IMTS 2010 was the perfect showcase of current manufacturing times. The aisles were abuzz with exhibitors and attendees both displaying and looking for new and exciting technologies. Thank you to all that stopped by to see us in the Cimatron Group booth!
One of the attractions at IMTS was the rapidly growing representations of the robotics industry. With growth expectations of $100 Billion in the next 20 years, robotics is not just a technology of the future, but of today.
Another hot technology (thanks in part to the demands of the medical sector) displayed at the show was micro manufacturing. Cimatron's Micro Milling solution was seen in action both in Cimatron's booth as well as in micro-machining tool partner Microlution's booth. Micro work is small, but can reap large dividends - take for instance the rewards of Micromolding.
The impressive turnout by die makers at IMTS proved that the die making business is thriving. Many like Rezmin Tool & Die (see Feature Article) are turning to CAD/CAM software to automate processes and bring work back from overseas competition.
Every manufacturer has its unique challenges. With that said, it is always interesting to know what challenges are faced by industry peers. Thanks to Mold Making Technology Magazine and the AMBA, we now know what the Top 10 Pain Points for mold manufacturers are.
Preparing for the future is what attending a show like IMTS is all about. It's often easier to remember machines and software, but not necessarily employees themselves. Accommodating your people
and even planning for their retirement is easier to tackle when a process is in place.
Enjoy the issue,
Director of Marketing
Cimatron Technologies, Inc.