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Mould Tech Asia

Visit MTA 2003 in Singapore next May 20-24 and you’ll have the opportunity to see four major shows running concurrently at the Singapore Expo Centre: Metal Asia 2003, a metalworking show; Metrology MTA 2003, a quality trade fair; Mould Tech Asia 2003, the 6th Asian international exhibition of machinery and accessories for the mould and die industry; and Manufacturing Asia 2003, the 15th Asian international showcase for factory equipment and supplies.

All of this takes place in conjunction with Outsource & Subcon 2003, an Asian contract manufacturing and subcontracting exhibition for global manufacturing procurement and outsourcing.

The projected exhibition area will cover 18,000 m² and accommodate 1,200 companies, with about 80% from overseas, and host 12 group pavilions. More than 20,000 visitors are expected.

Numerous organizations are supporting MTA 2003, including the Federation of Asia Pacific Die & Mould Associations (FADMA).

Fidia Appoints 600 Centre as
Representative in United Kingdom

Fidia of Italy, manufacturer of three-, four- and five-axis birotary head milling centers for mold, die and resin applications, has appointed the 600 Centre organization of Shepshed as its representative in the United Kingdom.

According to 600 Centre director Tim Hately, “Fidia’s range of machines is regarded internationally as [having] leading-edge technology for five-axis machining, with the added advantage of the Fidia control system and application software.”

The Fidia range consists of the D, K, HS and Y2K Series. The K 211/411 five-axis milling center is the latest addition with a 24,000 rev/min, 27 kW bi-rotary head and up to 84-tool capacity for large, complex injection molds. Other machines have up spindle drives offering up to 60,000 rev/min, and are capable of digitizing, graphite machining, hard metal machining of forging dies and molds as well as model machining.