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History of the encounters

History of machining encounters


The machining meetings were born from a first forum on 30 September 2009 in Madrid, where machining companies met with the aim of creating a space where to help the revitalisation and sophistication of the conventional machining workshop through meetings and the exchange of ideas.

XX Encuentro del Mecanizado – 4-5 de julio de 2018, Valencia

The XX Machining Meeting was presented in a two-day format with the support of AIDIMME Technological Institute, FEMEVAL and Mitsubishi Materials. Call for machining tractor companies and SMEs with a common objective: to increase the competitiveness of the machining subcontracting network. Machining companies visited the factory of the future with the on-site demonstration of the VARIAXIS j 5-axis Machining Center, among others.

XIX Encuentro del Mecanizado – 6-8 de junio de 2017, Bilbao

The XIX Machining Meeting presented a new format lasting three days that coincided with the FITMAQ fair in Bilbao, in which tractor companies and small and medium machining companies were called to develop new keys to increase the competitiveness of machining companies. machined through the latest generation technologies of Industry 4.0.

XVIII Encuentro del Mecanizado – 19 de octubre de 2016, Barcelona

The emblematic building of La Pedrera was the setting chosen by the organizers of the XVIII edition of the Machining Meetings to bring together again machining companies and tractor companies to debate for the first time on the new Industry 4.0, or fourth industrial revolution, and the technologies that comprise it.

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XVII Encuentro del Mecanizado – 7 de abril de 2016, Madrid

At this meeting, the Machining Platform was launched, a free space for machining companies through which to contact potential customers, both inside and outside of Spain. In addition, various presentations were made that focused on improving the competitiveness of small and medium-sized machining companies.

Program | Video | CESA presentation | CDTI presentation | NAGAMOHR presentation | Event coverage

XVI Encuentro del Mecanizado – 26 de febrero de 2015, Elgoibar

This edition featured interesting presentations by GKN Driveline Zumaia, IMH or the Realice cooperative, who tried to give the keys to improving the competitiveness of this industrial sector, which involves innovation, training and the promotion of talent from the companies. machining companies to increase the profitability of their machining shops.

Program | Video | Assistant Companies | Presentations: TKGUNE-IMH · GKN Driveline · Realize | Simulating the profitability of a virtual workshop | Event coverage

XV Encuentro del Mecanizado – 25 de septiembre de 2014, Vigo

The fifteenth edition of the Meetings, held in the olive city, made known first-hand the new Galician Metallurgical Cluster, the witness of Galician machining companies or a Portuguese reference in mold manufacturing, during various presentations that promoted the investment in R + D + I and specialization of the services offered by companies.

Program | Assistant Companies | Presentations: Hispamoldes Group · Alfaro brothers | Event coverage

XIV Encuentro del Mecanizado – 25 de marzo de 2014, Barcelona

A meeting where the speakers explained the recipes to enhance alliances and the transfer of knowledge between machining companies. For this, constant innovation, the best organization, discipline, flexibility, continuous improvement and the involvement of the entire company in this improvement must be the relevant criteria to be competitive.

Program | Assistant Companies | Presentations: Blumeprot · Gutmar · IK4-LORTEK · Tecnomatrix | Event coverage

XIII Encuentro del Mecanizado – 6 de junio de 2013, Sevilla

Machining for the aeronautical industry was the central theme of the conference, where it was committed to a strategic industry for Spain due to its activity in the development of high added value products, the situation of the aeronautical sector and the challenges and opportunities for subcontractors, as well as the evolution of machining in the aeronautical sector and the need for specialization.

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XII Encuentro del Mecanizado – 14 de marzo de 2013, Vitoria Gasteiz

At this event, the ‘Competitiveness Circuit’ was launched which, under the leitmotiv of the motor world and Formula 1, was organized into ten ministands corresponding to the nine sponsors of ASPROMEC plus the tractor company Gestamp; each one of them identified with an F1 circuit, and the attendees were divided into groups that rotated through all the stands.

