MILAN, ITALY -
Xylexpo 2010 continued Wednesday with steady, albeit lesser attendance than past years' shows.
Still, attendees were showing interest in the new technology on display throughout the halls of the FieraMilano Rho Fairgrounds in Milan. The five-day biennial woodworking show runs through May 8.
An estimated 80,000 attendees from all over the world are expected to attend the 22nd Xylexpo show. According to show management, this yearâs show features 652 exhibitors spread across 42,500 net square meters.
After Italy, the largest contingent of exhibitors is Germany (70), followed by China (21), Taiwan (16), and the Czech Republic, Spain and Austria (11).
Many exhibitors debuted new machinery geared toward improving production efficiency in both large and small manufacturing environments, including the Homag Group. One of many new machines on display by Homag, the BMG 511 Optimat is a flexible five-axis machining center for window, door, furniture and staircase production. The machine features an automatic positioning console table as well as a matrix table for nesting of small parts. The machine is constructed of Sorb Tech, which the company says dampens vibration and improves processing quality. See the video of the BMG Optimat and the AP table.