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Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 12:30 HKT/SGT

Source: MTA2013
MTA2013 Set to Redefine Precision Engineering
Asia's leading high-value manufacturing trade show returns to Singapore in April 2013

SINGAPORE, Sept 26, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Asia's foremost precision engineering event, MTA, is gearing up to return with a loud bang. The 19th edition of MTA, to be held from 9 to 12 April next year, will see trade professionals hailing from all facets of Asia's diverse manufacturing sectors converging on one platform. These professionals have a firm goal - to peruse an expansive range of high end manufacturing capabilities spread across the exhibition show floor at the Singapore Expo.

Presenting High-End Capabilities for Asia's Demanding Manufacturing Landscape

The demand for uncomplicated components and standardised products, although essential to the traditional manufacturing sector, has long been classified as highly volatile due to shifting trade and political policies, as well as unforeseen economic situations. Regional industry players understand that moving core skills up the value chain by incorporating the latest products and technology into manufacturing processes is essential for any business that wishes to remain relevant and most importantly, competitive.

Market numbers obtained from the Economic Development Board of Singapore are testaments to Singapore's rising prominence as Asia's key manufacturing hub. The medical technology segment grew by 14.5 per cent in July 2012 as compared to previous year; higher output from rig building and ship building activities lifted the marine & offshore engineering segment to a gain of 5.9 per cent; and the aerospace segment rose seven per cent from a year ago with higher demand for engine manufacturing and repair jobs.

In tandem with industry's progress and demands, MTA2013 will be focusing on three core vertical sectors - Aerospace, Medical Technology and Oil & Gas. With rising need for state-of-the-art equipment and tech capabilities for highly demanding manufacturing environments, MTA2013 will offer industry buyers a wide selection of products and solutions specifically fashioned for these sectors.

MTA - Showcasing Innovative Products for the Next Generation

With Singapore being the key manufacturing hub in Asia, coupled with the prestige of MTA being the premium market place for both international and regional machine tool brands, MTA has long been the choice platform for machine tool brands to launch their latest products and services in Asia.

In addition to being a hotbed for product launches that cater to the demands of the three high-end machinery verticals, MTA2013 will also see market leaders presenting their newest and most updated products dedicated to the precision engineering and traditional manufacturing sector. Some of the machines that were presented in 2011 included:

- Carl Zeiss' Multi-Sensor Coordinate Measuring Machine
- DMG Mori Seki's NHX4000 Horizontal Machining Centre
- HwaCheon Machine Tool's VT 1150 - Vertical Turning Centre
- Ichi Seki's Ocean Micro EDM
- Makino's a61nx Horizontal Machining Centre
- Mitutoyo's CNC CMM Crysta-Apex C9108 with new surface measure laser scanner system
- Nikon's XT V 160-x-Ray Technology for CT Inspection
- Olympus's 3D Measuring Laser Microscope
- Sodick's AG40L Linear Motor Drive High Speed Die-Sinker EDM
- Schneeberger's CNC 5 Axis Universal Tool & Cutter Grinder

Congregation of The World's Top Metrology Players

With most of the world's top metrology brands having established their Asian headquarters here in Singapore, the island city has become an important centre for high accuracy and measurement technologies. MetrologyAsia2013, an area dedicated to metrology equipment, will gather the finest companies specialising in high-end test and measurement apparatuses and systems. Visitors keen on exploring metrology equipment will be immediately exposed to such technologies to meet their precision measuring needs. They will get to network, cultivate important partnerships, and close business deals with returning global renowned brands including Blum, Bowers Metrology, Carl Zeiss, Hexagon Metrology, Konica Minolta, Marposs, Mitutoyo, Nikon, Olympus, Optical Gaging, Renishaw, Wenzel, and newcomers such as Jenoptik.

"As the region's manufacturing community moves toward high-value precision engineering, MTA2013 will play an important role as the premier sourcing platform for players in the region to access the latest precision engineering and machine tools technologies available in the global market. With special focus placed on Aerospace, Medical Technology, Oil & Gas, as well as a dedicated area for the metrology exhibitors, this event is at the top of the list for manufacturing players who wish to elevate their manufacturing capabilities to international standards," states Mr. William Lim, Project Director at Singapore Exhibition Services, organiser of MTA2013.

A Gallery of Home-grown Manufacturing Competencies

Singapore manufacturers will have an exclusive avenue to shine at MTA2013. A Capabilities Hub will showcase a strong cohort of local Precision Engineering Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) demonstrating their aptitudes in high-quality and advanced manufacturing of innovative products in the Aerospace, Complex Equipment, Medical Technology and Oil & Gas sectors.

Past showcase participants included A&One Precision Engineering, CEI Contract Manufacturing, Chinyee Engineering & Machinery, Disk Precision Group, First Engineering, Frontken, Fujicon Engineering, JCS Group, Holy Engineering, MMI Holdings, Onn Wah Precision Engineering, Rayco Technologies, Singapore Technologies Kinetics and SPEQS Manufacturing.

Industry Luminaries Provide Insights on Developments and Trends at MTA2013 Two insightful conferences will be held in conjunction with the exhibition - icOPEN2013 and PE COI Annual Conference. To be held alongside MTA for the second time, the international conference on Optics in Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (icOPEN) is a timely platform to seek out latest developments on precision engineering and nanotechnology from some of the industry's experts in these fields. Organised by The Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore, icOPEN2013 will spotlight issues on the design, manufacturing and testing of high-precision surfaces.

Organised by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), the Precision Engineering Centre of Innovation (PE COI) Annual Conference will be held as a one-day event on the second day of MTA2013.

Testimonials from past attendees MTA2011 hosted 500 exhibitors and more than 13,000 trade attendees from over 50 countries/regions at MTA2011.

"This is beyond a precision engineering industry event. It is the industry's networking event! Whether to exhibit or to visit, MTA is not to be missed. Relationships old and new are all here. You get to renew ties and meet everyone at the same time," states Mr. Donald Siew, Director of Riken Engineering Pte Ltd.

"There are so many things and so much information to digest! The product knowledge and information provided by each booth is overwhelming. We came from Surabaya and are in the folding gate business. You can really find quality material and supplies here. You cannot get them back home. This is a really good place to gain knowledge," affirms Mr. Alex Liyanto of PT Varia Dwitunggal Gemilang, Indonesia.

MTA2013 will also incorporate iAutomation2013, MetalAsia2013, Outsource&Subcon2013, ToolTech2013 and WeldTech2013, all specialised events that cater to the individual needs of Asia's manufacturing industry.

MTA2013 at A Glance

Show: MTA2013 - The 19th Precision Engineering Industry Event,
held alongside MetrologyAsia2013
Incorporating: ToolTec2013, iAutomation2013, MetalAsia2013,
WeldTech2013, Outsource&SubCon2013
Date: 9 - 12 April 2013 (Tuesday - Friday)
Venue: Singapore Expo
Opening Hours: 10.30am to 6pm
Admission: Business and trade professionals only
Website: www.mta-asia.com

Gillian Loo
PR Executive
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +65 6233 6637
Email: gillian@sesallworld.com

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Source: MTA2013

Sectors: Trade Shows, Design Process, Engineering
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