Bi-Mu at a Glance

See a slideshow of some of the technology viewed at the 2010 edition of Bi-Mu, the biennial Italian manufacturing technology trade show.

Slideshow From: 11/16/2010 Modern Machine Shop, ,

With approximately 3,000 machine tools displayed in an exhibition area measuring more than 90,000 square meters, the 27th edition of Bi-Mu was too big an event to cover in its entirety. While the slides that follow offer only a cursory glance at the huge array of technology on display, it’s worth highlighting some notable examples that illustrate a few broader trends apparent at the show: namely, flexibility and automation. This is evidenced by a prevalence of interchangeable spindle heads and other modular components; transfer machines that can take on smaller batches of more varied parts; and workholding solutions that reduce setup and fixturing time.

Pama Speedmat FPT Spirit Interchangeable milling head Fidia milling head large rotary table wind turbine bearing ring Gerardi Double Zero Point System U-axis turning Trevisan machine valve body OML Variclamp OML Genius Vise Omni-Flex Tri-Center Flexible transfer machine video display Multicenter transfer machine quick change-over barfeeder barfeeder steady rests
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