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Austech 2015 to host world’s leading machine tool builders

Austech 2015, to be held at Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre from 26 to 29 May, will showcase the latest machine tool configurations as well as stylings that are notably different and fresh.

“Given the current conditions inside Australia’s metal manufacturing sector, it’s important that business owners and operators can examine the next investment steps in manufacturing technology they must take to rebuild their competitive position in the global arena,” Phil Hayes, Managing Director of Okuma Australia & NZ commented.

“The machine tool field has been somewhat difficult for the past three years but that has not prevented us from making available the very latest, market-leading and innovative technology from Okuma.”

Okuma will showcase three levels of new technology, including 5-axis machining, Phil Hayes explained.

“New advanced technology machine models of 5-axis milling with turning and 10-axis turning with milling, amazing advances in the user-interface of Okuma’s own OSP controller technology and packaged, kit-style automation solutions…”

Another exhibitor at this year’s event will be DMG MORI which recently released its innovative user interface CELOS, which provides a uniform user interface for all new high-tech machines from DMG MORI.

In addition, companies like Alfex CNC, John Hart, Amada, Headland, GWB, Techni Waterjet or Stratasys will show how they are shaping workpieces with additive processes, subtractive processes, and both processes on the same machine.

John Hart’s Mark Dobrich explained why he believes the show is worthwhile – “…AUSTECH provides Australian industry with a local opportunity to view and assess new and emerging global technologies with a view to keeping their businesses lean, efficient and competitive.”

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