Over 550 exhibitors are showing their latest manufacturing equipment to 14,000 visitors at EASTEC 2013 in West Springfield, Mass., including massive machine tools with impressive capabilities. IMT Machining Journal’s Brian Lane spoke with several exhibitors about their cutting-edge manufacturing technology. EASTEC 2013 runs through May 16. Aside from machine tool suppliers, EASTEC is drawing some nontraditional exhibitors.
IMT Machining Journal’s Brian Lane learns from Keith Brady, regional manager for Flow International, about the capabilities of flow waterjet cutting as an alternative method to conventional machining. Brady demonstrates the supersonic abrasion process in cutting a 0.25-in-thick aluminum part.
For more on Flow International, see http://www.flowwaterjet.com/
IMT Machining Journal’s Brian Lane discusses Absolute Haitian plastic injection molding with the company’s chief engineer, Mike Ortolano. Absolute Haitian is at EASTEC 2013 to showcase molding machinery to potential full-service shops that both machine injection molds and run part production for customers.
For more information on Absolute Haitian, see http://www.absolutehaitian.com/
IMT Machining Journal’s Brian Lane speaks with Nick Giannotte, a vice president at Mitsubishi, about its latest waterjet cutting technology, notably its versatility for job shops.
For more on Mitsubishi, see http://www.mitsubishi-world.com.
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