Thursday, October 10, 2013

wisconsin manufacturing & technology show








I went to the Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology show this morning. I got busted taking pictures early on, so I apologize for not having many cool pics to show, but I did meet some interesting people and made plenty of connections that I will be following up on. The show featured many machine tool manufactures, fabrication equipment resellers, abrasives companies, finishers, software resellers, and some 3D scanning and printing companies.. I talked to representatives from Haas, Central 3D Systems, Plastics International, Alro Steel, Epilog, DelCAM, and BL 3Dimension Corp. The new Haas multi axis milling machine was amazing. I stood and watched it machine a fully 3D part from a large chuck of aluminum and was utterly blown away by it.  I think this event will yield some really good relationships for the future. I'm definitely going to sift through all of the promo materials and freebies for the next few days.





2 comments:

Eric Larson said...

LOVE that hardinge lathe. (same one gene has) i really want a turret hardinge that's actually dialed in!

Have Blue said...

I can only agree with Eric - seeing a nice Hardinge makes me all tingly!

Glad you got to spend a little time checking out the various machine tools - I didn't want to take too much time away from work, so I kind of did a speed run through the show Wednesday morning... More 3D printers than ever, I noticed!

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