What are the latest developments and trends in the metal forming industry?
The Indian sheet metal industry is evolving rapidly. Fiber laser technology is gaining rapid popularity due to its higher cutting speeds. Companies investing in research & development are also looking forward to offering something new to the industry. Thus, Mazak has introduced the Direct Diode Laser (DDL) technology, which delivers the performance of fiber laser with the reliability of CO2 laser. Another trend is the diversification of 3D lasers. Users, who are looking forward to expand their business profiles to cater to customer base, are looking at 3D laser machines.
Sheet metal industry players are also on the look-out for diversified industry applications like structural fabrication, which requires 3D laser cutting. For such capabilities, the prospective industries like solar structures, stadiums, airports, malls, etc. are to be eyed on. Customers also prefer to buy machines with automation. For this, Mazak has a range of solutions of stage-wise automation.
Can you highlight the new technologies & products from your company that are expected to be showcased in the upcoming IMTEX Forming exhibition this year?
At IMTEX this year, Mazak will be promoting its new product lines like high power lasers, DDL, Fiber lasers, 3D lasers, automation and customer-oriented applications from various industry segments. The major focus will be on promoting these industry solutions with various case studies from different segments.
What are your expectations from IMTEX this year?
Mazak always looks at exhibitions in terms of ‘connect with customers’. We hope to build our customers’ confidence on Mazak with our presence and also wish to listen to them. We will also give insight on future business opportunities for investment and expansion plans.