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  • BUMATECH Bursa Machine Technologies Fair to Open Its Doors on November 29th

    Posted in Fairs and exhibitions, Fastener distribution, Fastener suppliers, Fasteners manufacturers on Oct 16, 2023

    BUMATECH Bursa Machine Technologies Fairs, an intercontinental gathering for the machine manufacturing sector, is getting prepared to host once again the machinery industry from November 29th to December 2nd. The fair is anticipated to attract approximately 45,000 professional visitors from 70 countries and over 400 companies and representatives from 25 countries.

    BUMATECH, the intercontinental rendezvous point for the machine manufacturing industry, will be organized by Tüyap Bursa Fuarcılık A.Ş. and the Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTSO) in collaboration with the Machine Tools Industrialists and Businessperson Association (TIAD) and the Machine Manufacturers Association (MIB) under the aegis of the Bursa Metropolitan Municipality between November 29th and December 2nd, 2023.

    BUMATECH is set to take place at the Tüyap Bursa International Fair and Congress Center, offering a consolidated platform for the 21st Bursa Metal Processing Technologies Fair, 14th Sheet Processing Technologies Fair, and 20th Automation Fair on an international scale.

    Focused particularly on sheet processing technologies, BUMATECH will showcase cutting-edge innovations on a wide range of robotic systems, 3D printers, and scanners, automation technologies, hydraulic pneumatic and robotic systems, fiber laser optical cutting machines, CNC machines in addition to shop equipment, CAD/CAM, mineral oils, compressors, cranes, machine tools and turning lathes as well as work and worker safety materials, and QC measuring instruments.

    Industry professionals gather at the BUMATECH fair

    BUMATECH is set to attract approximately 45,000 industry professionals from 70 countries, spanning across 40,000 square meters and 7 halls. The event will be a hub for machine manufacturing experts from countries including Germany, Austria, Belgium, China, Finland, Taiwan, the USA, and the Netherlands. Through forging new business connections, BUMATECH will continue to play a significant role in boosting Türkiye’s export trade balance.

    Great Interest in BUMATECH

    As the host city of the trade show, Bursa rightfully deserves the role due to its significant position in the global market with its robust manufacturing infrastructure and excellence in the machinery industry. Bursa produces metal processing and machine tools, lifting and moving equipment, as well as agriculture, forestry, and food machinery.

    Due to its strategic location in the machinery industry, Bursa presents a remarkable advantage for exhibitors and visitors alike in terms of transportation and accessibility during exports and imports. Consequently, the BUMATECH Bursa Machinery Technologies Fair has generated significant interest, with tickets selling out months in advance. The leading companies seeking to showcase their products at this event, which brings together all the major industry players, are eagerly anticipating the availability of new spaces.

    Amplifying the competitive power of the industry on the international arena

    Enjoying a wide portfolio covering robotic systems, 3D printers and scanners, fiber laser optic cutting machines, CNC machines, cutting edge innovation products, as well as all kinds of sub-industry equipment and materials, the trade show plays a great role in the growth of the manufacturing industry. The industry is steadily consolidating its position, bolstering its competitive power in the international arena through the implementation of digital initiatives with Industry 4.0. This fair is expected to further accelerate this upward trend by fostering new avenues of cooperation.

    BUMATECH will be open for visiting between November 29th and December 1st from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on the last day on December 2nd, Saturday.

    Please visit for detailed information and invitations.

    Author: BUMATECH

    *For Information: Gökçe Ece Oksay / ÜNİTE Edelman (212) 272 93 13*

  • 350 participants from 7 countries at Würth Industrial Park: Expert forum C-Parts Management 2023

    Posted in Fasteners manufacturers, Industry 4.0, Innovation on Jun 16, 2023

    Bad Mergentheim/Main-Tauber-Kreis. At the sixth Expert forum C-Parts management, distinguished keynote speakers from industry, trade, science and consulting ensured a top-class exchange. On Tuesday, 13th June and Wednesday, 14th June 2023, 350 participants from 7 countries gathered together in the Würth Industrial Park in Bad Mergentheim at Würth Industrie Service GmbH & Co. KG to discuss trends, innovations and global challenges in the industry.


    “Since our first expert forum in 2017, we have welcomed over 2,400 guests from across Germany and all over the world to our company location in Bad Mergentheim. The focus is on exchanging valuable ideas on solutions for a secure, resilient supply of production and operating materials as well as on significant impulses on market trends and global challenges. This not only results in intensive discussions, valuable business networks and long-term collaborations, but also in customer-oriented innovations. In this way, we ensure that our customers have their focus on the future.," says Martin Jauss, CEO of Würth Industrie Service GmbH & Co. KG.

