|Thursday, 25 October 2012, 06:00 HKT/SGT|
|First Class Test and Measurement Equipment Players will Convene at Asia's Leading Precision Engineering Trade Event|
SINGAPORE, Oct 25, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - High precision manufacturing and the development of new and improved high accuracy machines and systems have gained traction in recent years. The test and measurement industry is the main enabler for other high-value manufacturing industries such as aerospace, medical technology and oil & gas, with many advanced technology gadgets depending entirely on one or more components for its end products. Countries in Asia are starting to recognise the importance of the metrology industry, and have set a firm direction to improve their manufacturing capabilities on home ground.
The growing need for high quality test and measurement equipment for Asia's budding manufacturing scene has led to the steady increase in number of metrology brands participating at MTA, seen edition after edition. Armed with the industry's support, the next edition of MTA to be held from 9 to 12 April 2013 at the Singapore Expo will reveal to visitors a section of its floor space dedicated to featuring a wide range of tools related to metrology. MetrologyAsia2013 will house an impressive gathering of exhibitors specialising in cutting-edge measurement equipment systems and technologies that are specifically designed to meet the high standards of today's demanding manufacturing processes.
Recognising the importance of precision engineering in the world, the Singapore government has been focusing on manufacturing as one of the key contributors to the gross domestic product. Efforts made to grow Singapore's manufacturing capabilities have been rewarding, with the country being known as one of the key manufacturing hubs in Asia. The steps taken to ensure that Singapore retains this position have also not gone unnoticed by international companies, as many global brand names have chosen to base their Asia headquarters in Singapore, thereby helming the island state as Asia's leading provider of high accuracy and precision test and measurement systems.
Metrology, an important segment of manufacturing, has been one of the main areas which Singapore has been growing. Many government and private organisations such as the National Metrology Centre by A*STAR have been established; education courses and workshops were revised to offer vital, up-to-date technical know-how in order to equip the relevant workforce with the required capabilities to meet the evolving needs of the manufacturing sectors.
"The local government has been putting a lot of effort to bolster the industry, and we believe that MetrologyAsia2013, together with MTA2013, will serve to complement this initiative. Companies specialising in test and measurement equipment and systems have been growing by leaps and bounds, and it was clear that the next step for MTA would be to congregate all the top metrology companies within a dedicated space," Mr. William Lim, Project Director at Singapore Exhibition Services, organiser of MTA2013, enthuses.
"This move is a clear sign of our unwavering commitment to help boost the growth of the manufacturing verticals. We believe that, armed with the support of our stalwart exhibitors, supporting organisations and trade visitors, MetrologyAsia will be able to hold its own ground as the business networking and sourcing platform of choice for Asia's manufacturing community."
Hands on World's Best-of-Breed at MetrologyAsia2013
With the participation of leading brands like Bowers Metrology, Carl Zeiss, Hexagon Metrology, Jenoptik, Konica Minolta, Marposs, Mitutoyo, Nikon, Olympus, Optical Gaging, Renishaw, Wenzel and Zoller, MetrologyAsia2013 is set to impress. Singapore Precision Engineering and Tooling Association (SPETA) will also be showing its support by coordinating a group pavilion which will be home to local companies including Cairnhill Metrology, GP Systems, Intec Precision Equipment and Nanyang Instrument & Machinery.
Examples of metrology equipment that were launched at MTA2011 included:
-- BLUM's TC63-30-Modular Touch Probe with Radio Transmission *WORLDWIDE LAUNCH*
-- Cairnhill Technology's Starett Galileo Plus Multi-Sensor CNC Video Measuring System *WORLDWIDE LAUNCH*
-- Carl Zeiss' Multi-sensor Coordinate Measuring Machine *NEW IN SINGAPORE*
-- Mitutoyo's CNC CMM Crysta-Apex C9108 with New Surface Measure Laser Scanner System *NEW IN SINGAPORE*
-- Nikon's XT V 160-X-ray Technology For Electronics CT Inspection *FIRST IN ASIA*
-- Olympus' IPLEX-FX The World's First Mil-Standards/IP-protected Videoscope for Visual Inspections of Inaccessible Areas *WORLDWIDE LAUNCH*
-- Wenzel's Core DS, White Light Sensor for Blade Measurement *FIRST IN ASIA*
Industry Experts Share their Knowledge
Aside from perusing the exhibition floor for the latest tools, visitors may wish to attend the second edition of the International Conference on Optics in Precision Engineering & Nanotechnology (icOPEN). icOPEN will be offering the latest updates and findings to the test and measurement industry, with conference tracks such as "Nanoscale Optics and Metrology", "Optical Metrology and Instrumentation", "Optical Metrology for Solar Photovoltaic Cells", "Optical Metrology for LED and Solid State Lighting Devices" and "Optical Measurement in Biotechnology and Bioengineering". IcOPEN is organised by the Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore.
MetrologyAsia2013 at A Glance
Show: MetrologyAsia2013, held alongside MTA2013
MTA2013 incorporates: ToolTec2013, iAutomation2013, MetalAsia2013,
Date: 9 - 12 April 2013 (Tuesday - Friday)
Venue: Singapore Expo
Admission: Business and trade professionals only
Visitor Registration: www.mta-asia.com/to-visit/visitor-pre-registration/
Website: www.metrologyasia.com / www.mta-asia.com
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +65 6233 6637
Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Design Process, Engineering
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