Asiamold becomes Asiamold Select, heightened synergy between events
by David Fleschen
For many years, Messe Frankfurt’s annual Asiamold event has been well recognised by the South China mould-making sector as well as the firms that rely upon these moulds. In response to the rapid growth and diversifying needs of the region’s manufacturing sector, the company has announced that the show will host a second annual edition, with the introduction of an autumn event in Shenzhen from 2024 onward. Both the Guangzhou and Shenzhen edition will be grouped under the name “Asiamold Select”, and are aimed at aligning with the country’s sustainability and intelligent manufacturing development initiatives.
Guangdong, a pivotal industrial province in China, serves as a central hub for a diverse array of manufacturing clusters. It is also the largest site for mould production and distribution in the country, over 30% of the country’s mould-making ouputs are contributed by the province. In addition to the rapid expansion of manufacturing technologies, factors including the ongoing advancement of the new energy and automotive industries are fuelling demand for a more diverse range of moulding solutions.
As an example, within the automotive market, manufacturing is transitioning towards the use of lightweight materials and further integration with alternative energy sources. For the moulding industry, this has prompted the need for new technologies specialised toward components for alternative fuel vehicles, electric vehicle batteries, and photovoltaic energy storage. The evolution of Asiamold Select is thus a response to this market demand and will serve to better support the moulding industry in the South China region.
Asiamold Select will introduce a wide spectrum of efficient, innovative and sustainable manufacturing solutions including mould-making, 3D printing, die-casting, stamping and other technologies. The series is part of several events in Messe Frankfurt’s Manufacturing Technologies & Components cluster. By hosting Asiamold Select concurrently with other fairs within the cluster, the individual platforms can converge as a one-stop shop for sourcing.
Asiamold Select – Guangzhou, will be held from 4 – 6 March 2024 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex alongside SPS – Smart Production Solutions Guangzhou (formerly SIAF Guangzhou). As in previous years, the show will focus on moulds, dies and 3D printing. Through its collaboration with SPS – Smart Production Solutions Guangzhou, the two fairs will highlight the synergistic potential of smart manufacturing within the industry. Ultimately, the move is aimed at assisting the South China manufacturing sector with upgrading and transforming toward smart production and digitalisation.
Asiamold Select – Shenzhen will take place in autumn 2024 at the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center concurrently with Formnext + PM South China. Participants will be able to benefit from the collaborative potential that can be found between moulding, additive manufacturing, powder metallurgy, and advanced ceramics technologies within a single venue.
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