    In the face of Industry 4.0, the companies have to deal with changing markets. It is no longer just automation and digitalisation that concern the industry. There are also global issues across all countries and continents: the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, a volatile situation in the procurement markets, climate change and raw material shortages, geopolitical disputes, increasing inflation and a worsening shortage of qualified employees. Leading experts from industry, trade, science and consulting talked about the steps that need to be taken to be able cope with these developments at this year's expert forum. While Univ. Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Horst Wildemann, TCW Management GmbH & Co. KG, spoke about the importance of resilient corporate management with a special focus on its effects in the supply chain, David Reger, CEO & Founder at Neura Robotics GmbH, took up another important topic in his lecture on "Cognitive robots – a new era of human-machine collaboration”, where he focused on the future of a new, changed world of work. A world of work in which man and machine work successfully hand in hand. Prof. Dipl. Inf. Univ., MBA, Dominik B.O. Bösl, CEO at Innomancer GmbH, explained how to manage disruptive trends and what GPT, robotics, AI and work from home have and do not have in common. In this context, he explained the latest developments in the world of work and how they complement each other. In addition, Franz Kühmayer, Expert for Leadership and New Work at Zukunftsinstitut GmbH as well as CEO at Reflections Research & Consulting, contributed to numerous thought-provoking impulses for further discussions regarding possible potentials of medium-sized companies with his expert lecture “Opportunity of the century for medium-sized companies: Hidden champions or true heroes of the future?”. As visionary trend researchers, top managers and consultants, all speakers pursued the goal of presenting concrete ideas, concepts, measures and successful practical examples from industry, trade and science – true to the motto “Designing the future together”.


    Learning from the experts: a holistic approach to C-Parts management.

    With intelligent system solutions, Würth Industrie Service implements optimal supply concepts for production materials as well as for auxiliary and operating materials such as occupational safety, tools or chemical items. Not only does this reduce the procurement effort, optimise processes and reduce costs, but also achieves maximum time savings with maximum delivery reliability and the lowest possible capital commitment. The participants were able to experience how this can be achieved live on site at an accompanying technical exhibition. One of the absolute highlights: The Smart Workplace. With Smart Workplace, walking unnecessarily, searching for parts and manually tracking the requirements are now things of the past! In the assembly workplace of the future, man and machine work hand in hand.  Thanks to numerous options for individual workplace design in combination with connected, intelligent supply solutions, driverless transport systems and worker assistance systems, the C-Parts supply of the future is a success. CPS®miSELF, intelligent solution for digital supply management, proves how A-, B- and C-Parts can also be managed with just one system. It enables industrial customers to combine different suppliers in a single solution and tried and tested hardware while at the same time using the service of Würth Industrie Service for items outside the Würth product range. Just pure innovation! Also during a tour of the logistics at one of the most modern logistics centres for industrial supply in Europe, the participants were able to get a personalised insight into the implementation of automation and digitalisation on an area of more than 65,000 square metres. At this year's Expert forum C-Parts management too, promising innovations were brought to the fore and the participants were able to make valuable contacts and establish networks. Now, true to the motto “Designing the future together”, it is a matter of actively taking charge of it. Because innovators do not wait for change, they drive it.

    Author: Pia Schmitt

    Press and Public Relation


  • Blechexpo/Schweisstec 2023: Full House, Packed Programme!

    Posted in Fairs and exhibitions, Fasteners manufacturers on Jun 12, 2023

    Seven months until the renowned industry highlight takes place: together with the 9th Schweisstec international trade fair for joining technology, the 16th Blechexpo international trade fair for sheet metal working will serve as the meeting place for global players in the field of sheet metal working from the 7th through the 10th of November, 2023. Nine halls are fully booked out at the Stuttgart Exhibition Centre. The trade fair duo presents complete process sequences for modern, future-proof sheet metal processing, and is thus highly acclaimed amongst the experts. An impressive supplementary programme including the presentation of the “best Award 2023”, the “Blechexpo Steel Convention 2023”, the “futureSteel” congress and the expert forum rounds out the trade fair’s offerings.

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    As project manager of the renowned trade fair duo, Georg Knauer reports that nine exhibition halls are fully booked out for Blechexpo/Schweisstec 2023. “Tremendous interest in the exhibition, strong dynamics within the industry sector and important future issues,” is how Knauer sums up the current mood. “On the whole it can be observed that process automation is being driven further and further in the field of sheet metal working,” explains the project manager. “Methods based on data-driven, artificial intelligence algorithms and machine learning are being exploited to an ever greater extent in production operations in order to optimise processes and, as a result, reduce lead times. Efficient sheet metal processing necessitates flexible machine tools, modern software and virtual simulation. These issues will be addressed intensively at the trade fair. The challenge is sustainability, and in the field of sheet metal processing this means optimum workpiece utilisation and the avoidance of wasted material.

