AUSTECH 08 – the biggest range of machine tools on show

WITH around 80 exhibitors taking more than 4200m2 of exhibition space, Austech 2008 – to run alongside National Manufacturing Week at the end of May – is shaping up to be the largest Sydney-based Austech exhibition ever held.

WITH around 80 exhibitors taking more than 4200m2 of exhibition space, Austech 2008 — to run alongside National Manufacturing Week at the end of May — is shaping up to be the largest Sydney-based Austech exhibition ever held.

According to the organisers, this year’s show, which focuses on high-tech machine tools and associated technology, is said to be a must-attend event for manufacturers looking for “value added, innovative and high-tech solutions”.

Austech and NMW 2008 will be held at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour from Tuesday May 27 to Friday May 30.

Austech is owned and operated by the Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute (AMTIL) and company CEO Shane Infanti, said the significant growth of the event highlights the high regard in which it is held by both exhibitors and visitors and expected this to only increase in the future.

“Austech 2008 provides a forum for visitors to not only to view the latest machine tool technology, but also talk with exhibitors about applications that help them provide value added, innovative and high-tech solutions,” Infanti said.

“The biggest challenge for manufacturers in this country is to maintain or indeed develop international competitiveness.

“I believe it is becoming more and more vital for Australian manufacturers to continue learning how to do things better and smarter.”

According to Infanti, visitors to the show will see the latest in machine tools and all the necessary allied equipment, controls, tools and software and related products that can help them develop their business to the next level.

Austech covers key areas in machine tool and sheetmetal working including the latest products and solutions in CNC machining centres, (horizontal and vertical machining); turning machines including CNC and automatic lathes; sheetmetal forming, bending, punching and shearing equipment; special-purpose machines including grinding, broaching, boring and milling machines and waterjet cutters; laser profiling, laser cutting, marking and engraving equipment; as well as a range of cutting fluids, finishing, coatings, robots, CAD/CAM software and tooling.

“Austech is Australia’s leading showcase for products and processes for the advanced manufacturing, machine tool and ancillary industry,” he added.

For more information contact Kim Warren on 03 9800 3666 or visit www.amtil.com.au.

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