Experts from the Derbyshire-based Carfulan Group are set to deliver the UK premiere of a range of manufacturing technologies at one of the industry’s most hotly anticipated exhibitions.
MACH 2018, to be held at Birmingham’s NEC from April 9 to 13, is a biennial event focused specifically on engineering-based manufacturing, bringing together the best innovations and latest developments under one roof.
This year, on stand H19-410, engineers from all four of the Carfulan Group’s companies will be on hand to unveil ground-breaking solutions covering multi-sensor inspection equipment, 3D printing, offline tool pre-setting and inspection and turned-part measurement, all designed to help businesses make better products more efficiently.
They include the new OGP UK Fusion machine, the most advanced, flexible and capable multi-sensor SmartScope ever when it comes to the accurate, non-contact measurement of even the most complex parts.
Offering unparalleled speed and precision with maximum throughput, and backed up by intuitive ZONE3 software, the Fusion is a world leader in making repeatable and reliable data collection available in real time for controlling production processes.
The star of the show for SYS Systems, the UK platinum partner for Stratasys, will be the Fortus 450, which 3D prints jigs, fixtures, factory tooling, end-use parts and functional prototypes faster than ever before.
The machine uses a vast range of engineering-grade and high-performance thermoplastics such as carbon-filled Nylon 12, an ultra-tough material primarily used in aerospace, automotive and consumer goods industries.
Alongside its best-in-class tool pre-setting and inspection devices, ZOLLER’s new Smart Cabinets range will go on public display in the UK for the very first time at MACH.
This diverse range of manual and automated solutions record, manage and store tools, perishables, accessories, fixtures and test devices ergonomically and intuitively, meaning no more manual searching, no more incorrect storage and no more down time due to missing items.
For VICIVISION UK, a supplier of high-performance optical and non-contact measuring machines for cylindrical parts such as shafts, valves and screws, the exhibition will act as the launch platform for its impressive Techno series and new Metrios 2D measurement system.
Chris Fulton, Managing Director of the Carfulan Group, whose headquarters is in Foston, said: “Manufacturing is enjoying a boom period in the UK and it’s so exciting to be a part of.
“At the Carfulan Group we pride ourselves on providing the full range of complementary manufacturing technologies, catering for every stage of the production process and helping businesses across a multitude of sectors to work smarter and push the boundaries of what’s possible.
“MACH is a major focus for us and we’re delighted that we’ll be able to reveal some of the industry’s very latest innovations across what are sure to be five fantastic days.”
Two years ago MACH, organised by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), attracted more than 25,000 visitors, with a staggering £150 million of business attributed directly to the show.
The 2018 event promises to be even bigger and better with new zones, innovative technologies and a vibrant seminar program all on the agenda.