Robotic trimming and routing systems are a particular area of interest at the show. Resin Robotics, for example, is showing a laser cutting system and a new laser guiding feature. Motoman is introducing a new robot for material removal and deburring. Flow Robotic Systems and Robotic Production Technology are also showing trimming/routing systems.
Here are other unusual exhibits:
- Wegener North America is showing a new band saw for off-line cutting of pipe and profiles. SICA is demonstrating an eight-arm planetary pipe cutter that automatically clamps pipe of different diameters.
- Midwest Specialties will demonstrate the FlexArm, a hand-operated tapping device that cuts threaded holes in plastics.
- The Cool Tool GmbH makes the Styro-Cut 3D hot-wire cutter for making shapes out of blocks of polystyrene and other foams.
- MS Plastic Welders will show laser cutters from Germany.