DMC2016 Expected to Lead the Die and Mold Industry with Showcase of New Formats, Including the "Internet Plus" Model and the Cloud-based Manufacturing Ecosystem

SHANGHAI, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 16(th) China International Exhibition on Die & Mold Technology and Equipment (DMC2016), a major annual event in the Chinese mold industry co-organized by China Die & Mold Industry Association and Shanghai International Exhibition Co., Ltd., will be held from June 28 to July 1, 2016 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (E1-E6 Halls). Coincident with the 30(th) anniversary of the DMC in 2016, the 70,000+ square-meter exhibition and concurrent events are designed to lead the industry in terms of the new economic situation in China, new developments within and general adjustments across the sector as well as in terms of promoting necessary technological change and transformation. These industry-leading moves will help to transition mold manufacturing into and through a new phase of growth during the country's 13(th) five-year period, spanning 2016-2020. Besides high-end precision processing equipment and technologies as well as advanced mold manufacturing, this year's expo will highlight new technologies meant to strengthen the traditional mold manufacturing sector, by bringing in 3D additive manufacturing, laser equipment, robot automation and integration, and to feature new formats, including leading the molding industry into the modern age by adopting the latest technologies including intelligent mold manufacturing, a cloud-based manufacturing ecosystem and Internet Plus, the Chinese government's program to promote the application of the internet and other information technologies across conventional industries. With a focus on the continuous optimization and upgrading of the mold industry, DMC2016 plans to showcase a wide range of products and technologies defined by the new characteristics of refinement, automation, digitalization, integration, networking and intelligence.

Showcasing a wide array of Internet Plus technologies

DMC2016 will also highlight several new formats, including the Internet Plus model for the mold sector and the cloud-based manufacturing ecosystem. To cite a few examples, Haier's cloud-based service platform and smart factory in the E6 Hall will exhibit personalized, custom-made products. Internet technologies on display, including the mold manufacturing and purchasing platform developed by [], are positioned to integrate the Internet Plus component into intelligent mold manufacturing. In addition, mold manufacturing and automated processing, mold management EAct analysis, CAD/CAM/CAE integration and information management technologies from several Chinese exhibitors, including CAXA Technology, EMan Software Technology and Suzhou Fangtian Industries, are expected to grab the attention of mold manufacturers, as these technologies will enable the vendors to significantly improve production quality and efficiency based on their existing hardware and to complete the industrial upgrading without the need to purchase additional equipment.

New Automation and Integration Technologies

The new automation and integration technologies being showcased will include GF's intelligent, simple and flexible processing solution, the WPT1+ flexible manufacturing system deploying the WSM software to control all the equipment involved and the entire processing flow. The exhibition also features live demonstrations of several new mold technologies, including the FANUC robot which allows for automated control of copper electrode feeding and blanking systems as well as cellphone shell polishing systems, Beijing Jingdiao Technology's automated aluminum alloy processing unit, Hexagon's I-Cell blue light automation solution, Pro-Technic Machinery's integrated system combining automated feeding and blanking with detection of machine tools, Yangzhou Metalforming Machine Tool's YDH-220 two-point high-speed precision CNC punch line and Road Ahead Technologies' automated detection and scanning system.

3D additive manufacturing remains one of the most popular manufacturing technologies at DMC2016

The combination of GF's world-famous processing solution and EOS's solution utilizes additive manufacturing technology to produce innovative mold inserts by integrating the AgieCharmilles AM S290 tooling solution with EOS's technology. SODICK's 3D metal printer leverages the critical technologies for all the processes to provide one-stop solutions. Other exhibits include technologies from industry-grade 3D additive manufacturers, including 3D printing technology from world-renowned Stratasys, 3D color printing technology from 3D Systems and other high-end, industry-leading 3D additive manufacturing technologies, among them metal laser sintering. Shaanxi Hengtong Intelligent Machine has expanded the space within its booth allocated to showcasing its products at this year's expo. Xi'an Bright Laser Technologies will participate in the exhibition for the first time as an industry representative.

DMC2016 is set to become an event where the traditional mold manufacturing industry meets future technologies. Industry professionals from both China and abroad are welcome to attend the event where they will have extensive opportunities to network and engage in an exchange of viewpoints with industry peers. We will make every effort to create a great industry event that can keep up with what is going on in the industry. We look forward to meeting and exchanging opinions with you during the exhibition!

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