EXTRAMET was represented at the 10th GrindTec from 16 – 19 March 2016 in Augsburg, both as an exhibitor and in the lecture forum.
With spring on the way, not only was Mother Nature showing herself in her new dress; EXTRAMET was also unveiling its new visual identity for the first time at GrindTec 2016. The strong interest from visitors and a lot of positive feedback was a pleasing result.
The trade fair for grinding technology was taking place for the tenth time and hit new records, with a total of 577 exhibitors (+ 11%), attracting almost 18,000 visitors to Augsburg from 60 countries. This represents an increase of 17% compared to the last exhibition in 2014. These figures demonstrate how GrindTec has become the leading international fair in the sector.
EXTRAMET was able to agree in advance on some important appointments with customers at the fair. The very first day of the fair was tumultuous. There was no break in the stream of visitors to the EXTRAMET stand until well into the afternoon. The following days were very gratifying too. A large number of trade visitors and decision-makers visited EXTRAMET’s stand. Discussions concerning projects and requirements gave an all round positive signal for the first half of 2016.
This year, the Research and Development Department also had a platform, at the GrindTec FORUM. The latest from the world of high-tech was presented in the Competence Centre for Grinding Technology. Along with a number of well-known speakers, Dr. Jürgen Schmidt (R & D, EXTRAMET) also gave a well-attended lecture on “Carbide – a Sensitive High-Performance Material”. In the presentation, the choice of tungsten carbide for uncoated carbide tools was illustrated using selected scenarios, comparing their behaviour with reference to service life and wear. In addition, recent practical case studies showed the effect that can be exerted by the right or wrong surface machining methods for tungsten carbide.
The next GrindTec will take place from 14 – 17 March 2018.