After another busy quarter, we are taking a look back at some of the major trade shows we attended that helped define a successful fall season for Xiris.
Our most important trade show of the Fall was to Fabtech 2019, in Chicago, USA. Being North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, it offered the perfect opportunity to meet world-class fabricators, distributors, machine builders, and end users. Our new camera, the slimline XVC-700 was introduced at Fabtech to great acclaim by other exhibitors and visitors alike, which made the show that much more special for us! Xiris was proud to have over 15 cameras on display in 8 different exhibitor’s booths around the show. As the tradeshow went on, it was great to see the excitement from customers as they learned how Xiris weld cameras can allow them to clearly monitor their welding processes. Fabtech 2019 provided a great venue for Xiris to show off its existing and new weld cameras and demonstrate how they can impact welding process and quality control.
In late November, Xiris travelled to Frankfurt, Germany to exhibit in the leading global trade fair for additive manufacturing (industrial 3D printing). With over 34,500 visitors from around the world representing aerospace, automotive, energy, medical and additive manufacturing (AM) end user markets, it was an amazing experience to be a part of the largest Formnext to date. Our focus at the show was on the value our cameras can provide for characterizing additive manufacturing processes, especially direct energy deposition. It is apparent that the industry is desperately seeking a solution to process characterization as the reception for Xiris weld cameras was excellent. Equipment makers, powder suppliers, end users and researchers at Universities and research institutions all expressed keen interest in the Xiris weld camera technology.
Xiris also attended some other smaller shows such as the Tube Southeast Asia show in Bangkok, Thailand. At this show, Xiris was able to make potential customers aware of its latest sales presence with an office in Kuala Lumpur. During the show, Xiris had the pleasure of meeting with a variety of global partners, including both new and existing partners from tube fabrication and various metal working industries where we demonstrated the tube weld inspection system and our XVC weld cameras, sparking discussion on the show floor.
Metalex Vietnam 2019, held in conjunction with the RobotX and Welding Vietnam shows was held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in the middle of October 2019. Attended by Xiris’ APAC Director, David Garrard, it was a great opportunity to meet with existing partners and key welding-related exhibitors from all over Southeast Asia, India and China. The attendance of this tradeshow aided in the successful introduction of Xiris XVC weld cameras into the APAC region.