This time around, as in previous years, Inspiration through Innovation 2017 had something for everyone.
The main highlights included:
- 11 challenging and demanding machining demonstrations involving innovative and advanced machine tools, tooling technologies, CAD/CAM software systems and workholding, metalworking fluids and metrology solutions;
- Nine best-practice seminars, each led by an industry expert and each covering, in some depth, a relevant and topical manufacturing issue;
- And, over 50 Technical Partners each showcasing their very latest products, services and technology solutions to visitors.
In addition, the event was also used by Seco to promote a number of its own recently-introduced business solutions and product innovations from the purpose-built Seco pavilion - an area specially-designed for the Open House.
Comments strategic marketing, products and services manager Mike Fleming: “We were delighted by visitor turnout and by the commitment and response shown from all our Technical Partners. Last year’s event was supported by 40 Technical Partners. This year that number rose to over 50 Partners, proving that Inspiration through Innovation is both valued and continues to grow in popularity.”
Adds Seco managing director Richard Jelfs: “Our objective with Inspiration through Innovation has always been to create an inspiring and practical event that is truly customer-focused and that demonstrates to visitors and partners alike that significant improvements in productivity, quality and performance can be best achieved through collaboration and by sharing best practice.
“This year we wanted the event to be bigger and better than in previous Open Houses - and I think we succeeded. More Technical Partners were involved. We also increased the number of machining demonstrations taking place and made sure they were more innovative, more challenging and, as a consequence, more appealing. And we ensured that each of our best-practice seminars was relevant and was focused on a contemporary manufacturing issue.”