The Swiss Machining Seminar 2021 welcomed around 250 attendees at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beijing, representing a wide range of industries, from automotive, aerospace, medical, and 5-axes machining, to smart factory automation, ‘state-of-the-art’ coatings, and high-end coolants. The seminar attracted specialists in China in the machining and automation industries, from tooling engineers, programmers, tool manufacturers, CNC-operators, to factory planners. On the Swiss side, experts from 20 industry champions of the Swiss Machinery Association shared their expertise in how to achieve both high quality and cost effectiveness.
The Swiss mechanical, electrical and metal industry (MEM) is Switzerland’s biggest industrial employer. Its high standards in quality, precision, safety and reliability, coupled with its ability to innovate, make Swiss MEM competitive internationally. In his keynote speech, Swiss Ambassador to China Bernardino Regazzoni emphasized Swiss innovation, quality and precision in this rapidly-changing world of manufacturing technology: ‘It’s the people working in these precision fields that make the “Swiss Made” label a true symbol of excellence; they implement the values of quality and innovation that are at the core of the Swiss ethos.’
The Swiss Machining Seminar is organized by the Swiss Machinery Association, a division of SwissCham, with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in China, and Swissmem. Based in Shanghai, the Swiss Machinery Association is a pool of Swiss companies with expertise in high-end solutions for the metal cutting industries, 5-axes machines, software solutions for Industry 4.0 (tool management and CNC-programming), coating services and liquid tools, high-performance Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) tools (milling cutter, drills, reamers, taps, etc.). Their clients are producers in the automotive, aerospace, medical and machinery industries, hydraulic, as well as the energy industries. These companies place their focus on total cost of ownership (TCO) and high-performance solutions at lowest cost per part (CPP).
The organizers expressed their satisfaction with the high turnout given the current travel restrictions for visitors from abroad.
The second edition of the Swiss Machining Seminar is planned to take place in 2022 in Shanghai. The organizers are looking forward to continue adding value for the participating companies and the visitors.