Machine Tools Africa to showcase latest technology

Taking place at Expo Centre, Nasrec in Johannesburg from 9-12 May, Machine Tools Africa 2017 will bring machinery alive through the daily demonstrations and interactive displays. On view will be equipment in machining such as turning and milling, grinding and drilling, as well as all types of sheet metal machinery, laser, plasma cutting, bending and punching and presses.

Also exhibiting will be various suppliers of Tooling and CAD CAM software who are an integral part of the successful machine shop. Visitors will be able to meet with companies such as Amada, TH Machine Tools, Victor Fortune, Retecon, Puma Machine Tools, PIM, Magnum Machine Tools, DURMA, Siemens, CML Machine Tools, Walker Machine Tools, First Cut, Toolquip & Allied, Craft Machine Tools, PBS Machine Tools, YASKAWA Southern Africa, FANUC South Africa, MicroStep South Africa, WD Hearn Machine Tools, F&H Machine Tools, Haas Factory Outlet CNC Machine Tools SA, RGC Engineering, Extreme Machine Technologies, CNC Clear Cut, MJH Machine Tools, Efamatic Machine Tools, Flexilube, Samsung Machine Tools, amongst many others.

Free-to-attend technical seminars hosted by the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE) at Machine Tools Africa will present valuable content for delegates and CPD points can be earned. Topics will include a discussion around Industry 4.0 and whether Africa is ready for digital transformation.

Intelligent Manufacturing will come under the spotlight with the presenter looking at demystifying productivity and performance. The Future of Manufacturing session will look at opportunities driving economic growth, whilst another session will address the skills shortages among artisans, technicians and engineers.

Attendees can also benefit from the South Africa Manufacturing Forecast 2017 – 2020. Details of the full seminar programme will be available online shortly at www.machinetoolsafrica.co.za Over 100 companies will be exhibiting at Machine Tools Africa 2017. These will mainly be the local machine tool suppliers together with their international principals.