11:33 | 17/10/2018 Industry
(VEN) - Reed Tradex, the leading exhibition organizer in the ASEAN, will launch the international exhibition "Welding Vietnam 2019" which focuses on Industry 4.0 concepts applied to welding and associated technologies linked to the factory. The aim of the exhibition is to create a comprehensive platform for the welding community to directly update on the latest technologies & trends, and expand their professional networks.
Welding is an essential part of every manufacturing process, from automotive, infrastructure, shipping, railway, and airplanes to rockets. Nowadays, Industry 4.0 – with the emergence of more automation and data exchange between machines in the manufacturing arena – can help welding operations of all sizes meet the expectations of even the most demanding customers, with potential savings of up to 70 per cent, according to a Fraunhofer IPA survey.
Suttisak Wilanan, Deputy Managing Director of Reed Tradex, said: “The use of welding in today’s technology is extensive and industrial sectors are highly dependent on welding technologies to join the manufactured products. Companies and their industrial processes need to adapt to the challenge of rapid technology-driven changes if they are not to be left behind by developments in their sector and by their competitors.”
“Welding Vietnam 2019 is expected to bring 250 brands and 10,000 visitors, provides a convenient ‘one-stop’ venue where manufacturers from the automotive, sub-contracting, and energy industries can meet with world-class suppliers, sample the latest welding technologies and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits, and discover new solutions to all of their welding, metal forming, fabricating, and finishing needs,” Suttisak added.
Digitisation, automation, and networking are a dominant trend in industrial production, a development that is usually referred to as Industry 4.0. Interconnectivity, automation, and digitization are questions that have to be tackled today in order to be a leader of tomorrow and the welding technology sector is no exception.
Truong Hoa Hai, Researcher/OSH Teacher of National Institute of Labour Protection - Sub-institute of Labour & Environment Protection in Southern Vietnam, pointed out that the welding equipment market is expected to grow at a remarkable rate, as the world moves toward industrialization on the back of the growing population. For Vietnam, increasing foreign investments and local manufacturing, the supporting industries are gaining importance, and this represents a huge space for the growth of the welding industry in Vietnam. However, the lack of adequate regulations and structural integrity issues of traditional welding methods are expected to restrict the market’s growth. Moreover, welding applications require workforce with specialised skill sets, and the manufacturing industry is estimated to witness gaps in skilled human resources. Hai stressed “qualified and competent welding engineers with multidisciplinary knowledge are essential for the success of the welding industry.”
There are numerous benefits and rich contents prepared for visitors by the organizer at the international exhibition "Welding Vietnam 2019" that will run for 3 days (October 10-12, 2019), at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC). It is co-located with “Metalex Vietnam”, the international exhibition on Machine Tools & Metalworking Solutions.
More information can be found at: www.metalexvietnam.com