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POST SHOW REPORT-DEBURRING-EXPO 2nd DeburringEXPO Convinces Exhibitors and Visitors with Quality WORLD-CLASS LEADS AND VALUABLE PROJECTS “ This trade fair is attended exclusively by expert visitors who are looking for a solution to a deburring problem or for optimised surface finishing” – this is the conclusion arrived at by nearly all of the 151 exhibitors at the second DeburringEXPO from the 10th through the 12th of October, 2017. Roughly 2000 visitors from 38 countries travelled to Karlsruhe for the 2nd trade fair for deburring technology and precision surface finishing. Their technical qualifications and high levels of decision-making authority resulted in numerous excellent leads and valuable projects for the exhibiting companies. With more than 1000 participants, the expert forum which was held in two languages for the first time was also one of the trade fair’s highlights. W 74 ith an exhibition spectrum that’s consistently aligned to deburring, rounding and the production of precision surface finishes, DeburringEXPO covers a range processes which are becoming more and more important in manufacturing. On the one hand, this was made apparent by the number of participating exhibitors which rose this year to 151 (108 at the initial event in 2015), and on the other hand by the visitors’ strong focus on the offerings presented by the exhibiting companies. Visitor numbers were at the same level as for the premiere event, i.e. roughly 2000. 23% of the visitors came from outside of Germany and journeyed to the trade fair from a total of 38 countries. In addition Germany, the best represented countries were Switzerland, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Belgium. Visitor distribution demonstrates focal points in machinery and equipment manufacturing, automotive and vehicle production, medical technology, tool and die making, precision engineering and optics. “The issues of deburring and precision surface finishing are becoming more and more important for manufacturing companies, because something is always left behind despite all of the optimisation measures implemented in advance, and has to be removed”, explains Ralf Krieger, Contract Shop Manager Europe at Extrude Hone GmbH. And he adds: “From our point of view DeburringEXPO has developed very well – we were able to establish significantly more qualified contacts this year than two years ago, and they’re more international as well.” Outstanding Atmosphere Thanks to Highly Qualified Visitors and High Levels of Decision-Making Authority Not only did the large number of visitors contribute to strong satisfaction on the part of the exhibitors, but rather the high levels of decision-making authority as well. Roughly 94% of all visitors are involved in company investment decisions. This made it possible to launch numerous projects. “We presented a new ultrasonic deburring process. Not only was interest very strong, we were also able to schedule sample processing with representatives from several companies”, reports Günter Hiedels from project management at Weber Ultrasonics AG. “The first DeburringEXPO went surprisingly well for us, and things have gotten even better this year. We’ve fielded lots of good leads including projects we assume will finally lead to orders, and that’s extremely positive”, exclaims Jörg Nubert, managing director of Piller Entgrattechnik GmbH. Keisuke Kaga, Head of Europe Sales at Sugino Machine from Japan, also reports lots www.ghmediabusiness.com