Visitors will be able see a number of innovative and challenging machining demonstrations, attend a series of leading-edge seminars - focused this year on Industry 4.0 issues and developments - and to visit over 40 different technical partner stands, each showcasing the very latest manufacturing technologies and solutions.
The format will be similar to that of previous years in that there will be a central theme. Explains Mike Fleming, Seco Tools (UK)’s sales and marketing manager: “To ensure our ‘Inspiration through Innovation’ remains current, relevant and continues to capture the imagination of manufacturers, we have created a theme for this year’s event. One of the hot topics in manufacturing (now and in the future) is Industry 4.0.
“There’s a lot of hype surrounding the issue, and we wanted to simplify matters by devoting our whole seminar programme at the event to providing detailed explanations and outlining the implications for all manufacturers about what industry commentators are calling ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’.
“The eight seminars taking place over the two days include keynote presentations from EEF and the AMRC, as well as from leading experts from Seco.”
Elsewhere, 12 live machining demonstrations feature from technical partners DMG Mori, Fanuc, Geo Kingsbury, Grob, Romi and Spinner (Whitehouse Machine Tools).
These, including a number of machining demonstrations organised by Seco, will showcase existing turning, milling and hole-making cutting tool solutions and, in some instances, be used to launch new ones.
The mainstay of the event involves the 40+ technical partners, which include leading machine tool builders and best-in-class CADCAM, workholding, tooling, automation, CNC training, cutting fluid, and metrology and inspection solution specialists, showcasing and demonstrating their latest products and technologies to visitors.
Seco will also exhibit its latest products and a range of its commercial and technical consultancy services at the event in the specially-designated ‘Product’ and ‘Business Solutions’ zones.
‘Inspiration through Innovation’ is very much focused on the future and is aimed at precision component manufacturers looking to get more out of their manufacturing processes, systems and people. The emphasis throughout reflects Seco’s ethos that a collaborative approach to problem-solving and sharing best practice with customers deliver inspirational and innovative solutions.
Doors open on both days for the free-to-attend event at 9.30 am, closing at 7.30 pm on the first day and 5.00 pm on the second. Register by visiting Seco’s website www.secotools.com/gb