The third Deburring Expo, which took place early October, registered, among various positive notes, quality leads and valuable visitor discussions and enquiries for happy exhibitors, following on its success two years ago.
With 2,082 visitors from 27 countries, the leading show for deburring technologies and precision surface finishing was noted an achievement in a business setting characterised by subdued economic expectations and uncertainty, show organisers, Fair Xperts, disclosed.
Deburring and the production of precision surface finishes are very special manufacturing issues and they’re becoming increasingly important for many companies, noted by the concrete tasks in the form of sample parts or drawings of the visitors. For the 183 exhibitors (a 20% increase compared to 2017) from 14 countries, this resulted in first-class leads and on-site discussions of possible solutions with opportunities for valuable projects. A bilingual expert forum, which offered practical know-how on various issues covering all aspects of deburring and surface finishing with 29 simultaneously interpreted presentations (German <> English), during the 3-day event was also well attended – by 49% of the show visitors – and registered a demand for knowledge and solutions in the area of process optimisation.
Some 20% of the expert visitors were from outside Germany. With visitor numbers, following Germany, which had the largest share of expert visitors, were Switzerland, France, Austria and Italy. The breakdown by industry sector revealed that the automotive industry and its suppliers were less well represented than in previous years, but an increase in the proportion of visitors from other industry sectors such as machinery and equipment manufacturing, metalworking, medical technology, tool and mould making, aviation and aerospace, electronics and electrical engineering, as well as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics was noted.
“The quality of the meetings is very good. Where other, bigger trade fairs have large numbers of visitors who only want to gather general information, all of the visitors at our booth were looking for solutions to actual tasks,” reported Christian Höhn, Product Management for Mass Finishing at Rösler Oberflächentechnik GmbH.
Perfect Finishing GmbH MD Maria Loula said: “We’ve been able to field lots of top quality leads this year too, which involve precision applications. Amongst other things, this is made apparent by the fact that roughly 90% of our visitors came to our booth with components or drawings.”
“The trade fair is highly specialised and we’re rewarded with very substantial leads here,” Stefano De Antoni, CCO of Italy-based Dan Technology, Dan di De Antoni S.r.l. noted.
“Not only did we establish interesting contacts at the event, we were also able to spontaneously arrange for processing of several samples, including the removal of powder residues from additively manufactured parts,” Mirijam Maier from ACP Systems AG explained.
The next Deburring Expo will take place at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre, Germany, from 12-14 October 2021 .