with New Opening Hours
The Fakuma international trade fair for plastics processing, taking place from 13 to 17 October 2015, is already casting its shadow in advance. Just less than five month before the trade fair opens its doors, the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Centre on Lake Constance where Germany, Austria and Switzerland meet is completely booked out all the way down to the last bit of floor space - including the foyers in the East and West entrance areas. Beyond this, the East foyer will once again accommodate the popular and coveted exhibitor forum, for which numerous experts have already registered to deliver presentations and talks.
Furthermore, a special show will be held in the West foyer which has been conceptualised as a "Thermoforming Island" and will provide information in a compact format concerning thermoforming technology in all of its aspects. The goal of this collective booth is to provide potential users with in-depth insights into the thermoforming process, especially in light of the fact that modern thermoforming is now approaching accuracy levels which were only recently deemed impossible.
Another exhibition segment worthy of special attention is additive and generative manufacturing, which is represented at Fakuma in tool and mould making as well as in parts manufacturing itself. Due to the fact that tool and mould making are essential Fakuma constituents, the presentation of so-called complementary manufacturing processes, by means of which the production of highly complex shapes and the integration of cooling channels close to the contour are made possible through the application of metal powder and the use of machining, is an absolute must.
At the same time, new and alternative materials are offering undreamt-of substitution options in the production of samples as well as series parts with the 3D printing process, which in many cases is capable or more than just supplementing injection moulding, thermoforming and extrusion processes. The Fakuma international trade fair is the world's only technical event to provide a complete overview of all technologies and processes which are currently relevant for industrial plastics processing.
Fakuma 2015 opening hours: Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Image: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.com, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh
Source: P.E. Schall