Agie Charmilles Ltd. is holding a post-EMO Productivity Plus Open House October 11 and 12 for UK manufacturers that did not get to the September machine tool trade fair. The market-leading specialist manufacturer of electrical discharge machining (EDM) equipment and machine tools for high-speed and 5-axis machining created the event in recognition of the fact that most UK manufacturers would not be able to get to Hannover. The UK-focused open house takes place at the host company’s state-of-the-art facility in Coventry. Its theme of Productivity Plus was explained by Tony Steels, managing director of Agie Charmilles.
“Irrespective of how busy or how successful individual UK manufacturing companies are at this moment in time,” said Steels, “there is always room for improvement. Increasing productivity and raising performance through investment in the very latest machine tool technologies can, and clearly does, help companies improve their competitiveness.”
For UK manufacturers that did not attend EMO, suggested Steels, “there is a real danger that they could be left in the dark and put their competitiveness at a serious disadvantage because they haven’t seen or experienced the most recent technological developments showcased at EMO.” The open house is designed as an opportunity to remove that disadvantage for UK companies interested in upgrading or adding capabilities in EDM or HSM/5-axis machining.
The event features the latest technologies from Agie Charmilles’ Agie, Mikron, and Charmilles brands. Fast, highly accurate EDM machines and ultrahigh-performance machining centres will be put through their paces for visitors.
And because the open house emphasizes the importance of raising productivity, attendees will have ample opportunity to discuss their production challenges with Agie Charmilles’ technical and applications experts.