Sheet Metal Forming Lamiera heads for record number of exhibitors

Editor: Susanne Hertenberger

Italy – Expectation is growing for Lamiera's debut in Milan – the international biennial exhibition dedicated to the metal forming machine tool industry and to all innovative technologies related to the sector: it will be on stage at Fieramilano Rho from 17 to 20 May 2017.

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By comparing the number of applications for exhibiting collected by the deadline (30 November 2016), the 2017 edition of Lamiera definitely surpassed the previous one, reporting a 50% increase. Besides the confirmations of the usual exhibitors, there will be numerous new exhibitors, many of them coming directly from abroad.

Milan and the odd years are thus proving to be the choice appreciated by operators of the sector. Actually they have replied to the organisers' call largely in advance by booking spaces in the two halls reserved for the event, way before the deadline.

As usual, the collection of applications has continued after the deadline and the trend registered by the organisers in December was positive – a testimony of the interest shown in the event by the public.

New exhibition areas

The focus will include sheet metal forming machines, bar, tube and section working machines, presses, blanking and punching machines, laser, robots, automation, moulds and dies, heat treatments, surface-finishing and treatment, wires and metal carpentry and subcontracting.

To complete the trade fair promoted by "Ucimu-sistemi per produrre" and organised by "Ceu-centro esposizioni Ucimu", there will also be new exhibition areas spotlighting products and solutions related to metal forming technologies. As in the case of Fastener Industry, its best product ranges for screws, bolts, fastening and clamping systems will be showcased; Blech Italy Service will concentrate on technical subcontracting and services for the industry; and Ecocoatech, in co-operation with Anver, the Italian Association for Industrial Coaters, will present innovative inter-operational processes for sheet metal painting and coating.

The comprehensive and varied product offerings on show will attract operators from all over the world. Networking between exhibitors and visitors will be also encouraged through the initiative, promoted by the association in co-operation with the Ministry of Economic Development and ICE-Italian Trade Agency. This project consists of the invitation of delegations of foreign operators from dynamic and promising markets, such as: Algeria, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Germany, India, Iran, Morocco, Mexico, Poland, Russia and Serbia.

Platform for industrial design

In keeping with the show's tradition, Lamiera will propose an in-depth, structured itinerary regarding the issues that may be of interest for the operators of the sector, including conferences and meetings by Accademia Lambda.

Pianeta Giovani Lavoro will be an area dedicated as the meeting point for the demand and supply of work, where young students visiting the exhibition will be able to get information on the actual possibilities offered by companies of the sector. This area is made available through the co-operation with Randstad and Ecole.

In addition, for its first edition in the capital city of design, Lamiera will present "Lamiera Living" that will show a selection of design objects that won the prestigious "ADI Compasso d'oro" international award – pieces made with metal forming machines and technologies. The initiative is carried out in co-operation with the Lombard delegation of ADI, the Italian Association for Industrial Design.

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