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AUSTECH 2015: WORLD’S LATEST MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT ON SHOW

04-02-2015
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Visitors to this year’s Austech exhibition can expect to find the latest technology from many of the world’s leading machinery suppliers.

Austech 2015, to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 26-29 offers a world of manufacturing opportunities under one roof.

This includes tooling, workholding, software and systems integration solutions.

Australia’s premier advanced precision manufacturing and machine tool show will once again showcasing the latest machine tool configurations.

“Given the current conditions inside Australia’s metal manufacturing sector, it’s important that business owners and operators can examine the next investment steps in manufacturing technology they must take to rebuild their competitive position in the global arena,” said Phil Hayes, Managing Director of Okuma Australia & NZ.

“The machine tool field has been somewhat difficult for the past three years but that has not prevented us from making available the very latest, market-leading and innovative technology from Okuma.”

Okuma will showcase three levels of new technology, including 5-axis machining, Mr Hayes said. “New advanced technology machine models of 5-axis milling with turning and 10-axis turning with milling, amazing advances in the user-interface of

Okuma’s own OSP controller technology and packaged, kit-style automation solutions. “These are central to the technology investments Australian manufacturers must make to keep pace with overseas manufacturing trends that are well advanced.”

Rebuilding a competitive position requires local manufacturers to do several things:

·       Investing in new and highly-efficient equipment

·       Automating

·       Training and retraining

One of the recent major trends in machine tool technology is 5-axis machining. Now, many manufacturers might think they don’t have 5-axis work. And yes, very often 3-axis machining or machining cells of several more affordable machine tools might be more efficient, depending on the job.

However, every shop has work that would benefit from a 5-axis machine, as a 5-axis machining centre also facilitates 5-sided machining, for instance. Even if there are no parts requiring simultaneous 5-axis work, such as impellers or turbines, the parts produced on 3-axis machines can be more profitable when 5-sided machined on a 5-axis machining centre.

Automation solutions and efficient and innovative control systems are indeed important pieces in the manufacturing puzzle for those who want to stay competitive. And there are amazing developments happening.

Companies like Alfex CNC, John Hart, Amada, Headland, GWB, Techni Waterjet or Stratasys will show how we are shaping workpieces with additive processes, subtractive processes, and both processes on the same machine. They show how we use lasers, waterjets, ultrasonics, electrical discharges and vibrations to shape and change materials.

“As Australia’s premier manufacturing technology event, Austech provides Australian industry with a local opportunity to view and assess new and emerging global technologies with a view to keeping their businesses lean, efficient and competitive,” is how John Hart’s Mark Dobrich put it when asked why companies should visit the show.

www.amtil.com.au/austech

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