period last year. With increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates and growing demands, it is expected that Taiwan machine tool industry exports will hit a new record in the next few months.

In response to border control, TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 will launch a lineup of online services and activities in conjunction with the physical exhibition, including On-site Guide for Online Visitors, Live Tour @ Showground, Live Stage for product launches, virtual display, and online 1-on-1 procurement meetings.

The online registration for TIMTOS x TMTS 2022 visitors is available on the official website For updates on the latest, please visit the official website, or follow the shows on social media.

Positive edition for emo milano 2021: over 60,000 visitors and 91 represented countries.

EMO MILANO 2021, the world trade show dedicated to the metalworking sector held at the Exhibition Centre of fieramilano Rho, closed last Saturday, 9 October.

Promoted by CECIMO, the European Association of Machine Tool Industries, and organised by the operational structures of UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the Italian machine tools, robots and automation systems Manufacturers’ Association, EMO MILANO 2021 registered more than 60,000 visitors coming from 91 countries.

Luigi Galdabini, General Commissioner of EMO MILANO 2021, stated: “The exhibition data confirm the value of the event, considered as the appointment of reference for the worldwide manufacturing industry of machine tools, robots and automation systems”.

“In such a complicated, historic moment, where the public health emergency is not yet completely over – continued Luigi Galdabini – EMO showed its importance, drawing all those operators to Milan, who could have the green light to move from their countries of origin. Moreover, the participation of the operators, coming not only from Europe, also proves the attractiveness of Italy, regarded as one of the most interesting and promising markets, as well as a leading manufacturing country in the sector”.

Alfredo Mariotti, Director of the Exhibition, pointed out: “A very large number of exhibitors have expressed their full satisfaction with the results achieved over these six exhibition days. “Qualified and very motivated visitors”, “A duly organised trade show in all its details and not least those related to safety”: these are the most common expressions of appreciation received both from habitual exhibitors of the world metalworking trade show and from companies who did not have particular, previous participation experiences”.

“The work carried out by the EMOteam – concluded Director Alfredo Mariotti – has been appreciated by Italian and foreign operators, who also expressed their satisfaction on the social media, thus supporting the climate of trust that characterises the sector and regarded EMO MILANO 2021 as the event launching the post-pandemic era”.

Despite the mobility restrictions still in force, EMO MILANO confirmed its international character even on this occasion. Foreign exhibitors accounted for 60% of the total, whereas foreign visitors made up 30% of the overall number.

An absolute attraction for the operators of the world manufacturing industry was the wide product offering on show, representing all the segments of the sector, expression of the production proposal of over 700 enterprises, exhibited within 6 halls completely set up for the event and covering 100,000 square meters of overall exhibition area.

Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Austria, Slovenia, Turkey, Poland, Russia and Denmark were the most represented countries at the trade show, which was also attended by numerous operators from Finland, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Hungary, Czech Republic, USA, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Ireland and Egypt.

Among the foreign visitors, there were also over 30 qualified foreign operators participating in the business missions organised by UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE in cooperation with MAECI and ICE-Italian Trade Agency, as well as 30 members of an autonomous delegation from Turkey. The matching activity organised by UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE has materialised into 1,200 meetings arranged at the stands of the Exhibitors that took part in the initiative.

Besides registering the users’ interest, EMO MILANO 2021 attracted the attention of the international press: about 400 accredited journalists, of whom 40% were from abroad.

Students also confirmed their interest for the event. Young visitors were 1,300, including students from Technical High Schools, Universities and ITS-Higher Technical Schools, who visited the exhibition accompanied by their teachers. Among them, 450 were escorted on guided tours by tutors of UCIMU- SISTEMI PER PRODURRE.

Beside the technology offering, EMO MILANO 2021 featured numerous side initiatives, such as EMO Digital, the exhibition area focused on digital technologies; EMO Additive Manufacturing, dedicated to one of the most promising fields of the manufacturing production; EMO Start-Up, which offered an overlook of new enterprises working on the development of products and projects related to the world of production systems and metalworking.

A novelty of EMO MILANO 2021 was the Speakers Corner, the arena set up in Hall 5, which proposed over 80 speeches and in-depth analyses and discussions by exhibitors and organisers. In addition, 20 meetings were hosted within the EMO ADDITIVE area, arranged by AITA-ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF ADDITIVE TECHNOLOGIES. Over 2,000 attendees registered for the meetings, in addition to about 3,000 remotely connected users (for an average of 500 users per day), who, over the six exhibition days, were able to follow the events held at the trade show thanks to the live streaming service.

The interest in the exhibition is highlighted also by the consultation statistics of the exhibition website. Over 800,000 views were recorded on from Italy, Germany and Switzerland, followed by the USA, France, Spain and Japan.

These figures are added to the 600,000 views registered on the Smart Catalog, the official catalogue of the exhibition, viewed mainly by mobile phones.

The social community of EMO MILANO reported a remarkable growth, from 2,770 users in 2015 to 9,440 followers recorded on 10 October 2021.

Among all Exhibition profiles – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn – LinkedIn had the highest activity. In the period 13 September 2021 – 10 October 2021, there were over 23,000 page views (+809%), about 7,500 single users for 330,000 views of the posts published on the official profile of the trade show.

The next edition of EMO MILANO will take place in October 2027.

A lot of movement in the wire, cable, tube and pipe industry:  wire 2022 and Tube 2022 experience a lot of tailwind from their industries

Since March 2021, companies wishing to present their machinery, equipment, services and products at the world’s leading trade fairs wire and Tube, which will be held in Düsseldorf from May 9 to 13, 2022, have been able to register with Messe Düsseldorf. It is already clear that the industries are committed to the No. 1 trade fairs. The response is good and the wire and Tube project team is confident that both trade fairs will once again present themselves as the international industry events in 2022. Planning for both trade shows will begin on June 30, 2021, which is also the official registration deadline for interested companies. Old exhibitors who would like to book their traditional space again should register before the registration deadline.

“Personal dialog with our exhibitors is what defines us as Messe Düsseldorf,” Daniel Ryfisch, Project Director of the world’s leading trade fairs wire, Tube and VALVE WORLD EXPO and their international satellites in China, Thailand, Brazil, Russia and India. He is looking forward to walking through well-filled exhibition halls again next year and welcoming guests from all over the world. The wire 2022 will take place in exhibition halls 9 to 17, the Tube in halls 1 to 7a.