Take a break from the virtual and go in person to the 32nd edition of the BI-MU trade show. Over 550 companies have confirmed their presence at this Italian trade show for machine tools, robotics and automation. It is scheduled for 14 to 17 October 2020 in the exhibition centre of Fieramilano Rho in Milan, Italy.
The trade show is promoted by UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the Italian machine tools, robots and automation systems manufacturers’ association, and organised by EFIM-ENTE FIERE ITALIANE MACCHINE. 32.BI-MU is dedicated to metal forming and metal cutting machine tools, additive manufacturing, robots, digital manufacturing and automation, enabling technologies and subcontracting
It is promoted by UCIMU-SISTEMI PER PRODURRE, the Italian machine tools, robots and automation systems manufacturers' association, and organised by EFIM-ENTE FIERE ITALIANE MACCHINE. Despite the conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition shows a good degree of participation by exhibitors, a wide index of products and a positive expectation of attendance, according to a press release dated July 31, 2020 by the BI-MU organizers.
Stated Alfredo Mariotti, General Manager of UCIMU, “the exhibition will cover a smaller area than usual [and]… we have organised several side initiatives complementing the trade show, which have been conceived to offer an experience up to the expectations of the event attendees.”
Besides the machines on show, the press release stated that the offering of the related sectors will be displayed in specific Innovation Areas – in accordance with tradition. Standing out among these areas, FABBRICAFUTURA will be dedicated to developers of software and technologies for connectivity and data management and safety; ROBOT PLANET will be centred upon industrial and collaborative robots, integrators and automation systems; BI-MU ADDITIVE will be a space where developers, manufacturers and customers of “machine tools of the third kind” can meet and exchange views; BI-MU Logistics will focus on logistics and material handling and SUB4TECH on technical sub-contracting and services for the industry.
Again in in 2020, BI-MU will combine its trade show with an in-depth cultural and thematic analysis, developed through a programme of conferences on specific issues and side events that will host discussions with opinion leaders and presentations of related technologies also by exhibitors. This will be the heart of BI-MUpiù, the conference arena set up within one of the exhibition halls, according to the press release.
"For this edition”, stated Mariotti, “we worked with particular care on the organisation of meetings focused on topics that are particularly significant for the operators of the manufacturing industry, involving leading experts. The calendar of events, which will contribute to further attracting visitors to 32. BI-MU, will be ready shortly, as we still have 'work in progress' meetings to be confirmed”.
A great novelty of the 2020 edition will be BI-MUpiùDigital, a demonstration space promoted by Fondazione UCIMU to show the potential of a digital factory, by connecting several machines displayed at different stands, of which it will be possible to observe operation and processing remotely. In addition, a special area dedicated to the Digital Factory will host ten among the most important players in the IoT world.
The press release stated that this will be the first event for the sector after the forced stop due to the pandemic, which imposed the cancellation or postponement of all exhibitions dedicated to the sector all over the world.
Updated information is available on www.bimu.it