After a two-year wait, Asia's hottest show about machine tools is just one day away and warming up to re-define the industry. It's TIMTOS'05 and it's opening to record size this March 15 to 20 across the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 (Ground Floor and Second Floor), Hall 2 & Hall 3. Buyers will be able to source every facet of the industry at an event with 619 international and domestic exhibitors that will use 2,588 booths with a total 48,500 square meters of floor space - a 28% space increase over the previous show.
The 107 overseas exhibitors reflect the latest technology of 18 nations as diverse as the USA, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Spain, France and Switzerland. Among them is the Swiss Trade Office in Taiwan that is organizing a 66-booth country pavilion. There is also an excellent line-up of global names such as DMG, Mitsubishi Electric, ITI Ahfha Inc., Taiwan Dynamics, Mitsutoyo, Yamazaki, Takeda Chemical Ind., Big Daishowa Seiki, Heidenhain, Selco, and Okuma. They will be showcasing a sophisticated array of combo machining centers, lathes, milling machines, grinding machines, electric discharge machines (EDM), presses, metal cutting and forming machine tools, inspection & testing equipment, and machine tool components & parts applicable for automobile, aviation, electronics, and communication products.
A glimpse of the Show!
Two of the major features presented by the 502 Taiwan exhibitors will be CNC machining centers and CNC lathes, which include Victor's new V-Center-205 designed with a longer fixed table to provide precision multi-tasking machining with rapid traverse from all axes. Its traveling column enables pendulum loading and machining in cycle to maximize spindle utilization and ensures better finishing quality.
Meanwhile, C-Double Enterprise Co. will showcase its Mazak high speed high precision laser cutting system. It provides an auto set-up including automatic torch changer and automatic nozzle changer, along with intelligent inspection to ensure quality and productivity. She Hong Machining Center's 5-face machining center is designed with massive "Meehanit" cast iron. Its inner rib structural base enables high machine rigidity and maximum stability during processing.
THK extra-heavy loading roller linear slide offers full support on three axes to feature high operation stability and evenness. Great Tung Ching Trading Co. is displaying its combined double-spindle CNC lathes that feature sideway milling and cutting functions that are custom matched for mass production. Roundtop Machinery's HMC500 CNC Horizontal Machining Center features a double column, bi-direction spindle. Equipped with powered turret and C-axis function or live tools, HMC500 further ensures the best in flexible mass production.
Ann Yang Machinery Co. Ltd. will showcase high speed CNC lathes with one piece stand which offer a complete range of specifications up to 10 meters, along with an automatic geared spindle drive at 40 to 50 hp.
Check out Taiwan's Top Ratings!
(1) Exports of Taiwan machine tools in 2004 reached US$2.25 billion for 2004 , up by 34?H compared to 2003, surpassing Italy and placing the nation in 3rd place, just next to Germany and Japan.
(2) Taiwan's burgeoning machine tool industry reached US$2.8 billion in 2004, placing Taiwan 5th place in the world, next to Germany, Japan, Italy and China.
(3) Production value of Taiwan machine tools came to over US$ 2.08 billion in 2003, letting it place 6th in the world.
(4) Imports reached US$1.98 billion in 2004, a magnificent 130% growth in comparison with 2003.
See the best at TIMTOS'05 Awards Night!
See the best of the best at the 2nd Taiwan Machine Tool Industry Awards 2005 for Excellence in Research and Innovation at TIMTOS'05. This outstanding gala evening honors product excellence and is dedicated to progressing and encouraging outstanding machine tools.
It's here where you'll see a leading line-up of outstanding makers vie for coveted awards in three product categories, namely machining center, NC lathes, and other numeric controlled machine tool devices.
Package for those who pre-register for TIMTOS'05
Come on-line and sign up at http://www.TaipeiTradeShows.com.tw/timtos, and that pre-registration lets you pick up a FREE copy of the official exhibition directory upon arrival at the show.
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