The 22nd of April marked the start of the 13th annual China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT) in Beijing. The CIMT launched in 1989 and is now recognised as one of the largest exhibitions of machine tool and special purpose machinery worldwide. The event is sponsored by the China Machine Tool & Tool Builders’ Association (CMTBA) and held at the the New China International Exhibition Center.
Machine tool organisations from around the globe descended on the Chinese capital with over 1500 exhibitors coming from 28 countries to present the latest developments and innovations available in the precision machining market. Current levels of growth in the Chinese economy and in particular the booming manufacturing sector have made this event a must-attend for the leading global precision component and machine tool manufactures.
PTG Heavy Industries presented their Powerstir Friction Stir Welding Machine offering manufactures’ an innovative way to create high-strength welds with very low levels of defects and the ability to join traditionally hard to metals such as aluminium and other difficult to weld alloys.
PTG Heavy Industries has established strong connections with the China Friction Stir Welding Center (CFSWC) and is a preferred supplier to the Chinese high speed rail industry. Through collaboration with the CFSWC, PTG was involved in a joint venture to supply a Powerstir Friction Stir Welding Machine capable of welding 30 metre rail carriage panels used by China’s growing high speed rail network.
PTG Heavy Industries would like to thank the CIMT for organising another excellent exhibition and we look forward to developing stronger links with Chinese companies in the future.