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XI Encuentro del Mecanizado – 27 de septiembre de 2012, Gijón

Machining SMEs, tractor companies and institutions such as the Asturian metal employer Femetal or the confederation of which it is a part, Confemetal were once again the protagonists of the day, whose leitmotif was to detect formulas to improve the competitiveness of the Spanish subcontracting network .

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X Encuentro del Mecanizado – 31 de mayo de 2012, Bilbao

Held within the framework of the BIEMH, this meeting carried out an in-depth analysis of the Study of Competitiveness of the Industrial Machining Sector (AVIVA Project), carried out by ASPROMEC and Confemetal, insisting on the added value of offering its own and unique service by machining companies.

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IX Encuentro del Mecanizado – 8 de marzo de 2012, Murcia

At this meeting, a new debate format was launched focused on the critical points that the association revealed in the Aviva Project, such as the need for cooperation and training of entrepreneurs and workers, as well as a change of profile and strategic planning, a focus on the international market, innovation, quality and quantity of the tractor effect in machining companies.

Presentations | Think Tank space presentations | Assistant Companies | Photos | Event coverage

VIII Encuentro del Mecanizado – 28 de septiembre de 2011, Bilbao

The common link to all interventions and the objective of the ninth machining meeting was to show the real business opportunities to machining companies, giving different keys on how large companies value SMEs to choose their most suitable supplier .

Program | Presentations | Assistant Companies | Photos | Event coverage

VII Encuentro del Mecanizado – 6 de julio de 2011, Zaragoza

The meeting in Zaragoza revolved around the premise of competitiveness in the machining sector. Factors such as process improvement, team improvement, cooperation, improvement in the management of people are usually determinants of competitiveness applied to companies in general and to machining SMEs in particular, and keys were given at the meeting to get them.

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VI Encuentro del Mecanizado – 12 de mayo de 2011, Vigo

Companies from the Galician machining sector met at this meeting to seek solutions that would improve the situation of the industry in northern Spain, with cooperation, competitiveness, internationalization and the search for professional talent being some of the most valued responses.

Presentations 1 | Presentations 2 | Assistant Companies | Photos | Video | Event coverage

V Encuentro del Mecanizado – 10 de febrero de 2011, Valencia

With innovation as the main theme of this event, machining companies learned of the great importance of investing in R & D & I and working together with technological institutes to improve their competitiveness thanks to high-performance technologies for machining, with special emphasis on additive manufacturing as one of the most revolutionary innovations in the industry.

Presentations 1 | Presentations 2 | Assistant Companies | Photos | Video | Event coverage

IV Encuentro del Mecanizado -30 de septiembre de 2010, Madrid

A good strategic plan, being competitive through innovation, cooperation and the correct selection of materials and machines; The detailed analysis of the digital workshop, adequately managing customer needs and seeking a global approach to outsourcing were the strong points highlighted in this meeting to combat the crisis.

Program | Presentations | Assistant Companies | Photos | Video | Event coverage

III Encuentro del Mecanizado – 20 de mayo de 2010, Barcelona

The fourth edition of the Machining Meetings was held after the official constitution of ASPROMEC, with the financial crisis and the metalworking industry as the main focus, and the need to innovate and cooperate between machining companies to seek competitive solutions and make a difference in the globalized market.

Program | Presentations | Assisting Companies | Photos | Video | Event coverage

II Encuentro del Mecanizado - 18 de marzo de 2010, Vitoria Gasteiz

This meeting established the space as a palpable demonstration that spaces for greater collaboration between small and medium-sized machining companies can be created from the sector itself, with presentations aimed at the auxiliary industry, where issues such as financing difficulties and the importance of using multitasking machines in the machine shop.

Program | Presentations 1 | Presentations 2 | Assistant Companies | Event coverage

I Encuentro del Mecanizado - 28 de enero de 2010, Sevilla

Already with the name of ‘Meetings of the Mechanized’ in this second appointment more than 100 machining companies met to learn how to improve their competitiveness based on the values of innovation, cooperation, contacts and opening to new markets.

Seville 2010 Program | Presentations | Assistant Companies | Photos | Video | Event coverage