    Efficient Production Processes, Efficient Trade Fair Visit

    The range of topics covered by Blechexpo/Schweisstec includes efficient process technologies for modern laser technology, fully automated robotic sheet metal processing machines, precision tools and systems for punching, bending, braking and forming, as well as innovative micro-waterjet cutting technologies. Not least of all, the current shortage of qualified production personnel is fuelling further automation across the board, for example in materials handling and machine operation. Planning, implementation and analysis of production processes are becoming more efficient thanks to advancing integration of production data. “Expert visitors at Blechexpo/Schweisstec experience the entire process chain for sheet metal working,” emphasises Georg Knauer. “Suppliers and investment decision-makers meet on an equal footing with direct practical relevance in a working atmosphere.” The international expert audience can plan an issue-oriented trade fair visit, because the arrangement of the nine halls is structured in a differentiated manner: sheet metal, pipe and profile processing will be located in halls 1, 3, 5 and 9. Halls 4 and 6 are reserved for stamping technologies. Cutting, joining and fastening technologies will be presented in hall 7. Hall 8 will focus on pressing and forming technologies. Finally, the issues of steel and metal services, as well as surface finishing technology, will be addressed in hall 10.

    Enter Your Submission Now for the “best Award 2023”!

    Blechexpo/Schweisstec will feature a world-class, highly interesting supplementary programme once again this year including the “best Award 2023”, which will be presented for the sixth time in cooperation with trade journals Blechnet and MM Maschinenmarkt. The organisers have specified five submission categories analogous to the themes assigned to the exhibition halls, so that applicants can find the most suitable area for their innovations. Exhibitors can submit their entries to or The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2023. An expert jury with renowned representatives from the industry sector will select the winners, who will receive their “best Award” within the framework of a festive event on the afternoon of the first day of the trade fair. “Blechexpo/Schweisstec, and above all the “best Award 2023”, will once again showcase lots of innovations and solutions for digitalisation, sustainability and health protection this year,” hopes jury member Stefanie Wiesner, managing director of the Industrial Division of the German Electric Welding Equipment Association. Jury member Florian Kellner, production engineering designer at Siemens’ equipment manufacturing facility in Amberg, Germany, is also looking forward to the submissions: “The award is brilliant in my opinion because inventive talent and know-how are regarded comprehensively and provided with a suitable stage. We can expect technological highlights in the form of future-oriented solutions that link the digital world to the real world in terms of Industry 4.0. The award is ideally situated within the context of Blechexpo/Schweisstec, because the trade fair offers a major, highly diverse international platform for innovations.”

    Lots of Additional Highlights in the Supplementary Programme

    The “Blechexpo Stahl Convention 2023” will take place in the forum area in hall 10 at noon on the first day of the trade fair. It will focus attention on “Challenges in the Steel Markets in 2023”. The convention will be organised by the Stahl-Kommunikation Agency. A “futureSteel” congress is in preparation for the second day of the trade fair in cooperation with Marketsteel Media from Düsseldorf. The daily exhibitor forum will also be a popular meeting place this year – the world-class knowledge platform will provide expert visitors with a broad range of comprehensive information: presentations will be held by the European Sheet Metal Research Association (EFB) dealing with “Sustainable and Digital Future Production: Strategies for Joining – Forming – Sheet Metal Working Methods within the EFB Network”. Contributions from the Sheet Metal Forming Industry Association (IBU) are in preparation which will address “Challenges in Forming Technology”. Last but not least, Schweisstec Day, organised by the ZVEI Technical Association for Electric Welding Equipment, will be held again this year, where expert visitors will receive a comprehensive knowledge update.

    Author: BLECHEXPO

  • How to prevent premature fastener failures with heat treatment

    Posted in Fasteners manufacturers, Industry 4.0, Innovation, Manufacturing technology on May 18, 2022


    Quality control of safety-critical parts

    Heat treatment is very important for automotive safety fasteners. It’s a delicate process which could be monitored by the modern Industry 4.0 technologies but still requires a final 100% analysis of each part before the shipment, in order to fulfill the automotive supply chain requirements.

    Heat Treatment Control is surely a kind of NDT (Non Destructive Testing) inspection on which Dimac invested important R&D energies during the past 3 years, reaching nowadays outstanding performances in terms of sorting rate and inspection accuracy.

    Partnering with the most important NDT device manufacturers for the HT detection, Dimac has renewed all the machines of the range with state of the art NDT Stations capable to perform this crucial control with the highest accuracy and productivity rate.

