Issue: Apr 2006


Die & Mould China 2006



The International Exhibition on Die & Mould Technology and Equipment

by Alan Tran

Die & Mould China 2006 is sponsored by China's Machinery Industry Federation, China Aviation Industry No.1 Group Corporation, China Electronics Corp., China Aviation Industry No.2 Group Corporation, China South Industries Group Corp., and China North Industries Group Corp.; co-organized by China National Machine Tool Corporation and China Die & Mould Industry Association (CDMA); supported by China Aero-space Tooling Association, China Rubber Industry Association, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, China Association for Mechatronics Technology & Applications, China Heat Treatment Association, CPPMIA and regional Die & Mould Industry Associations in over 40 provinces, cities and regions including Beijing, Tianjin and Guangdong.

Features of Die & Mould China 2006:

I. A Record Scale

Occupying a show area of nearly 60,000 square meters, Die & Mould China 2006 is 160% larger than last year's exhibition, attracting more than 1200 exhibitors and also maintaining its position as the World's No. 2, and Asia's No. 1, die and mould exhibition. Participants from 16 countries and regions bring with them a large variety of dies and moulds, related processing equipment and products.

II. High-quality Exhibits

According to preliminary statistics, about 500 kinds of equipment will be displayed at the exhibition. Large equipment, such as: machining centers and high speed milling machines will be exhibited by more than 60 enterprises which will present their latest products. Many of them are internationally renowned, for example: Japanese MAKINO, OKUMA, MAZAK, MORI SEIKI and TOSHIBA MACHINERY, German DMG, American HASS, HARDINGE and FADAL, and Italian FIDIA. The event also received warm response from many prestigious manufacturers of other metal cutting equipment and precision electric processing equipment, cutting tools, materials and software from all parts of the world, including, AGIECHARMILLES, SODICK, HEXAGON, DME, Swede SANDVIK, Japanese TOSHIBA TOOL, DAIDO and HITACHI, German ZEISS and SIEMENS, British LK and DELCAM, Hong Kong LUNG KEE, and Taiwan KAOMING, HARTFORD and JOHNFORD. In addition, Shenyang Machine Tool (Group) Co., Ltd., the leading and backbone machine tool maker in China will have a great display at the exhibition by presenting its machining center, CNC milling machine and CNC milling and drilling machine and exchange and compete with elite counterparts in the world. Guilin Machine Tool Co., Ltd. will display its machining center that is equipped with a universal milling head and can make five-side processing. It has already been used by some die and mould enterprises. Moreover, the latest products from Beijing Machine Tool Research Institute, Hanchuan Machine Tool Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Machine Tool Group Co., Ltd., Suzhou Electromachining Machine Tool Research Institute, Shanghai Measuring & Cutting Tool Works, Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation and other organizations will also be showcased at this exhibition.

In view of the dies and moulds to be exhibited, the automotive panel die manufacturers like Die Manufacturing Co., Ltd. of FAW, Dongfeng Motor Die & Mould Co., Ltd., Tianjin Motor Dies Co., Ltd., Sichuan Chengfei Integration Technology Corp. Ltd., China Push Group International Co., Ltd., Yuejin Motor Group Nanjing Tooling Co., Ltd., Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. Weifang Die & Mould Plant and Beijing BYD Die Co., Ltd., which are the major automotive die manufacturers in China will, together with many other automotive die companies, demonstrate China's overall strength in automotive punch dies. Many plastic mould makers led by Qingdao Haier Molds Co., Ltd, precision punch die makers led by Wuxi G.S. Precision Tool Co., Ltd., tire mould makers led by Shenyang Radial Tire Mold Co., Ltd. and Guangdong Greatoo Molds Inc., foundry moulds makers represented by FAW Foundry Co., Ltd. Foundry Mould & Equipment Plant and Ningbo Heli Mould Co., Ltd., extrusion die makers led by Tongling Sanjia Mould Co., Ltd. and so on will display their representative products at the exhibition to sketch a new picture of the Chinese die and mould industry. In terms of region, Guangdong and Zhejiang will show their strengths as being powerful die and mould provinces. The exhibitors from these two provinces almost occupy an entire exhibition hall. In West China, the exhibitors from Shaanxi and Sichuan showed great enthusiasm toward this event and the number of exhibitors exceeds 20.

III. Various Economic, Trade and Technological Exchange Activities

During the exhibition, CDMA will hold Advanced Die & Mould Manufacturing Technology Seminar, while CDMA Technology Committee will organize a series of activities as it did for past exhibitions, such as, appraising the level of exhibited die and mould products, and commenting on the advancement of the die and mould manufacturing technologies, equipments, tools, materials and software reflected by the exhibition. During the event, the appraisal of excellent die & mould manufacturing equipment and tool suppliers, excellent die & mould designing and manufacturing software suppliers and excellent die & mould material suppliers will be conducted; the 3rd Session of the 5th CDMA Board of Governors will be convened; China Advanced Die & Mould Technology Seminar of the International Exhibition on Die & Mould Technology and Equipment hosted by CDMA Technology Committee will open on May 10, at which lectures will be given by senior Chinese and foreign experts; the annual conference of CDMA Technology Committee and Standard Parts Committee will be held at the same time; 2006 Automotive Die & Mould Manufacturing Technology Seminar jointly organized by CDMA Automobile Body Mould and Equipment Committee and AI Automobile Industry magazine will start on the morning of May 11.

Moreover, many foreign exchange activities will be launched during the exhibition. The Sino-German Die & Mould Forum hosted by CDMA and organized by VDMA, DIHK and relevant organizations will be held on May 11 where 52 automotive and die & mould makers from Germany and other European countries, including the purchase managers and sales managers from German Audi AG, BMW AG and so on will be present. CDMA will exchange and hold talks with delegations from PMA, VDMA, KODMIC and TAGMA on matters of common interest. The die & mould associations from Asian countries, including Singapore, are preparing for the visit to China.

Die & Mould China 2006 will exhibit all kinds of dies and moulds, die & mould equipment and related products at W1, W2, W3, W4 and E1 exhibition halls of SNIEC. It occupies a show area of nearly 60,000m2, attracts more than 1100 exhibitors, 160% larger than last year's exhibition and maintains to be World No. 2 and Asia No. 1 die and mould exhibition. Thus far, advertisement and communication regarding this exhibition have been made through more than 30 media outlets more than 80 times. Unremitting efforts will be made to intensify publicity. CDMA is planning to publish a special issue for this event in MM Machineinfo and Machinist and will also publicize the die and mould enterprises targeting at auto parts users through Auto Shanghai hosted by Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd.

Advertisement on Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway and Shanghai-Hangzhou Expressway has been published. Meanwhile, the exhibition has also set up its own website at http://www.diemouldchina.com/ .

According to current statistics, exhibitors from over 30 countries will attend the exhibition. It is predicted that the audience will exceed last year's exhibition. PMA, VDMA, and the die and mould industry associations from Asia including TAGMA are organizing delegations to China.

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