Metal cutting machine tools find wide use in almost all manufacturing industries that are flourishing in the Middle East region.
Recent expansion in manufacturing and industrial production, increasing efficiency parameters and the quest to innovate are also key factors that fuel a hike in demand for tools that cut and shape rigid materials and make machines.
The economic diversification push has given an added impetus for the metal working industry to acquire latest tools for both metal cutting and metal forming, including automation and robotics, tooling systems, CAD/CAM and other technologies essential for manufacturing.
Metal cutting machine tools has thus become a key segment of SteelFab, the Middle East´s largest trade show for the metal working industry displaying lathes, milling, drilling, grinding, electronic document management system (EDMS), work centres, tool room machinery, high-precision machine tools, machining centres and affiliated machine tools.
SteelFab 2019 is scheduled to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah, UAE from January 14 to 17. It is expected to feature the complete range and requirement of machinery, equipment and tools for metal working, metal forming and steel fabrication. Visitors can expect to see over 1000 brands from the manufacturing world spread over six halls of Expo Centre Sharjah.
“SteelFab 2019 will feature the major metal-cutting machinery brands which are active in this region” said Saif Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah. “Industry majors such as Doosan, DMG, Haas, Hwaechon and others will be exhibiting at the show,” he added.
“Passtech will be displaying its Doosan’ Super Multi-Tasking Turning Center Model: PUMA SMX2600S. A first in the Middle East, it presents new and latest technology with 9 Axis machining, virtually being three machines in one,” said Silvio Tomassoni, managing director, Passtech – Overmach Group. “It’s powerful machining capability in various operations like turning, milling, drilling and tapping, providing highest accuracy and productivity. It provides optimal solutions for the aerospace and oil and gas industries,” he clarified.
‘Euro Gulf’ today is a popular name in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, known for CNC machine tools, industrial automation and robotics and will be exhibiting Hwacheon machinery at SteelFab 2019. “Being a leading machine tool distributor in the region, Euro Gulf partnered with Hwacheon Machinery in the year 2011, a 60-year-old South Korean machine tool manufacturer whose machines are synonymous with precision and quality. Being the best machine tool OEM in the world, Hwacheon has become the region’s favourite when it comes to CNC lathes, vertical and horizontal machining centres, 5 Axis machining centres, die and mould machining centres, universal lathes,” elaborated Vigneshwaran G B, regional manager, Euro Gulf Machines and Tools Trading.
“Additionally, we have partnered with other machine tool builders to offer boring machines, rolling machines, injection moulding machines, Coord3 measuring machines, laser machines, EDMs, marking machines grinding, double column machining centres, turning centres, horizontal boring and milling machines, 5 Axis turn mill centres, sheet metal forming machines, band saw machines, water jet cutting machines in the Mena region,” he added.