    The eddy current station scans the part by mean of 24 different frequencies to detect any minimum variation of the material structure, as well as to detect plating and surface coating problems in order to prevent any premature fastener failures.

    This type of control is mandatory for safety-critical parts belonging to the Power Train or to the brake system, or any application where fasteners are subject to constant vibration or exposed to corrosion.

    The man-machine interface of the Dimac application for HT detection is really user-friendly. The setup is intuitive, thanks to the multi frequency testing process made simple by a wizard procedure which easily recognizes and sort out any fastener with deviations from the expected signal envelope.

    A clear saving of time and costs

    The brand new generation glass rotary table machine Dimac mcv6 is the model getting more benefits – together with the best seller model mcv5 – from the application of the HT NDT technology in terms of savings of time and costs. The innovative eddy current station allows to sort a wide range of complex parts by hardness classes with high output rates.

    The HT station of the Dimac mcv5 and mcv6 uses two state of the art eddy current coil-probes: a reference probe at the operator’s workplace and a testing probe which is positioned above the glass table. The system provides instant results while running, allowing to process up to 300 parts/minute.

    The setup procedure is based on a teach-in process and requires boundary OK and NOK samples available at the operator’s place.

    The setup sequence could be summarized as follows:

    • the operator puts one OK sample into the reference coil-probe;
    • the eddy current device detects the magnetic permeability of that OK sample;
    • the operator enables the wizard procedure to record the reference data from the reference-coil probe;
    • the batch of parts to be sorted can be put in the feeding system;
    • the operator runs the sorting of a first quantity of 20÷30 pieces to teach-in the response of the testing-coil, then the machine is stopped;
    • the eddy current device compares the OK part reference data with the signal generated by the passage of the 30 pieces below the testing coil;
    • the wizard procedure and its algorithm calculate the envelope of the taught-in signals and sets automatically the sorting threshold values;
    • nothing else to do for the operator, he just has to press the START CYCLE button and run the sorting machine;

    however, the system allows the operator to adjust the threshold and improve the accuracy of the setup in case of need.

    The new concept cuts the time and costs of the 100% sorting process by making the operators’ tasks far more efficient, as well as by expediting the quality management job.

    Author: Dimac

  • Fastener Fair Stuttgart rebranded to Fastener Fair Global

    Posted in Fairs and exhibitions, Fastener distribution, Fastener suppliers, Fasteners manufacturers, Industry 4.0 on Dec 03, 2021

    New website goes live with a rebranded style and logo

    Mack-Brooks Exhibitions, organiser of the show, announced the new name, logo and style for the Fastener Fair Stuttgart show, now called Fastener Fair Global. Fastener Fair Global, the International Exhibition for the Fastener and Fixing Industry taking place from 21 - 23 March 2023, at Messe Stuttgart, Germany, is now also live with a new restyled show website. Mack-Brooks Exhibitions believe that the new brand name reflects more on the international character of the exhibition, with the German show considered the flagship event of the Fastener Fair series.

    Hand in hand with the name change, the logo has also been updated. Building on the existing branding, Mack-Brooks Exhibitions has reimagined the iconic double interlocking Fs and the classic yellow and blue colour palette, trading the outdated 3D look for a bolt head in a contemporary flat aesthetic. Combined with a modern typographic treatment, this change ensures readability and recognizability across all applications, from giant billboards and signage to small phone screens.

    "With the new brand, we wanted to get away from a late 1990's design by refreshing its style with a more modern look. Over the years, the fastener and fixing industry has consolidated industry 4.0 into manufacturing processes and across different supply chain stages, including automation, advanced robotics, augmented reality and big data. As the leading trade exhibition for the fastening industry, Fastener Fair Stuttgart – now Fastener Fair Global - has continuously supported the industry throughout its technological advancements. Now, we thought it was time to adapt the logo to a new digital era, as the old logo did also not fit the purpose of preserving consistency between traditional and digital advertising. Therefore we opted for a simpler and more iconic design. In order to guarantee brand recognition, we kept Fastener Fair Global in a distinctive blue and yellow colour palette, but with more saturated colours that have a stronger visual appeal." says Liljana Goszdziewski, Portfolio Director of the European Fastener Fairs on behalf of the organiser Mack-Brooks Exhibitions.

    To view the new Fastener Fair Global website, please visit

    Fastener Fair Global is the global flagship exhibition of the Fastener Fair brand. The show is the world's leading meeting place for the fastener and fixing industry. It is part of a series of targeted trade events for the fastener and fixing industry, including Fastener Fair Italy, Fastener Fair India, Fastener Fair Mexico and Fastener Fair USA.

    Author: Gloria Vezzoli, PR & Marketing Manager Fastener Fair Stuttgart Press Office