In May, I got the chance to visit Brazil and attend the FEIMAFE trade show for the second time thanks to ABIMAQ, the Brazilian Association of Machines and Equipment Manufacturers. In addition to taking in the machining technologies at the show in Sao Paulo, I was able to visit to few area machine tool builder facilities: Industrias Romi (Brazil’s largest machine tool builder), Ergomat and Heller. I also got a chance to visit the main campus of SENAI, Brazil’s National Service of Industrial Apprenticeship, which is a non-profit organization created to promote professional development and technological education to young students. Its main facility is impressive, clean and filled with a number of advanced machine tools and other equipment for effective student training.
Some of what I encountered during my trip is captured in the slideshow below. Click through it and learn more about my visits.